Solitary Watch is a participating organization in Amnesty International’s Torture Awareness Campaign, sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The campaign has been putting on a month-long series of programs–you can click on the link provided here to get the full listing.
James Ridgeway will be part of a panel this Thursday on torture in the U.S. criminal justice system. The panel will also feature Robert King, survivor of 29 years in solitary confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, along with other guest speakers and student and faculty presentations. It is free and open to the public.
Panel: Torture and the Criminal Justice System/The Institutionalization of Torture
James Ridgeway, investigative journalist, Solitary Watch
Jamie Fellner, Senior Counsel of the US Program, Human Rights Watch
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Good luck today!
I am looking forward to your report on the students reaction to your presentation.
Thanks, Jean and James, for the head’s up. No conference on torture in America is complete without discussion of the growing problem of extra-judicial use of COINTELPRO on law-abiding Americans. All PSYOP is torture – first, when it’s inflicted, and then, when its victims are dismissed by community leaders as crazy. Now that local police are directed by the Pentagon, they have the legal capacity to use PSYOP tools as well as mind-altering technologies on citizens (and hire private gangs to use them), and even the Joint Forces stationed in every city in our country can use these tools and technologies, no organization purporting to protect human or civil rights in America should ignore these enslaving policies, practices and the LAWS that make their wipespread use possible.