Thursday June 25, 2009 9:00 AM -
John Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C.
Update: View videos and media reports of this event at our Events Across U.S. page.
Join us for a day of demonstration in Washington, D.C. and across the country, to prosecute those responsible for torture (download the flyer).
In Washington D.C. we have speakers and a rally from 11 to 12 in John Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, then a march to the Department of Justice. The closest metro stations to John Marshall Park are Judiciary Square (Red Line) and Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green Line, Yellow Line).
View map of Washington, DC Torture Accountability Rally 06-25-09
List of speakers:
- Marjorie Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Njambi Good is Director of Counter Terror with Justice Campaign, Amnesty International USA
- Enver Masud is founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund (est. 1995), and recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation for his book The War on Islam.
- Max Obuszewski of National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, is a peace activist from Baltimore, and was one of the people spied on and entered into a federally-supplied database as a "terrorist"
- Marcus Raskin is cofounder of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
- Patricio Rice, of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition, is a torture survivor
- Mara Verheyden-Hilliard is cofounder of the Partnership for Civil Justice
Kevin Zeese, director of VotersForPeace.US, is a board member of VelvetRevolution.US, and filed 12 complaints seeking Disbarment of Cheney/Bush Torture Lawyers
WIth performances by Jordan Page, Tha Truth, and David Ippolito.
Tabling will start at 9 and go on all day (no selling of DVDs,T-shirts, etc - only buttons, bumper stickers, and reading material).
Some participants may engage in nonviolent civil disobedience.
Other events across the country are happening on the same day in a nationwide call for accountability for torture.