D.C. Police Should Not Train With Israeli Occupation Forces

Speaker:  Benjamin Douglas

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

Police forces across the United States, including here in D.C., travel to Israel to receive training from Israeli occupying authorities. How do people who believe in freedom and dignity for Palestine and for people of color in the United States respond to this exchange of worst policing practices? What can we do to say occupation is no model for safety in our communities? The campaign against these police trainings is part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement: a 2005 call by Palestinian civil society to people of conscience everywhere to disinvest from the state of Israel until it (1) ends its occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, (2) respects the right of return of Palestinian refugees, and (3) allows equal rights for its Palestinian citizens.
Benjamin Douglas is on the steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-DC Metro. He became interested in Palestine-Israel from arguing with relatives who claimed that Palestine was uninhabited prior to Zionist settlement in the late nineteenth century. He lives and works in Washington, DC.
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Please Support Witness Against Torture Events–No Clarification of Thought Talk at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in January–Please Post

Dear Friends,

There will not be a Clarification of Thought Talk at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in January.   

We encourage people to support the Witness Against Torture (WAT) “Fast for Justice” from January 7-14. January 11th marks the 16th year that the first detainees were taken to Guantanamo. For 16 years most of the 41 detainees have been held there, experiencing brutal confinement with no resolution of their case in sight. The purpose of the Fast for Justice is to call for the closing of Guantanamo, to end torture and indefinite detention and to hold accountable those responsible for torture. 

On January 10th there will be a special Book event (see below). And on January 11th there will be a public witness outside the White House beginning at 11:30 a.m. See www.WitnessAgainstTorture.com or email witnesstorture@gmail.com for more details.

We wish you every good blessing in this New Year.

In peace and hope,

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

There is a Man Under that Hood: Closing Guantanamo and Ending Torture in the Age of Trump

January 10, 2018, 6-8 p.m. 

The Impact Hub

419 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 

Please join Witness Against Torture, the Peace Poets and friends for a book launch and performance on the eve of the January 11 demonstrations calling for the immediate closing of Guantanamo. The book — “There is a Man Under that Hood” — sets the words of Luke Nephew’s (Peace Poets) remarkable poem of that title to images of anti-torture demonstrations: photographs taken or curated by Justin Norman (WAT). The afterword is written by Omar Farah, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights. The Peace Poets will perform pieces from current human rights struggles. UK author Andy Worthington will address the state of Guantanamo in the era of Trump. And legal advocates will report on the fate of their clients still imprisoned. Together, we will celebrate our resistance to torture and work to close Guantanamo.  


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