Torture Survivor Week June 19th-26th

Join TASSC International in June to Commemorate Survivor Week June 19th- 26th


This June will mark the 15th anniversary of TASSC International’s June Survivor Week. We invite you to participate in our activities during the week, and to organize a local commemoration on June 26 in recognition of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. During the week, survivors will participate in a three day human rights training, visit Congress, speak on different panels, and vigil in front of the White House. Go to for more details.

Published in: on June 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

March Against Torture, Guantanamo & the NDAA!

Please join  TASSC, the ACLU, Amnesty International, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Witness Against Torture and many other groups in Washington DC on June 24, 2012, to march against torture, Guantanamo and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)!

Join the march: When: June 24th, from 1PM – 2:30PM

Where: Gather at the Capitol Reflecting Pool to march to the White House Note: We’ll have orange jumpsuits for you, but wear orange or black just in case!

RSVP: Let us them know you’re coming:


To link to the Torture Awareness Month Promotional video, refer to the YouTube address:
Why join us? June is Torture Awareness Month and June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Join us to show our elected officials that Americans say “NO!” to torture, Guantanamo, indefinite detention and impunity for human rights violations! We are calling on President Obama and Congress to: uphold the absolute ban on torture and other ill-treatment; closure of Guantanamo; an end to indefinite detention and military commissions; accountability for human rights violations; repeal of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act and release, with as few redactions as possible, of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture.
 CLICK HERE for more details

Published in: on June 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

Starvin’ for Justice Fast & Vigil and 13 Activists on Trial

Join us for the Annual Fast & Vigil in Washington, DC    June 28th – July 2nd, 2012

The four-day Fast & Vigil takes place on the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, considered by many to be the heart of the legalized killing machines in this country. We hope you will consider joining the dozens of anti-death penalty activists who come regularly from across the U.S. and Canada – from Florida to Alaska and everywhere inbetween – to join together for public education and outreach at the steps of the Supreme Court.  Click Here for more details for the schedule of events or more visit

Support your friends in court June 27, 2012!

Trial begins for the 13 anti-death penalty protestors who unfurled a “STOP EXECUTIONS” banner on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on January 17, 2012 – the 35th anniversary of the first modern-era execution in 1977. Come out to support the defendants as they make a stand against the death penalty and try for a win of the first amendment!

Location: Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Ave, NW. We are scheduled to be in courtroom 220, but you should check the lobby monitors to confirm. Judge McKenna is the presiding Judge in the case.  Click Here to learn more about the Jan 17th Action

Published in: on June 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Journey of Hope in DC June 24th

Washington DC area Journey of Hope Tour 

 Sunday, June 24, 2012 – 6:00pm @  The Festival Center – 1640 Columbia Rd. NW
Come hear ordinary people affected by extraordinary violence share their powerful stories about the process of healing through reconciliation. Contending with arguments that the death penalty provides justice and closure for family and friends of murder victims, these storytellers share from personal experience about the need for forgiveness and compassion following the tragedy of murder. Refusing vengeance, they call for an end to the death penalty and the cycle of violence it perpetuates in our society.

Sponsored by the Servant Leadership School (  Journey of Hope…From Violence to Healing is an organization led by murder victim family members committed to the abolition of the death penalty and promotion of restorative justice (

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Revised Prayer Service to End the Lethal Use of Drones

This prayer service was prepared by Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Art Laffin. It is a revised version updated to include the most recent news about Obama’s “Kill List.” It can be adapted for a nonviolent public witness or worship setting. CLICK HERE to view.

Published in: on June 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm  Leave a Comment