World Can't Wait presented a workshop on prosecuting war crimes & provided materials from the War Criminals Watch website. An activist from the Chicago Committee against Political Repression explained the significance of resisting federal grand jury subpoenas that have targeted anti-war & international solidarity activists. A discussion of the NDAA ensued and why getting out in the streets on Jan 11, when Pres. Obama will be in Chicago, is more important than ever.
Another activist with World Can’t Wait presented his reflections on solitary confinement drawing on his own personal experience in the U.S. prison system. His presentation showed the parallels between the mass incarceration of Blacks in the U.S., the torturous use of solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system in the “war on drugs” and the use of indefinite detention abroad in the so called “war on terror”. The sharing of his of his experience highlighted the fact that indefinite detention is a form of torture in and of itself.