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Guantanamo and Torture:

Confronting Our National Nightmare

Jeffrey GleasonStephen Soldz


(Speakers are Introduced by Amy Hendrickson of Brookline Peace Works)

Attorney Gleason

Jeffrey Gleason believes everyone deserves a fair trial and a rigorous defense. He promises that at least six men imprisoned at Guantanamo will not be forgotten.

Stephen Soldz

Doctor Soldz

Dr. Stephen Soldz challenges the American Psychological Association (APA's) position on torture, one which permits it's Members to assist in interrogtion.

Jeffrey Gleason

January 25, 2007

Atty. Gleason Fights for Guantanamo Detainees

Soldz Faults Psych. Assoc. on Torture, Calls for Action

Jeff's a partner in the firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP. Working through the Center for Constitional Rights, Jeff and several of his colleagues at Wilmer Hale have represented six men imprisoned at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In August, Jeff had the opportunity to visit his clients at Guantanamo. 

"I have represented six men detained in Cuba since 2002. Guantanamo represents the use of torture ... the unchecked usurpation of power by the executive ... It represents great injustice and it needs to close." -Jeff Gleason

Steve Soldz is a pychoanalyst on the faculty of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a leader in efforts to get the American Psychological Association to forbid their members from participating in coercive interrogations at Guantanamo and other American detention facilities around the world.

"Quote" -Steve Soldz

Stephen Soldz

Stephen Soldz

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Hear Attorney Gleason speaking in Copley Square with Joshua Rubenstein from Amnesty International!

Soldz is also founder of the Psychoanalysts for Peace... and a popular contributor to ZNet, which publishes a number of his articles, including ...(more about Steve Soldz)

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Two Weeks Ago: Washington D.C.

Hooded Protestors

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Three hundred hooded people in orange suits marched through the streets of Washington D.C. and into the Supreme Court. At least 90 people were arrested at the Federal Court and submitted the names of Guantanamo detainees to the police instead of their own, as a symbolic and strategic move to pressure the government to re-adopt habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees and all prisoners in the U.S. "war on terror."

In Cuba, a 15-person delegation including former prisoners and family members of Guantanamo detainees, got as close as they were able to the detention camp and demanded it be immediately shut down, asking for fair trials, the overturn the Military Commissions Act, and for government officials to restore habeas corpus. (Sofia Jarrin-Thomas for Indymedia. Read the article Here)


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