From: patty guerrero (
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 19:12:16 -0700 (PDT)
HI,  an important day is coming up on November 12, and i hope you will be able 
to attend.   See below for specifics.

On Thursday, November 12, two Twin Cities events will bring front and center 
the problem of torture as part of United States policies both foreign and 
domestic.  CIA whistleblower, John Kiriakou, and psychologist Bradley Olson, 
will headline the two events to be held at the University of Minnesota in 
Minneapolis and Hamline University in St Paul.  
Both events are free and open to the public.
“US Torture: Insider Perspectives on the Pursuit of Ethics and Justice” is a 
lunchtime convocation from 11:30am-12:30pm at Hamline University, Anderson 
Center, Room 111, 774 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, 55104 (parking in Center's 
ramp).  Sponsored by Hamline University's Model United Nation program and the 
Departments of Global Studies, Political Science and Psychology.
“Torture: Back in the Spotlight and How to Keep It There” is from 3:00-5:00pm 
in Willey Hall, University of Minnesota, 225 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, 55455.
John Kiriakou is the only person to go to prison for the CIA's documented 
torture programs...and that was because he blew the whistle on them.  A 
fourteen year veteran of the CIA, first as an analyst and then as a 
counterterrorism operations officer, his encounter, following the September 11 
attacks, with the US Government's lawless program of torture led to his going 
public about it.  Initially charged with myriad charges including three counts 
of espionage, the government dropped all the spurious charges when Kiriakou, to 
avoid the risk of 45 years in prison, eventually pled guilty to only one: 
exposing the identity of a CIA officer.  He is an outspoken and eloquent 
advocate for CIA and now, prison, reforms.  
Bradley Olson was active in the successful 10-year long effort to stop the 
American Psychological Association's (APA) participation in torture at 
Guantanamo and in CIA programs.  He is a community psychologist focused on a 
wide variety of human and civil rights issues, advocacy and activism, ethics, 
and philosophy of science. President of Psychologists for Social 
Responsibility, co-founder of The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology,  
President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence 
and a past chair of Divisions for Social Justice (DSJ) a collaboration of 12 
APA divisions, Professor Olson teaches at National Louis University in Chicago.
Organizer: Women Against Military Madness, Tackling Torture at the Top 
Committee ( 
John Kiriakou: <> <>
Bradley Olson: Psychologists for Social Responsibility 
The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology 
Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence <> 

  • Pax-salon, (continued)

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