torture is wrong

opposing torture through activism and education

 
What Digby said about NRCAT PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 May 2009 17:34

From Digby, one of the most influential bloggers of them all, at Hullabalo. Other very influential bloggers like Glenn Greenwald, Duncan Black and Andrew Sullivan will frequently tell readers to go read Digby for the most trenchant commentary on a topic. They have even coined a phrase, “ This has been another edition of what Digby said.” 

”…The good news is that some religious organizations have organized around this issue:

Since January 2006, the more than 250 religious organizations comprising the National Religious Campaign Against Torture have worked together to end U.S.-sponsored torture. During 2008, the religious community advocated for a Presidential Executive Order ending torture. It happened. On January 22, President Obama issued an Executive Order halting torture.

Now the task is to make sure that U.S.-sponsored torture never happens again. To accomplish this goal, our nation needs to put safeguards in place to prevent its recurrence. We will better understand what safeguards are needed if we have a comprehensive understanding of what happened – who was tortured, why they were tortured, and who ordered the torture. As a nation we need the answers to those questions.

Therefore, NRCAT is calling for a Commission of Inquiry to investigate U.S. torture policies and practices. To bolster this call, we are asking you and other people of faith to endorse the statement "U.S.-Sponsored Torture: A Call for a Commission of Inquiry."

As the religious community made a difference in encouraging the President to halt torture, we now must urge our leaders to create a Commission of Inquiry to help ensure that U.S.-sponsored torture never happens again.

Click here for more information about this initiative, including other ways you and your congregation can help to secure a Commission of Inquiry.”

 
watch online Torture On Trial PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 20:32

Video here

Torture. The word appears almost daily in the headlines of newspapers across the country. As long-held secrets of the Bush administration's policies on detention and interrogation are revealed, Americans are increasingly asking questions: behind the closed doors of far-away prisons, what acts were committed in our name? Who committed these acts? And will they be held to account? Can a nation that has committed torture afford to walk away from its past?

"Torture on Trial" is a Link TV original production that investigates the history of interrogations in the "War on Terrorism", and the growing movement calling for accountability for those who authorized and participated in torture.

Featured guests include:

George Hunsinger
Founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Jane Mayer

Staff Writer with The New Yorker & Author of "The Dark Side"

Mark Danner

UC Berkeley Journalism Professor, Author of "Torture and Truth" & Contributor to The New York Review of Books

Elisa Massimino
Executive Director of Human Rights First

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret.)
Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell

Maj. Matthew Alexander

U.S. Air Force Interrogator

 
How Torture Trapped Colin Powell PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 14:56

Article here. 

 
Transparent Leadership by Karen Greenberg PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 May 2009 17:11

From the Washington Post 

 
Steven Bradbury - lyricist PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 May 2009 14:28

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Obama's latest effort to conceal evidence of Bush era crimes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 May 2009 17:25

Article here

 
Detainee Photos: Obama Seeks To Block Release PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 May 2009 17:23

Article here

 
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