October Green Party Meeting

Monday, October 5, 7pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd.

Bring a friend and join us for our monthly meeting.  We’ll be in the cafe.

Israel/Palestine delegation report of the Occupation

Wednesday, October 7, 7pm at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street

Join us for a 20 minute DVD of the protest site Bil’in to commemorate Bassim Abu Rahma. This DVD, put together by Friends and Justice and Popular Committee in Bil’in, gives an excellent overview of the extent of oppression on the lives of Palestinians throughout Israel and the West Bank. Following the DVD, North Charleston resident Karen Clarke will share slides of her recent trip to Palestine and Israel.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of discussion.

Sponsored by: Amnesty International Charleston,Charleston Peace, and Charleston Green Party

James Yee

Sunday, October 18, 4pm at Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street

Our friends at the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry will feature James Yee at their monthly meeting.  Everyone is invited to attend.

James Yee served as the Muslim Chaplain for the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. When Captain Yee advised camp commanders on detainee religious practices and objected to the cruel and degrading abuses to which the prisoners were subjected, he was falsely accused of spying, espionage, and aiding the alleged Taliban and Al-Qaeda prisoners. He was arrested and locked in the naval brig in Hanahan, SC for 76 days in solitary confinement, subject to much of the same treatment, such as sensory deprivation techniques, that had been imposed on the Guantanamo detainees he had been ministering to.   After months of government investigation he was cleared and exonerated of all criminal charges. He resigned from the Army in 2005 with an honorable discharge and has publicly exposed the abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and the failures of U.S. military justice.

He will detail what really goes on at Guantanamo and tell the world about how he struggled to prove his innocence.

James Yee’s talk is sponsored by the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry along with the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International.