Breaking Down Personhood, the Pre-9/11 Roots of Torture

INN World Report’s Tom Kiely to host ground breaking author Hank Albarelli next Friday at historic Walker Stage, one half mile north of Ground Zero.

INN’s ongoing lecture series continues with “An Evening with Hank Albarelli". Albarelli will discuss his new book “A Terrible Mistake, The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Cold War Experiments” A book signing will follow.

Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University and author of the book 'Fooled Again, How the Right Stole the 2004 Elections' will be participating in the discussion of the roots of today’s torture programs and their origins in the CIA’s mind control experimentation in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the use of LSD to break down the individual. He is known for his writing on American media and for his activism on behalf of democratic media reform. His books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV, Seeing Through Movies, and Mad Scientists, a study of war propaganda.

Here is an excerpt from the recent article 'The Real Roots of the CIA's Rendition and Black Sites Program' co-authored by Albarelli:

According to his attorney's filings in the Jose Padilla case, Padilla, who was also originally implicated in the "dirty bomb" so-called plot with Binyam Mohamed, was forced to take LSD or other powerful drugs while held in solitary confinement in the Navy brig in South Carolina. (Read the full article here).

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the suggested donation is $10.00 - no one will be turned away. Copies of Albarelli’s book will be available for 35% off retail with the author’s signature.

This event will be held at Walker Stage, a two-floor multi-media ready space at 56 Walker St. New York, NY (two blocks south of Canal St. between Broadway and Church St.) Take the A, C, E, M, N, Q, R, W, 1, 6 to Canal Street station. offers "Real News the Networks Won’t Tell You" since 2003, including a daily ½ hour TV news show, a ten-minute daily news wrap-up, exclusive high-profile interviews, event coverage, and a three minute headline news package broadcast three times a day. INN's daily radio shows are aired on the Genisis Communications Network from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT. INN will also be hosting a studio visit after the event.