Witness Against Torture

From June 22-25, Witness Against Torture will return to our nation’s capitol.     
 
When it comes to Guantanamo Bay, the politics of fear and cynicism have won out over any promised hope or change.- Letter to the Editor in the Washington Post on April 28, 2011 by Matthew W. Daloisio

We must continue to speak and act against the ongoing crime of Guantanamo!

We walk in shame and grief and anger.

We walk mindful of broken promises, hollow words, and bankrupt institutions.

We walk for men torn from their families and homelands, tortured and abused by this nation, still detained without charge or trial after all these years.

We walk because we know that torture is wrong, that the indefinite detention of people without charge is wrong, and that vilification of South Asians and Muslims is wrong.

We walk because we cannot and will not accept injustice, forsake hope, and forget the humanity of the men detained by the United States at Guantanamo, Bagram, and other detention sites.

22 June 2011: DAY OF PREPARATION
12-2 vigil @ the Department of Justice
5pm dinner @ St. Stephen’s
6:30pm action planning at location TBA

23 June 2011: DAY OF ACTION
11am Solemn procession from the White House to the Department of Justice to the Supreme Court to Congress

24 June 2011: DAY OF FASTING
12pm-2pm vigil @ the Department of Justice

25 June 2011: DAY OF SOLIDARITY
7am-7pm vigil @ the White House with the Torture Abolition Survivor’s Support Coalition as part of their week for survivors of torture

 
  www.witnesstorture.org

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