U.S. Tour of Duty: Operation Full Disclosure
RAY McGOVERN and SUSAN ROSENBERG
Tuesday, April 12 7-9 PM
Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts
2210 Lincoln Boulevard (one block north of Venice Blvd.)
Venice, CA 90291
Ray and Susan will discuss the effects of torture, and why the American government has targeted WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.
Advance tickets here:
Proceeds will benefit The Veterans Project and U.S. Tour of Duty
Free lot and street parking
Wednesday, April 13 7-9 PM
RAY McGOVERN and MICHAEL NEEDHAM
UFCW Orchid Room
816 Camarillo Springs Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
Advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167300
Ray McGovern, an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then a CIA analyst for a total of 30 years, was among the first to condemn the corruption of intelligence to “justify” attacking Iraq. During the 80s, McGovern briefed top White House officials and the Secretary of State one-on-one with the President’s Daily Brief. On February 15, he stood in silent protest as Secretary Hillary Clinton touted free expression — but apparently not for McGovern, who was pounced upon by security, beaten, bloodied and jailed .
Susan Rosenberg was a political activist who was sentenced to 58 years in prison. She served 16 years until President Bill Clintongranted her clemency on his final day in office. Her new memoir, An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country, reveals how she was subjected to dehumanizing treatment in various U.S. prisons, including techniques later used on a wider scale at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and now — for Pvt. Bradley Manning — at the Marine brig in Quantico.
<The event will conclude with a book signing.
U.S. Tour of Duty promotes dialogue about civic issues by organizing public forums, developing media strategies and producing audio/video content.
The Veterans Project helps military veterans adjust to civilian life when they come home.
Co-sponsored by U.S. Tour of Duty, Code Pink, Veterans For Peace – Los Angeles, The Veterans Project, LA Progressive and LA Jews for Peace.