Friday, July 22, 2005

"Torture and Lies: Who Is Accountable? From Abu Ghraib to the Downing Street Minutes" (The Nation)

From an e-mail sent out to people who sign up for bulletins and announcements at The Nation (written by Peter Rothberg):

Tomorrow, July 23, is the three-year anniversary of the meeting at Ten Downing Street in London, that was recorded in the now infamous minutes known as the "Downing Street Memo." Suggesting that the Bush Administration was intent on going to war with Iraq with or without intelligence on Saddam's WMD, the memo has given new impetus (and vindication) to antiwar critics of the invasion.

To highlight these disclosures, there are more than 150 events for tomorrow planned coast to coast. In New York City, The Nation and Democrats.Com are teaming up to present a public forum at the New York Society of Ethical Culture.

Torture and Lies: Who Is Accountable? From Abu Ghraib to the Downing Street Minutes
New York City Town Hall Meeting
Saturday July 23, 2:00 to 4:00pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W. 64th
St.Admission is free--Contributions are encouraged. No RSVPs
Sponsored by The Nation and
Rep. Maurice Hinchey
Hon. Liz Holtzman
Randi Rhodes, Air America host
Moderator: Bob Fertik, President of

And click [. . .] for info on the hundreds of other events planned around the country tomorrow.

And check out lots of new material at The Nation online.
Katrina vanden Heuvel hails new advances made by the Apollo Alliance.

Michael Klare warns of Bush's Iran war buildup.

David Corn illuminates more of the deceptions being employed in the Rove scandal.

Bruce Shapiro measures the stakes in John Roberts's nomination.

John Nichols says Bush has found a nominee that even Operation Rescue can love.

Ari Berman assails the GOP's new Minister of Agitprop.

Liza Featherstone says that Wal-Mart is no friend to civil rights.

Natasha Degen reflects on "Apple's America."

This Week on RadioNation Host Marc Cooper talks with Victoria de Grazia on "Irresistible Empire: America's Advance through 20th Century Europe," with Ian Williams about his book, "Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776," and with Peter Shanks about his new guide for activists and skeptics on "Human Genetic Engineering." Jon Wiener interviews New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse about her new book "Becoming Justice Blackmun." Listen online or download RadioNation onto your computer--or your iPod.
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