Readings Against Torture and Arbitrary Detention

PEN American Center’s second “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” event called “Readings Against Torture,… read more

PEN American Center’s second “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” event called “Readings Against Torture, Arbitrary Detention and Extraordinary Rendition” was presented in opposition to current United States policies on the treatment of detainees in this country and abroad. Authors read selections from such writers as Federico Garcia Lorca, George Oppen, Eduardo Galeano, Jeanette Belmar, Diana Ortiz, Raul Zurita, Abraham Lincoln, Donald Barthelme, Jean Amery, Curzio Malaparte, Ariel Dorfman, Juan Goytisolo, Carolyn Forche, Jose Saramago, and Michael Herr. Salman Rushdie introduced the event.

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186762-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 10, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 25, 2005

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  • Dec 10, 2005 | 5:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 17, 2005 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 2005 | 12:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
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