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Please support Amnesty International’s powerful new campaign urging President Obama to hold accountable those who have made torture our national policy.
The time to yell louder is now.
Below the fold, 10 renowned poets, activists, authors, interrogators, and torture victims have written their own letters to the President, and ask that you send one of these letters to the White House in their names.
Amnesty International page Ten Against Torture, where you can read each of the ten letters and select one to automatically email, with your own introduction, to the President.
President Obama reads 10 hand-picked letters every day to get a glimpse of what’s on people’s minds and in their hearts.
Amnesty International has compiled powerful letters written by 10 influential thinkers – from an exiled poet to a former military interrogator to an esteemed actor and activist – that boldly make the case against torture.
Read the Ten Against Torture letters and send the one you find most moving to President Obama.
Sister Dianna Ortiz, Torture survivor, anti-torture activist
Matthew Alexander, Former senior U.S. interrogator in Iraq
Juma Al Dossari, Former Guantánamo detainee
Stephen King, Novelist
Martin Sheen, Actor and activist
Ariel Dorfman, Novelist, playwright and essayist
Don Goodrich, 9/11 family member
Malcolm W. Nance, Counter-terror intelligence specialist and combat veteran
Tom Parker, Amnesty International USA Policy Director for Terrorism & Counter-terrorism and former MI5 agent
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, short story writer and poet