Peace Cmte & Lorraine Barlett on Guantanamo, TUES Aug 20th

Peace Committee Meeting &

Lorraine Barlett on Guantanamo

TUES August 20th

6PM Peace Cmte, 7PM Speaker

Modjeska Monteith Simkins House

2025 Marion St. Columbia, SC

The Peace Committee meeting is Carolina Peace’s monthly organizing meeting. Newcomers and volunteers are welcome. Bring a potluck item if you can.

Special speaker Lorraine Barlett, retired US Army Lt. Col and JAG (Judge Advocate General), will speak on Guantanamo.  As a JAG in her final assignment, she represented a Guantanamo detainee which gave her special insight into Guantanamo and military commissions. She will update us on Guantanamo, including the hunger strik, and share here experiences. USA Today published an op-ed of hers on Guantanamo, “JAG Lawyer: Gitmo’s Decade of Shame Stains US.”

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Peace Committee Meeting &

Lorraine Barlett on Guantanamo

TUES August 20th

6PM Peace Cmte, 7PM Speaker

Modjeska Monteith Simkins House

2025 Marion St. Columbia, SC

The Peace Committee meeting is Carolina Peace’s monthly organizing meeting. Newcomers and volunteers are welcome. Bring a potluck item if you can.

Special speaker Lorraine Barlett, retired US Army Lt. Col and JAG (Judge Advocate General), will speak on Guantanamo.  As a JAG in her final assignment, she represented a Guantanamo detainee which gave her special insight into Guantanamo and military commissions. She will update us on Guantanamo, including the hunger strik, and share here experiences. USA Today published an op-ed of hers on Guantanamo, “JAG Lawyer: Gitmo’s Decade of Shame Stains US.”

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/189925174517582/

 

Lorraine Barlett Bio:

 

Donna Lorraine Barlett (Lorraine, as she prefers to be known) was born in 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee, where she also received her formal education, graduating with a B.A. in History of Religion from Rhodes College and a J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law. After joining the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, she held a variety of legal positions and in 1993 obtained a Masters in Law degree. She served with the military for over 27 years, performing as Trial and Appellate Counsel, and in Legal assistance, Claims, Operational and Administrative Law. After three overseas tours and deployment to Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1999 she resigned from the Regular Army and entered the Reserves. In October 2001 she was recalled to active duty and since 9/11 has held numerous assignments including three at the U.S. Army Signal Center, where she served from 2009-10 with the 7th Signal Command, an Army element of the United States CYBER Command. After attaining 20 years of active duty she nonetheless volunteered for one last job, culminating in her final assignment as a defense attorney with the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel (OCDC), Office of Military Commissions (OMC), in Washington D.C. While there she served as OCDC Training Officer, Ethics Advisor and Senior Army Deputy, supervising all OCDC Army personnel. But most significantly, she represented a detainee in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and gained valuable insight into the OMC system. She retired as Lieutenant Colonel in August 2012, and has returned to private practice in Augusta, Georgia, where she continues to speak out on behalf of Guantanamo detainees, on human rights issues relating to cyber and drone warfare, and against the creeping militarism which now pervades our society. As an attorney she also advocates for disabled veterans and the homeless, and fights predatory lending practices.

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Medea Benjamin Pulls the Lid off Drone Warfare in Augusta, Georgia

Here’s the full 75 minute audio recording of Medea Benjamin’s talk today at The Book Tavern in Augusta, Georgia on her book Drone Warfare. Go there and buy the book!

For a time, the recording is available in a public space in our cloud.

Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution

Augusta, GA native and Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate Jeb Boone (Twitter) is scheduled to talk about his experience as a freelance journalist covering Yemen’s revolution. He is joined by CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who has recently returned from a trip to Yemen where she spoke with revolutionary activists and relatives of Guantanamo detainees. The program will begin with a screening of the powerful, 27-minute documentary Karama Has No Walls (warning: violence not normally shown on US news broadcasts). This documentary shows footage from the Change Square massacre of March 18, 2011, to which Jeb was a witness, and interviews participants and relatives of a slain protester. The Yemeni revolution provides the proper context to understanding how Yemenis are responding to the United States’s targeting killing program, and Jeb will help us understand the program’s economic, political and diplomatic consequences. Continue reading “Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution”

Fall 2016 Internships with Carolina Peace: Deadline Extended

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is offering Fall 2016 Organizing Internships. Interested in learning all the angles of an activist non-profit organization?  Want to work on cutting the military budget, mideast peace or nuclear issues?  Do you have a passion for non-violent social change?  Then this internship is for you.  USC Students can earn 3 credit hours for a semester-long internship.  We are specifically looking for: Nuclear/Environmental Issues, Mideast Peace, Social Justice.

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

PRIORITY DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday May 15th, 2016. Applications considered on a rolling basis thereafter.

For application & more info, click “Read More”

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is offering Fall 2016 Organizing Internships. Interested in learning all the angles of an activist non-profit organization?  Want to work on cutting the military budget, mideast peace or nuclear issues?  Do you have a passion for non-violent social change?  Then this internship is for you.  USC Students can earn 3 credit hours for a semester-long internship.  We are specifically looking for: Nuclear/Environmental Issues, Mideast Peace, Social Justice. Continue reading “Fall 2016 Internships with Carolina Peace: Deadline Extended”

Falun Gong and Human Rights in China, Wed Feb 9, 7pm

Dr. Frank Xie is an Assistant Professor at USC-Aiken. He will speak with us about his life in China and the battle for religious freedom. The ruling party has persecuted the Falun Gong since 1999. For more information call 706-951-2413. Please RSVP at Meetup.com.

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library: Main Library
823 Telfair St Augusta, GA, 30901
Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 7:00 PM

Complete Speaker Biography

Dr. Frank Tian Xie is Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Continue reading “Falun Gong and Human Rights in China, Wed Feb 9, 7pm”

Two Days Before the Plane ‘Cross the Big Pond

Packing, packing, packing…… then driving, driving, driving to DC.  Checking camera software, breaking out the battery charger, digging out khaki pants… no shorts, not modest in the Mideast… my next post will be from “across the pond.”

To find out more about Interfaith Peacebuilders, go to www.interfaithpeacebuilders.org