In lieu of our regular weekly discussion of current political events from a Libertarian perspective, this week we will be welcoming special guests Jess Porta of North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture and Joan Walsh of North Carolina Stop Torture Now.
They will talk about their organizations’ mission: to address, to quote from their Facebook pages, “the ‘torture taxis’ of Aero Contractors, Ltd. of Smithfield, and Centurion Aviation of Fayetteville. Both are nominally private companies linked to the operation of aircraft in clandestine support of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program.
"Extraordinary rendition is a phrase that disguises the kidnap, detention and torture of individuals alleged to be enemies of the United States, including those guilty of nothing other than being misidentified…. We are particularly concerned that state and local government officials and individual citizens recognize their own complicity in the extraordinary rendition program and take steps to provide restorative justice to victims and survivors, to air a full account of human rights violations, and to demand top-down accountability for the authors and perpetrators…."
The NCCIT is a non-governmental organization set up to gather and create a complete public record of North Carolina’s involvement in human rights abuses.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this important issue—and what concerned folks here in North Carolina can do about it.
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture presentation will begin at 7:30 to give everyone time to find a seat and order food and drinks. Hosted by Brad Hessel, Treasurer, WakeLP.
A member of the LPNC executive committee, Jess Dunlap serves on the NCCIT’s advisory board.
3933 Western Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27606
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