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5 Days of Action Against Torture - Sponsored by Veterans for Peace!

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Tue, 06/09/2009 - 11:02

Monday June 8, 2009

5 DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST TORTURE

Veterans For Peace is sponsoring five days of action to stop the use of torture! Each day this week you will receive an email with one important step you can take to Stop Torture Now.
DAY 1
ACTION AGAINST TORTURE
Picture Yourself Against Torture

Add your face to the growing list of others who call for no more torture. We will eventually give all photos to the White House!

Policies of the Bush Administration, specifically under the encouragement of Vice-President Dick Cheney, have led to aggressive interrogation techniques being used consistently by our government. As veterans, we have an important role in speaking out against the justification and use of torture!

That is why Veterans For Peace joined the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations in the recent lawsuit that forced release of the Bush White House torture memos last month. We are also party to the law suit seeking release of remaining torture photos. Unfortunately, President Obama is refusing to release those photos.

Releasing the photographs will allow the people of our nation to assess what our government has done in our name and act accordingly. It will show that we as U.S. citizens can face our shame and emerge better from the experience. It will show that our Republic is strong and can weather most any storm.

It is of vital interest to military men and women all over the world that protections against torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment be even-handedly applied by all nations at all times. This is the only way we can assure that these protections will be afforded to our citizens if and when they become prisoners in the conduct of war.

Americans are outraged by our government's use of torture and the lack of criminal prosecution. We can do something about it!

Learn more about VFP's Ban Torture Campaign

www.veteransforpeace.org