Saturday, August 7, 2010

LIVE Dialogue on Torture 1 PM ET/10 AM PST/10 PM Karachi Time

The link for the webcast is here

How do I participate?

We are encouraging chapters and organizations to have group showings of this event. The event will be live streamed using

How to view from home - Simply go here where you will be able to view the live stream.

This will be a live presentation in St. Louis, MO featuring the following panelists. The event will be live streamed on this webpage on at that time.

Torture: Two Perspectives - Veterans for Peace Live Web-Streamed Dialogue

JOIN VPP FOR TWO LIVE WEB CASTS VFP's first two web streamed dialogues.

Saturday, August 7th - "Perspectives & Consequences for the Torturer"

Saturday, October 9th - "The Prisoner's Reality and International Law"

We are very excited to invite you and your chapter to participate with us in VFP's first two web streamed dialogues. One event will feature those who have tortured and another will feature those who are survivors of torture. Not only will you be able to watch in live, but you will be able to submit your questions live to the presenters.

Torture: Perspectives & Consequences for the Torturer

Justine Sharrock: Justine is author of "Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things," will be live streamed from San Francisco, CA
Andy Duffy: Andy Duffy enlisted as a medic in the Iowa National Guard two days after he turned 17. He testifies to incidents in which Iraqi detainees in Abu Graib Prison desperately in need of medical treatment were denied it.
Woody Powell: Served in the USAF, 1950-54, in Korea 1952-53. Air Police, K-9 Corps. Air Base Defense. Was Executive Director of Veterans For Peace from 2001 to 2005. He is the author of "Two Walk the Golden Road."

Moderated by John Chappell: Dr. Chappell is an Associate Professor of History at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is author of the book, "Before the Bomb: How America Approached the End of the Pacific War." In May 2010, he was panelist in the workshop, "The Atomic Bombings and Indiscriminate Attacks on Civilians," at the International Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World held at Riverside Church in New York City.
Torture: The Prisoner's Reality and International Law

Streamed live on Saturday October 9 (6pm London & 10am Pacific time)

Another live event in St. Louis that will be broadcast via the internet. We encourage all to view it live here at here

Phil Butler: Dr. Butler is a 1961 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former light-attack, carrier pilot. In 1965 he was shot down over North Vietnam where he spent 2,855 days and nights, almost eight years, as a prisoner of war. He is a highly decorated combat veteran who was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legion of Merits, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Heart medals. After his repatriation in 1973 he earned a PhD in sociology from the University of California at San Diego and became a Navy Organizational Effectiveness consultant. He completed his Navy career in 1981 as a professor of management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Phil is also a Lifetime Member of Veterans For Peace. He is also the author "Three Lives of a Warrior."

Moazzam Begg - Moazzam Begg was seized by the CIA in Islamabad in February of 2002. He was flown to the U.S. detention facility at Kandahar then taken to Bagram where he was held for a year before being transferred to Guantanamo. He was labeled as an "enemy combatant" but never charged with a crime. In all, Moazzam spent three years in prison, much of it in solitary confinement. He was subjected to over three hundred interrogations as well as death threats and torture. He was released in January of 2005 along with three other British citizens. He is the author of "Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar." Begg will be joining us from England via web cast.

Moderator - to be announced


How to view this with a group - A group showing can easily be done with a screen (or white wall) with an LCD projector attached to a computer. You will need internet access. Simply go to here where you will be able to project the live stream on your wall or screen.

Veterans For Peace, 216 S. Meramec, St. Louis, MO 63105, 314-725-6005

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