Sunday, November 6, 2011

Occupy Portland Is Growing

Civil Liberties
10 Years After 9/11:
Can We Be Safe?

The National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Oregon, the American Constitution Society, Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group and Amnesty International USA - Group 48 are sponsoring an evening forum to discuss the threat to our civil liberties caused by the prior and current administration’s systematic policies of torture and targeted killing, extraordinary rendition and warrantless wiretaps, military commissions and indefinite detention, political surveillance and religious discrimination - policies which have dubious or no value in preserving our safety and national security.
Panelists will also highlight ongoing efforts by ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild and others to uncover such abuses and hold those responsible accountable in the legal courts and the court of public opinion.
Speakers include:
  • Steven Wax, Federal Public Defender, who has represented a number of Guantanamo detainees
  • David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon; Kayse Jama, Executive Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing;
  • Steven Goldberg a National Lawyers Guild attorney whose litigation successfully challenged the NSA warrantless surveillance program
  • Brandon Mayfield, a local Muslim attorney falsely accused and imprisoned on terrorism charges.

Jo Ann Hardesty, a former state legislator and a long-time voice for Portland's under-represented communities and a leader in the struggle against racial and economic injustice will present opening remarks and moderate the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact: Mark Kramer, National Lawyers Guild, (503) 243-2733;
Event Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm
Portland Building Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States

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