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The report is said to describe how “CIA doctors monitored the prisoners’ body temperatures” for hypothermia as they were continuously covered with ice water, ensuring that their temperatures would not drop to the point of death so they could be tortured again. Reportedly, the torture got so bad at a “black site” prison in Thailand that “CIA employees left the agency’s secret prison after becoming disturbed by the brutal measures employed there.”

In January, The Washington Post reported how the CIA delivered a $15 million cash bribe to the Polish intelligence service to open and maintain a secret torture site in Poland. The lengths members of our government went to to abuse and dehumanize prisoners make me ill.

The United States cannot turn back the clock on the international torture regime that was set up in our name after 9/11. We cannot undo the untold damage that was done to our international reputation, to the safety of our troops in the field or to our collective conscience.

We can, however, hope and pray that God forgives us for what our government has done in our name, even though only a handful were ever made aware of the torture as it was being authorized and carried out. We can also act to ensure torture never happens again.

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Student activists at the University of Minnesota are ratcheting up their protest against a campus visit by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is scheduled to speak Thurday at Northrop Auditorium. 

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which tried and failed to get the U to rescind its invitation to Rice, has sent a letter to the U police chief, Greg Hestness, claiming that a “truly dangerous” person is heading to campus. 

"From time to time, truly dangerous people do come to our campus. We would like to alert you to the upcoming presence of such a person…" says the April 13 letter, which was also sent to the University’s general counsel. 

The letter argues that: “There is probable cause to believe Dr. Rice has been involved in massive criminal activity” - a reference to her role in the controversial wartime policies of President George W. Bush. Citing international law against torture, it says: “We are confident that you will at least bring Dr. Rice in to be questioned. We hope, however, that you do not employ the interrogation techniques she so willingly approved.”

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Minneapolis: Keep War Criminals OFF CAMPUS! Call to Protest Condoleezza Rice




Thursday, April 17 - 4:30pm 




Northrop Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest on Thursday, April 17th against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. In her roles within the Bush Administration, Condoleezza committed well-documented crimes against humanity, including: 
An Illegal Invasion of Iraq
War & occupation in Iraq, causing the death of thousands of civilians
Supporting torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanomo Bay
Declaring the US exempt from the Geneva Conventions
By providing Condoleezza Rice a forum, the U is endorsing her support and approval of unilateral preemptive war, and the global degradation of human rights. Condoleezza Rice’s presence will not go unchallenged. Lecture to begin at 5pm, Rally time 4:30pmEndorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN),Amnesty International UMN, Whose Diversity? - Minnesota , AFSCME 3800 - UMN clerical staff union, Anti-War Committee, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis , Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) ,Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) , Minnesota Peace Action Coalition , National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Workers International League (WIL), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)Welfare Rights Committee, Socialist Alternative, Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS), Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) Green Party of Minnesota Freedom Road Socialist Organization

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Minneapolis: Keep War Criminals OFF CAMPUS! Call to Protest Condoleezza Rice

Thursday, April 17 - 4:30pm 

Northrop Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest on Thursday, April 17th against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

In her roles within the Bush Administration, Condoleezza committed well-documented crimes against humanity, including: 

  • An Illegal Invasion of Iraq
  • War & occupation in Iraq, causing the death of thousands of civilians
  • Supporting torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanomo Bay
  • Declaring the US exempt from the Geneva Conventions

By providing Condoleezza Rice a forum, the U is endorsing her support and approval of unilateral preemptive war, and the global degradation of human rights. 

Condoleezza Rice’s presence will not go unchallenged. 

Lecture to begin at 5pm, Rally time 4:30pm

Endorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN),Amnesty International UMN, Whose Diversity? - Minnesota , AFSCME 3800 - UMN clerical staff union, Anti-War CommitteeVeterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis , Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) ,Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) , Minnesota Peace Action Coalition , National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Workers International League (WIL), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)Welfare Rights Committee, Socialist Alternative, Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS)Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) Green Party of Minnesota Freedom Road Socialist Organization