Friday, August 14, 2009

We All Have A Right To The Truth

Here at Octopus Books, we been watching closely as case ofter case of Canadian citizens having their civil rights trampled by CSIS, the RCMP, and the government keep making the news... barely. Instead of just reading about the torture of Canadians and the creation of a tiered citizenship in Canda, we decided to confront the issues and celebrate our 40th anniversary all at the same time by hosting an evening of discussion with Abdullah Almalki, Yavar Hameed, Maureen Webb, and Bill Skidmore.

Wednesday August 26, 7:00 pm

Scotton Hall (Main Hall)

Glebe Community Center

175 Third Ave.

Admission is free. Wheelchair accessible.

We All Have A Right To The Truth is a panel discussion on the shocking abuses of civil rights of Canadian citizens by our government. Please join us to learn from and discuss about the experiences of:

Abdullah Almalki - Canadian citizen who was detained, interrogated and tortured in Syria.

Yavar Hameed - Human rights lawyer, counsel for Abousfian Abdelrazik

Maureen Webb - Human rights lawyer, co-chair of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and author of Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Bill Skidmore, who teaches human rights at Carleton University and is particularly interested in torture and other forms of political repression, as well as the impact of warfare on human rights.