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Transportation Library closure

The Transportation Library will be closed for a training workshop Thursday, January 18.
Jan 17, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Lunch Poems reading by Dunya Mikhail

Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail will read at noon Thursday, February 1, in the Morrison Library.  Mikhail immigrated to the United States in 1996 after increasing harassment over her poetry, which confronts war and exile with subversive depictions of suffering. In 2001 she was awarded the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. The War Works Hard won PEN’s Award for Poetry in Translation and was selected as one of New York Public Library’s 25 best books of 2005.
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Jan 16, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

FSM program: "Extraordinary Rendition and International Law"

The Free Speech Movement Café Education Programs presents: "Extraordinary Rendition and International Law"

Free and open to the public

Location: FSM Café at Moffitt Library
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Time: 6:30-8 pm, doors open 6 pm.
Snacks and beverages from 6:00 until 6:30.
Limited seating - please arrive early

"Extraordinary Rendition" is a procedure by which U.S. authorities transfer suspects to the custody of third-party states outside formal legal procedures.  There have been disturbing reports that some of these detainees have been tortured by authorities after their transfer by the U.S.  A short documentary film that tells the story of two such detainees will be shown: "Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the 'War on Terror.'"

Professor Laurel Fletcher, Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at Boalt Hall, will present an overview of the international law and policy applicable to the practice of extraordinary rendition and discuss the legality of the U.S. government's use of this practice in its efforts to combat terrorism.

Jan 16, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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Jan 16, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Matsui papers to Bancroft Library

Thre Bancroft Library will house the papers of the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui, including "documentation of legislative efforts surrounding the North American Free Trade Agreement, welfare reform, base closures and Japanese-American reparations."
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Jan 08, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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