Friday, December 12, 2008
ACTION suggested by SOAW /updates - Gitmo #2?, New DNA expansion...
TAKE ACTION: Ask President-elect Obama to Ban Torture and Close the School of the Americas- image at soa dot org and/or from internet cache
Yesterday the US Senate released a report confirming that Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior US officials are responsible for authorizing torture at Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo Bay. Similarly, the torture manuals used at the School of the Americas/WHINSEC - made public in 1996 - were also authorized by the highest levels of the Pentagon in the early 1980s. Read the Reuters article here:
TAKE ACTION: Please Call the Obama transition team and share the below message at 202-540-3000 - after instructions, press "2" to speak with the transition team.
"President- elect Obama, as a member of the School of the Americas Watch - I ask that after you are inaugurated President that you issue executive orders to ban torture - no exceptions, close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC and close Guantanamo Bay."
Please also take a moment to Contact President-elect Obama via his website to paste in the above message at:
Current News just in from Bill of Rights Defense Committee:
bordc dot org & scroll down (I don't think these are saved in archives past a few days so you may want to look these up right away)
12/12, New York Times, The Detainees
12/12, David Edwards and Muriel Kane, Raw Story, Do 'fearmongering' Dems want Obama to set up Gitmo 2.0?
12/12, Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, New Rule Expands DNA Collection to All People Arrested
12/12, ACLU, ACLU Monitoring Unconstitutional Guantánamo Military Commissions Today
12/11, Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti, New York Times, Report Blames Rumsfeld for Detainee Abuses
12/11, Jaclyn Belczyk, Jurist, Portugal foreign minister urges EU members to accept Guantanamo detainees
12/11, CNJ online (NM), U.S. resident's imprisonment endangers rights
Posted by CN at 11:56 AM