Doctors of the Dark Side exposes the scandal behind the torture scandal - how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in US controlled military prisons.
The stories of four detainees and the doctors involved in their abuse show how essential doctors have been to the torture program. Director Martha Davis (Interrogation Psychologists) spent four years investigating the controversy and produced the documentary with an award-winning team that includes:
Oscar-winners Mark Jonathan Harris (Writer) and Mercedes Ruehl (Narrator), and Emmy-winner Lisa Rinzler (Director of Photography). Editor M. Trevino (Hidden Battles) led the post-production team of the feature length documentary. The Executive Producers are Thea Kerman and Sergio Rothstein. Hermine Muskat (Waiting for Armageddon) is Co-Producer.
"A masterpiece of investigative reporting. As a writer, I admire the way Betty Medgser has explored every angle of this truly extraordinary piece of history and told it with the compelling tension of a detective story. As an American,
I'm grateful to know at last the identities of this improbable crew of brilliant whistle-blowers who are true national heroes. As someone appalled by recent revelations of out-of-control NSA spying, I'm reminded that it has all happened before, and that then, as now, it took rare courage to expose it. This brave group of friends were the Edward Snowdens of their time."
Read The Attacks Against the NSA Leakers-and the Reality of "Democracy" Under This System at revcom.us
Received from World Can't Wait- Events for 12th Anniversary of Guantanamo
Guantanamo: 12 Years Too Many!
When the Bush regime filled the off-shore prison at Guantanamo Bay with men seized from around the globe, we did not know that torture was being used and that most were turned over for bounty. Now we know. When Barack Obama was elected, he promised to close Guantanamo within a year...five years ago. But the torture camp at Guantanamo is still open, with new infrastructure and more personnel than ever. As Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held at Guantanamo,describes their daily humiliations, "National security rides roughshod over human rights." When the prisoners - perhaps the most powerless people in the world - put their lives on the line in a hunger strike for justice - how can we turn our backs and say "There's nothing we can do"? This Friday and Saturday, there is much that you can do!
Friday, January 10, 4:30 PM Vigil and Procession
We will gather at the Federal Courthouse in Chicago (Dearborn and Jackson) on the 12th Anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison to demand an end to indefinite detention and the closure of this torture camp.
Chicago Overpass Light Brigade will join us with bright letters spelling out "Close Gitmo," loud and clear!
We invite you to wear an orange jumpsuit and black hood (provided) and hold a sign to protest "12 years too many!" We will read the names of the 164 men detained indefinitely in Guantanamo. If you are on Facebook, please "join" our event there, and invite friends.
Our witness is more powerful when you join us!
Saturday, January 11, 7 PM An Evening to Discuss and Dissent!
Doors open at 6:30 for art exhibit
Program begins at 7 PM
Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago
Visual art projects related to the movement to close Guantanamo Bay Prison will be on display, including copies of artwork made by Guantanamo prisoners and original works by local artists opposed to torture.
The event will begin with an original dance piece by the Chicago Danz Theatre Ensemble ("performance with a purpose") inspired by writings of Guantanamo prisoners and the current crisis.
We will then join a discussion with 3 panelists on the current legal and political situation at Guantanamo Bay and what we can do here and now, followed by Q&A:
Candace Gorman, a U.S. attorney for 2 men detained at Guantanamo (one has been released, the other remains in prison), Mario Venegas, an activist and torture survivor from Chile, and Dr. Antonio Martinez from the Institute for Survivors of Torture and Human Rights Abuses and a co-founder of the Marjorie Kovler Center here in Chicago. If you are on Facebook, please "join" this event there, and invite friends.
The Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo (World Can't Wait Chicago, Witness Against Torture, White Rose Catholic Worker, Illinois Coalition Against Torture, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban Five).
Endorsed by 8th Day Center for Justice, Voices for Creative Non-Violence, Neighbors for Peace, The Chicago Cuba Coalition, Veterans for Peace Chicago, Amnesty International USA, National Lawyers Guild Chicago, Revolution Books Chicago