Human Dignity: Poetry, Film, History and a Community Conversation on U.S. Use of Torture

February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 5 - 7 p.m.
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Torture violates international law, U.S. law, and human decency. Yet, as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program confirms, the U.S. has used extensive torture post-911.

UN-Recommended Prosecution of Lawyers Who Cleared US Torture Program Good First Step

Sharon Adams
Past Chapter Vice President

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The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UN-CAT) just completed its review of the United States and found much of concern. In its “Concluding Observations,” the panel called for the investigation and prosecution of “persons in positions of command and those who provided legal cover to torture.”

National Lawyers Guild Urges Alameda County District Attorney and BART to Immediately Drop the Charges Against the #BlackFriday14

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLGSF) condemns the offensive and abhorrent position taken by the Alameda County District Attorney (DA's)​ Office and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to prosecute fourteen Black community activists for interrupting the BART system at West Oakland BART station on Black Friday, November 28, 2014. The Black Friday action on BART protested the racist judicial system and state-endorsed violence that have allowed law enforcement agencies to commit killings and assaults with impunity in Black communities nationwide.

Committee on Police & Prisons Gathering

January 14, 2015

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Wednesday, January 14, 6:30 p.m. at 1201 MLK in Oakland.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:


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