Two Torture Protests Upcoming…The Torture Awareness Movement Builds

On this upcoming Thursday, June 11th, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture is staging a protest and ceremony outside the White House.

You can help us send a strong and clear message to the President by joining eight heads of faith groups and other religious institutions in Lafayette Park across from the White House at noon on Thursday, June 11. Come urge President Obama to create a Commission of Inquiry to investigate U.S torture practices since 9/11.  

NRCAT is organizing this major event as part of our national organizing for Torture Awareness Month.  Our goal is to have 1,000 people of faith join us.  

The list of confirmed senior national religious leaders who will provide leadership during the witness at the White House on June 11, other details about the event, along with promotional fliers, a bulletin insert and a media advisory, are all available here.

In his recent speech on Guantanamo and torture, the President reiterated his opposition to appointing such a commission.  We are disappointed and believe he is wrong.  By making our position visible, we seek to change his mind.

And then on June 25th a nationwide Torture Accountability Day is planned!

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June 25th in Washington, DC, and across the USA !

Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Pasadena, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Charlotte

Sponsored by:

After Downing Street, Code Pink: Women for Peace, Democrats.com, Indict Bush Now, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, Progressive Democrats of America, Torture Abolition & Survivor Support Coalition, Veterans for Peace, Washington Peace Center, Witness Against Torture, World Can’t Wait, Amnesty International, US Labor Against the War, Historians Against the War, NJ Peace Action, NJ People’s Organization for Progress, National Accountability Network, We Are Change LA, Action Center for Justice, Peace Action, Consumers for Peace, High Road for Human Rights, BuzzFlash, Individuals for Justice.

You can contact the organizers to support or participate in the protest here

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  2. That Dragon from Hell she rode in on will not be amused either.

    But in my opinion, this is an encouraging development.

  3. that chauconne has been working on? (the June 25th one)

    Nothing in Houston. Ill have to see whats the buzz. Or maybe create some buzz.

  4. Would be great to be able to go — alas!

    • zett on June 9, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    event…that’s what I get for not checking UCC.org.  It is too short notice for me to go…maybe I can do the June 25th one, but I really would love to have gone to June 11th

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