Carlos Mauricio in NYC Tonight, on Long Island Tomorrow

By admin on April 16, 2007

The torture survivor and activist will speak about ILEA in NYC, then visit two Long Island colleges

Don’t miss these chances to see Carlos Mauricio’s last NY appearances! Tonight, he’ll speak at a forum on the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), a police academy that the U.S. opened in El Salvador, at the NYC Catholic Worker’s Maryhouse. Tomorrow, he’ll be at Nassau Community College and Hofstra University, also to talk about the militarization of the Salvadoran police.

Monday, April 16
7-9 p.m.:
Catholic Worker Maryhouse, 55 E. 3rd St., Manhattan (For info: 201-207-1493)

Tuesday, April 17
11:30 a.m.: Nassau Community College, Bradley Hall, Garden City, Long Island directions

12:45-2:10 p.m.: Hofstra University, Breslin Hall, Room 105, Hempstead, Long Island directions (Contact Prof. Kanatsu for more info: 516-463-5602)

Upcoming events:
Sunday, April 22: Carlos will also speak at the Community Church in NYC
April 25-27: Carlos will participate in the Nationwide Fast to Close the SOA

Filed under: Events Leave A Comment »

Protest Torture on Fox TV Show “24″ April 14

By Andy on April 5, 2007

Fox TV’s “24″ graphically depicts torture in primetime on a regular basis. It goes beyond “entertainment.” The effect is to de-sensitize the viewer and society at-large to the pain of others and create the impression that it is an acceptable, normal and necessary tool in the “war on terrorists.” It is leading directly to the abuses committed by American soldiers. According to the Commandante of West Point, Army cadets believe they must torture during interrogations to get the “truth.” Fox writers have privately told Human Rights Watch that they would “tone down” the torture scenes.
But, NYC SOA Watch believes Fox must be held publicly accountable for promoting torture.
We demand that Fox STOP showing torture.


Saturday April 14, 12 noon to 2 pm
Fox News Headquarters, W. 48th St. and 6th Ave., Manhattan

Speakers: Carlos Mauricio, torture survivor; Frida Berrigan, World Policy Institute
Organized with the NY Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
For more information: Call 201-207-1493 or email akafe@earthlink.net.

Filed under: Events, Take Action Leave A Comment »

Human Rights Advocate/Torture Survivor to tour NYC

By Andy on April 5, 2007

Photo from SOAW.org

Carlos Mauricio sued two Salvadoran generals who were involved in the abuse he experienced in the 1980’s and held them liable in US federal court. He founded the Stop Impunity Coalition to educate people about torture. He has met with government officials throughout South and Central America with Father Roy Bourgeois and elicited pledges to withdraw their military personnel from the SOA. He recently returned from El Salvador, where he was one of the first human rights advocates to enter the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and meet with officials to express concern for the militarization of police training.

He will speak in New York City:

Thursday April 12 1:30 pm Pace University (Call first for accessibility info.), hosted by Project Pericles

Friday April 13 7:40 am WBAI Morning Show 99.5 FM

Saturday April 14 12-2 Demonstration against torture on Fox TV Show “24″, 6th Ave. at 48th St. 4 pm WBAI 99.5 “La Voz Latina”; 7 pm En Espanol FMLN Committee, 73 Main St., Hempstead, Long Island. Llame a 516-643-5090 por direciones

Sunday April 15 11:30 am Church of San Romero, 2419 Amsterdam Ave. at 179th St. (1,A Train); 1:30 St. Ignatius Church, Park Ave. at 84th St. (4,5,6 Train to 86th St.)

Tuesday April 16 11:30 Nassau Community College, Garden City, Long Island http://www.ncc.edu/About/directions.htm; 1:30 Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island http://www.hofstra.edu/About/InfoCenter/info_hofdirect.html

Forum on the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) organized with NY CISPES, date/time/place to be announced

4/18-20 Carlos will go to Boston and visit Boston College, hosted by Boston CISPES

4/25-27 Carlos will participate in the SOA Watch nation-wide Fast

Call for further information: 201-207-1493.

Filed under: Events Leave A Comment »