Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rev Anthony Robinson interviews Ray McGovern, writes on the truth of torture

Article by the Rev. Anthony Robinson in Crosscut

"Telling the Truth about Torture:
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, now an advocate for release of U.S. interrogation records, says he didn't change sides. The truth did."
By Anthony B. Robinson

Rev. Robinson is a retired pastor from Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle, and formerly wrote a column on religion for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He interviewed Ray McGovern in Seattle during McGovern's speaking tour, organized by Washington State Religious Coalition Against Torture.

Monday, November 16, 2009

photos from Ray McGovern Talk 11/12/09

Ray McGovern spoke to a standing-room only crowd on "Why Accountability for Torture Is Crucial for Human Rights, Our Security and Our Souls" at University of Washington, Seattle on November 12, 2009.
Ellen Finkelstein staffs the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture Table, where attendees learned of WSRCAT projects and signed up for information.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ray McGovern Seattle visit on the web & upcoming events

Ray McGovern has had 3 live radio interviews plus a presentation at the University of Washington during his visit to Seattle. He has an OpEd in the Tacoma News Tribune 11/15/09. Below are links to his interviews and talks. Also, reminders of the 11/15/09 Tacoma event and 11/16/09 Olympia event.

Interview KUOW 94.9 FM Radio Seattle 11/12/09 "Weekday" with Steve Scher 9-10 am
Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on Torture

Video of Ray McGovern talk, Thurs 11/12/09, 7 pm, Kane Hall, UW Seattle
"Why Accountability for Torture Is Crucial for Human Rights, Our Security and Our Souls"
Thanks to independent videographer, Mike McCormick

Interview KIRO 97.3 FM Radio Seattle 11/13/09 Dave Ross show 10- 11 am

Interview KEXP 90.3 FM Radio Seattle Sat. 11/14/09 "Mind Over Matters" with Mike McCormick
enter date and time, 11/14/09, 7:30 am
All Mind Over Matters programming is archived on KEXPs website for two weeks following broadcast.

OpEd in Tacoma News Tribune, 11/15/09
Torture is a result of accumulated evil – but few seem to care
by Ray McGovern


Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture,
UW Tacoma's Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Concentration,
and United for Peace of Pierce County present
Ray McGovern on Does Torture Work? 'Let's Have Both Sides of the Story'
Sunday November 15, 2009, 7:00 p.m.,
at UW-Tacoma, Carwein Auditoriumin in Keystone Building, 1900 Commerce St,
Tacoma http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/campus_map/
Free, public welcome. Free parking in C-St. lot next to UWT.

Monday, Nov 16 Ray McGovern: "Why Accountability for Torture is Crucial for
Human Right, Our Security and Our Souls"
The Evergreen State College(Olympia), Lecture Hall, room 2, 12 noon

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Torture Opponent Ray McGovern speaks Nov 16, Olympia

Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture presentsRay McGovern on "Why Accountability for Torture Is Crucial for Human Rights, Our Security and Our Souls"
Monday November 16, 2009, noon, The Evergreen State College (TESC), Lecture Hall, room 2 (in the round building on left central campus at Evergreen), 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW,Olympia

Free, All Are Welcome
Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years. He is active in Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) and has been an outspoken critic of the flawed intelligence used to justify the Iraq war and of the use of torture.