Sunday, October 11, 2009

GITMO LAWYER to speak: QUAKER House 40th anniversary event (featuring PEACE & WAR experts)

(Find more information about Quaker House at end of this post)

NOTICE: "LAWLESS GITMO" : An inter-active talk with ATTORNEY ROBERT "HOPPY" ELLIOT who will speak on his work representing GUANTANAMO DETAINEES.

1:00 pm - FORMER SPECIAL FORCES veteran and AUTHOR Stan Goff will discuss Afghanistan and war.

AND FRIENDS/LEADERS for the SOUTHEAST - two who can speak to MANY experiences
2:30 PM - Coleman Smith & Clare Hanrahan- Longtime peace activists whose home is in Western NC (Asheville) - "Peace work in the Southeast: Future Directions"

Next Saturday, during the Quaker House 40th anniversary event, attorney Robert "Hoppy" Elliot will talk about his work representing Guantanamo detainees. He's a volunteer for the ACLU in this project.

This effort to provide a basic right to prisoners who have been held for years without trial has not been easy: both the Bush and now the Obama administration have been fighting it every inch of every step of the way. The official record is outrageous, and ongoing.

STN-ers are invited to join in at this event, at Quaker House, 11AM to 4 PM. There's no charge, it isn't a fundraiser, and there are several other "mini-workshops" on the agenda (details below). If you're interested, we ask that you RSVP to Chuck Fager at 910-323-3912, or at

Here's the rest of the program plans:

You Are Invited to Celebrate 40 Years of
Yes To The Troops - No To The Wars

Quaker House
223 Hillside Ave.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
MAP here

Saturday, October 17th 2009
11:00 am - 4:00 PM

RSVP to or 910 323-3912

11:00 AM - Opening remarks and introductions

11:30 PM - Awards Presentations

1:00 PM - Special Forces veteran and author Stan Goff will discuss Afghanistan and war.

1:30 PM - Steve Woolford & Lenore Yarger Quaker House Counselors "The GI Rights Hotline Today & Tomorrow"

2:00 PM - Lawless GITMO: ACLU Attorney Robert Elliot will describe his work to provide legal defense for prisoners at Guantanamo, and how the current administration continues to obstruct those efforts at every step.

2:30 PM - Coleman Smith & Clare Hanrahan- Longtime peace activists from Asheville- "Peace work in the Southeast: Future Directions"

3:00 - 4:00 PM Visiting and sharing, networking live music, exhibits

"HEAVY hors d' ouevres"


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