Important – from Mike Levinson:
WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS GEORGE W. BUSH’S TORTURE AND DENTENTION REGIME has been more deeply institutionalized by the Obama Administration, and the failure to close Guantanamo is but one in a string of unkept promises.
JOIN A RALLY IN WASHINGTON D.C
. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
and help create a human chain of more than 2,000 people from the White House
to the Capitol, representing the individuals still detained without charges or denied a fair trial at Guantanamo and Bagram. The protest event is being organized by Witness Against Torture, and is co-sponsored by Amnesty International, Center For Constitutional Rights, War Resisters League and other peace and justice organizations. Buses to D.C. will be leaving from cities across the country. (See www.witnesstorture.org
DEMANDS INCLUDE: Close Guantanamo and End Torture at Bagram; Ensure Accountability for Torture–Investigate and Prosecute Acts of Torture and Provide Remedy for Victims; Ensure Torture Isn’t Used Again; Fight Islamaphobia.
ALSO: JOIN THE FAST Dozens of activists will be participating in a Fast in D.C. during the first two weeks of January to protest torture and show solidarity will those being tortured at Guantanamo, Bagram and elsewhere. Those fasting as well as supporters will ‘ghost walk’ through the nation’s capital each day, wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods, stopping in front of appropriate government agencies and landmarks.
SUPPORT WAT ACTIVISTS ON TRIAL: 14 members of Witness Against Torture, including WESPAC Foundation member Mike Levinson from New Rochelle
, will go to trial Tuesday, January 3
in D.C. district court for speaking out in the House of Representatives on June 23, 2011
. Supporters may attend the trial, or participate in events outside the court. CONTRIBUTIONS to help pay for the defendants’ expenses, such as travel, telephone etc. can be sent locally to: MIKE LEVINSON, 97 WALNUT STREET, #4, NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK 10801
or write to Mike at: [email protected]
HOPE TO SEE YOU IN D.C.!
“Torturing Human Beings is Never Acceptable.” — Mike Levinson, remarks in U.S. House of Representatives June 23, 2011