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Sun Feb 23, 2014, 10:51 PM

War criminal Condi Rice is coming to town April 17th

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Condoleezza Rice

Date: 04/17/2014
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Northrop
Cost: FREE
Description:
Widely considered to be one of the most influential and powerful people in the world,Condoleezza Rice shares her unparalleled expertise on global affairs, national security and education.

As Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice pioneered a policy of transformational diplomacy and heralded the formation of new global governments based on democratic principles. Rice has proven to be a significant leader during a time of unprecedented and tumultuous world affairs, recognized for her courageous efforts to foster worldwide freedoms for all people. Her great love of America and her faith in its core values are the foundational strength of her presentations regarding foreign policy, education and the empowerment of women. Rice is the author of two New York Timesbest-sellers, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family and No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.

The 2014 Distinguished Carlson Lecture featuring Condoleezza Rice coincides with Humphrey School of Public Affairs' year-long theme Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice, a series of several civil rights-related events the Humphrey School will host as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

More so than any single law, this legislation was responsible for hastening the demise of de jure segregation in many parts of the country. No U.S. lawmaker was more responsible for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than Hubert H. Humphrey, and he regarded its passage as a crowning achievement of his political career. During 2014, the Humphrey School and community partners will sponsor a range of activities to mark the anniversary of this critically important legislation, recommit to civil rights principles, and increase awareness of contemporary civil rights issues.

Contact:
Name: Cari Hatcher
E-mail: chatcher@umn.edu
Sponsored by: Northrop Auditorium

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it is sick how Condi is using the civil rights to sugar coat her legacy. She is responsible for the "liberation" of hundred of thousands of women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 11:16 PM

1. email from a member of Tackle Torture at the Top

Dear Ms. Hatcher,

Hearing that Condoleezza Rice has been chosen to give the lecture of the "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series" this year leaves me puzzled and sad. And in advertising it, you have connected it to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' year-long theme of "Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice." It seems that the role that Ms. Rice had in the legacy of torture in the Bush Administration has been dismissed or forgotten.

So far the United States has not dealt with the crimes against humanity of torture, abuse, and inhuman treatment of the detainees. And so far those responsible for the torture program have been given a pass not only by society but by our universities who harbor them in teaching and lecturing.

I enjoy the lectures I attend at the University. But this lecture is a sad statement by this University, and I would hope that an appropriate distinguished person replace Ms. Rice.

The greatest friend of torture is silence. We cannot ignore this to the detriment of our morals, laws, treaties, and sense of honesty. We need to keep faith with the Legacy of Justice in our society.

Sincerely,

Ptr. Sonja Johnson

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 11:22 PM

2. Eight years ago I would have been right there with you. .

After 8 years of a Democratic administration with the same agenda, I am finding it harder to believe that things would have gone much differently with a Democrat in the presidency on 9-11.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 09:10 PM

4. I don't disagree with you

but it's still not a reason to let Condi off the hook.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:11 PM

5. I think you are wrong and sound a bit

disillusioned.

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 12:51 AM

3. Will be be "shadowed" to see where the Repub fundraiser will be held?

You know this is not the only reason she is coming. Can't be. Even for free who would go?

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Response to glinda (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 12:08 AM

6. Please let us know if you know where the GOP fundraiser is

I wonder if she would even lower herself to fundraiser for MN GOP.

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Response to annm4peace (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 07:48 PM

10. How low can she go? She is pretty low in my book as is.

I don't live in the Cities anymore but I bet she is doing something on the side.

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 12:13 AM

7. She is also pushing her book of her years in the White House

and rewriting history.

Several years ago when she came for a fundraiser for Jewish Synagogue in St Louis Park, there were a lot of people who came to see here.. and we were there also outside in orange jumpsuits, black hoods, many signs and many Vets for Peace.

Please come join us. We have extra jumpsuits and hoods to lend. I have many placards that have the name of detainees and what happened to them. some have their ages and/or occupations.

We have big banners that need people to hold them up. and of course great if you want go inside and do an action. or maybe ask questions if they open it up for questions.

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 12:18 AM

8. friends from Rutgers share their info on Condi's visit there.

Please find below information about Rutgers University's plans to honor Condoleezza Rice, an open letter published in the Targum, the Change.org petition I created, and a Thunderclap.

Rutgers Board of Trustees will be meeting on March 13, 2014 in Newark. The Board of Governors, which approved the award, will meet on April 1, 2014 in New Brunswick. The Secretary for both boards is Leslie A. Fehrenbach, Secretary of the University,
fehrenbach@oldqueens.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7434.


http://news.rutgers.edu/news-release/honorable-condoleezza-rice-secretary-state-and-national-security-adviser-under-president-george-w/20140203

http://www.dailytargum.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/nothing-very-honorable-about-chosen-honoree/article_321ceff8-92c9-11e3-ada1-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.change.org/petitions/rutgers-university-board-of-trustees-do-not-honor-condoleezza-rice-with-a-doctor-of-laws-degree?recruiter=80554197&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/9141-ru-against-condi-rice-honor

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 12:21 AM

9. take action, write a letter to local papers

She sure is racking up the honors and accolades now after the (neo-con oriented) Korbel School broke the ice and set precedent of honoring her. Just read how she is being lauded by Carlson hosts in MN. If we didn't know it was the sang froid woman who told Tenet to waterboard: "Go do it, it's your baby" and lied the US into the Iraq War leading to over a million deaths, one would think Mother Teresa or MLK Jr had risen from the grave!

As Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice promoted a policy of transformational diplomacy and the development of political systems worldwide based on democratic principles. Rice has proven to be a significant leader during a time of unprecedented and tumultuous world affairs, recognized for her effort to foster freedom and democracy. Her great love of America and her faith in its core values are the foundational strength of her presentations regarding foreign policy, education and the empowerment of women.

Just a suggestion but I think we should ask these militaristic Boards smitten with Ms. Rice to watch Sebastian Doggart's (90 minute) documentary "American Faust: Condi to Neo-Condi." At least if we write AND PUBLISH what we write, we have several e-mail addresses to now send to. If anyone writes something up that's good or with locations as to whom to complain to, I'll be happy to post on our "Tackling Torture" FB site. But I think the truth needs to go to many, many websites and public news sites. Hard news print too! The problem exists if no one complains publicly. Silence is complicity.

Perhaps Condi is gearing up for a run against Hillary?! It could happen! They have slightly different colors and party affiliations but otherwise they are exactly the SAME!

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:48 PM

11. response from Humphrey School of Public Affairs

We are in receipt of your recent email regarding the upcoming Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. We appreciate you contacting us. I would like to respond to your specific questions.

The event is presented by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. It is made possible by a gift from the late Curtis L. Carlson, who created an endowment to annually host speakers of international note on topics of broad interest. The decision to host Dr. Rice was made by representatives of Carlson, the Carlson Family Foundation, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

During the lecture’s 34 years, we have, on occasion, heard from members of the community voicing their discontent with the speaker choice. Given the wide spectrum of public opinion which we so highly value in our state, this is not surprising. And though our views differ on the choice of Dr. Rice, I am pleased that you share our sentiments about the value of civic dialogue and the presentation of divergent perspectives.

I thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us.

All the best,

--

Kent Love-Ramirez
Director of Communications

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
Office: 612-624-3566
Email: kentlove@umn.edu

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 11:04 PM

12. facebook invite to share with others to protest Condi's visit

If you live in the Twin Cities, please come help us hold signs that torture is wrong when Condi Rice speaks about how she brought democracy and human rights to the Mid-east through illegal wars, waterboarding and indefinite detention on Guantanamo. How could the Dean of the Humphrey Institute Eric Schwartz invite Rice to speak at the University of Minnesota as a human rights champion when she convened the "White House Principals" who planned and ordered various CIA tortures?! Recently Rutgers faculty voted to disinvite Rice to speak on their campus.



I hope more groups join this protest. I hope some law student organizations join.

https://www.facebook.com/events/283852731772887/283925081765652/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 11:15 PM

13. documentary of war criminal Condi Rice

Here is the trailer for the 87 minute documentary that details Condi Rice's life from age 10 through her official positions as George Bush's National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. A number of biographers, historians and other administration officials such as Richard Clarke and Lawrence Wilkerson who were first hand witnesses, as well as Rice's former Univ of Denver professor Alan Gilbert provide a very complete and credible account of how this most powerful woman committed serious war crimes.

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