Thursday, October 05, 2006

Update on Teach-In

I've been watching most of the Guantanamo Bay Teach-In discussions this morning, and there's a few speakers I highly recommend once they're available to watch online. Look for the "Habeas Interlude: Suicide" where Attorney Joshua Colangelo-Bryan of the law firm Dorsey & Whitney gives a rousing speech against the detention policies. And look for Rev. George Hunsinger, talking about religious communities and Guantanamo, who finishes his excellent speech with this apt quote from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.:

"A time comes when silence is betrayal. Men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. For we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness so close around us... We are called upon to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation, for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers."

Update: The archived sessions are now available to watch online.


adam said...

I liked when the rabbi quoted someone who said "All may not be guilty, but all are responsible."

Nat-Wu said...

Man, MLK was so right.