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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:33 pm 
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Anti-torture conference denounces U.S., Zionist, Turkish prisons
By Gloria Rubac - Athens, Greece

http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publi ... 3763.shtml

Organizations and activists from over 30 countries participated in the Fifth International Symposium Against Isolation in Athens, Greece, Dec. 15-18, declaring anti-imperialist unity in supporting political prisoners around the world. Over the four-day symposium, the politics of isolation, secret detention and torture were graphically exposed by dozens of panelists, some of whom had been imprisoned themselves or were activists or lawyers working on behalf of political prisoners.

The symposium gave special attention to the 10,000 people from Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt who are in Zionist prisons as well as to those in the U.S.-run prisons of Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo and Bagram, and those in Turkish prisons.

Participants declared strong support for U.S. political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, the Cuban Five and the MOVE 9, greeting messages from Mumia as well as from activists on death row in Texas with great applause.

Pam Africa, representing the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, told of Mumia’s political strength despite his illegal incarceration for decades. Ralf Minkenberg from Germany, with the Solidarity Committee with the Cuban Five—”Basta Ya”—spoke of worldwide support for these Cuban heroes, who were truly fighting terrorism.

Melek Akgun, representing TAYAD, a Turkish association of prisoners’ families, gave a heart-wrenching account on conditions of isolation in Turkish prisons. Her son, a political prisoner, has been imprisoned for five years. She said that the prison isolation has psychologically disabled her son. >--> http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publi ... 3763.shtml

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What a great article- from the other side of the world a truth appears. Funny how it takes a socialist group to cover such groundbreaking events. Where's our media to cover this? It appears that most of the topics were about America's record and the world imperialism it represents. Where were the defenders of liberty this time? Oh busy causing wars and fomenting unrest with the promise of freedom and dumbocracy as their sword and shield!

So good to see others in the world knowing that America is nothing but a paper tiger. Too bad the Americans can't figure it out, but it is to be expected in a country that promotes only its own propaganda.

Some quotes from the meeting-

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......prisoners in Turkey have employed the tactic of the “Death Fast.” Some 122 prisoners have died in the fast so far and over 600 are left with disabilities.
......First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Greece José Cala and First Secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy in Greece Porfirio Pestana both addressed the symposium. Cala spoke on the terrorist attacks against his island by U.S. imperialism since 1959 as well as the economic blockade against the Cuban people.
......“Shaka Sankofa: The World’s Greatest Legal Lynching,” was shown. Many of the international participants were surprised by the overt racism and injustice at the core of the U.S. criminal justice system.
......Many speakers told of anti-terror laws being put on the books in their country. In Belgium, the state can condemn a person just for belonging to an organization or association. Those detained have their human rights violated and torture is used against them.
......Dr. Hisham Bustani of the Popular Arab Resistance Alliance spoke of the recent U.S. and Israeli failure in Lebanon. “Imperialism doesn’t know what to do,” he said, “so they keep changing plans. The U.S. is weak now and the solution for the Arab masses is armed resistance. We must defend ourselves when we are called terrorists. WE are not the terrorists! We are the resistance and we have the right to defend ourselves against U.S. imperialism.”
......Egyptian Socialist Party spoke on supporting the resistance in the Arab world. “The victory of the resistance will mean that the U.S. control of capital and human resources will change. The poor in the U.S. must understand that this is in their interest,” she said. “We hear the debate among the anti-war movement—armed resistance or peaceful resistance. It is the right of our people to use arms against the greatest imperialist power in the world. All oppressed people have the right to choose our path to defeat imperialism,” she stated.


Seems the people know what to do outside of America- Make the poor in America suffer more and more so they can know what it is to be under the supreme oppressors thumb! They will stir up the hatred and unrest that undermines America's strength- the people. Americans will find out that it is the poor that they base their power on and the slaves will rise again to end it, as per usual. This is getting ugly, and closer to our doors than ever. It is a recipe for disaster from within!

Thanks to this URL site for promoting this information for the people of the world, who see the situation and to help inform those who are too blind and ignorant to see anything past their own personal experiences. This is another 911 warning. Better heed its message and act without revenge this time!

http://www.workers.org/2007/world/anti-torture-0118/

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