Torture Accountability Action Day! June 25, 2009!

(9:00AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

h/t David Swanson

A large coalition of human rights groups has planned rallies and marches in major U.S. cities, including a rally in Washington, D.C.’s John Marshall Park at 11 a.m. followed by a noon march to the Justice Department where some participants will risk arrest in nonviolent protest if a special prosecutor for torture is not appointed.  Torture Accountability

For those who are not able to go to Washington, D.C., rallies are also planned for San Francisco, CA; Pasadena, CA; Thousand Oaks, CA; Boston, MA; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Las Vegas, NV; Honolulu, HI; Tampa, FL; Philadelphia, PA; and Anchorage, AK, with details available online:  Events Across the U.S.  Hopefully, some of you will be able to attend one of these very important rallies.

Of interest, in San Francisco and Pasadena, citizens will submit a formal judicial misconduct complaint against 9th Circuit Court Judge, Jay Bybee, former Assistant Attorney General.   I can only think of this as a positive move in this maze of affiliates of considered, acted upon, carried out TORTURE!

Keep going!

For those of us who cannot attend a rally, we can still help the cause in our own way!

Tomorrow, Thursday, please do the following, (which will only take a few minutes of your time):

Phone Attorney General Eric Holder and ask him to appoint a special prosecutor for torture: 202-514-2001.

Email him the same request:  AskDOJ@usdoj.gov  

Fax it to him too: 202-307-6777.  To easily send a fax for free, go here: US Peace and Justice   [Note:  Be sure to include some of your own language to personalize your message to the Attorney General, in both your e-mail and fax.]

Things you can do right now:

Sign a petition to Eric Holder if you haven’t already: Democrats.com

Twitter this sentence: Rallies all over US on 6/25 demanding accountability for torture: http://tr.im/pppa   — I don’t understand Twitter (or Twits), so for those of you who do, please use this mode of communication.]

Share this on Facebook: http://tr.im/ppqb ##   [Unfortunately, I have the same comment  on this, as I do for Twitter, so, again, act as you, who understand, can! :)]

And . . . . not to ask too much on this terribly important issue, could you spread this to those you know who are of the same opinion that there should not be one set of laws for us and another for those we put in powerful positions?  That’s really kind of an understatement, in that we need to make it understood to those, who insist that it is not wrong and those who simply don’t know any better, that TORTURE IS ILLEGAL and a WAR  CRIME, by our own national laws and all the appertaining International laws.    

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  1. about this issue, so this is a good chance to get your “feelings” out there!  πŸ™‚

    HELP!

    • Alma on June 25, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Will do the call, email and fax.

    I don’t twitter & tweet or facebook either, so I can’t help there.

  2. through which I could send a fax:  http://samsedershow.com/node/4950

    • Robyn on June 25, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    The link you had went to a file which appeared to be in Yahoo mail, which means it was not visible to people without a Yahoo account at least.

    I hotlinked to the graphic at another site.

  3. Hope more see it and act than have commented!  πŸ™‚

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