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Bernie Sanders Is #Up4Climate

Why are the majority of Senate Democrats trying to undercut action to deal with climate change? [...]

Vigil at White House to Close Guantanamo Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 2011

Today and tomorrow from Noon to 4 pm, Witness Against Torture is holding a vigil outside the White House to call for the closing of Guantanamo and an end to the practice of indefinite detention without criminal charges. If you’re in Washington DC and can make it to these events, please do your part to [...]

Freezin’ for a Reason 2010: DC Guantanamo Vigil and Fast, January 11-22

It’s easy to march on Washington, DC in March or September when the weather is sunny and warm. An activist event in cold, cold January only happens when people are really riled up about something. The upcoming vigil and fast in Washington DC from January 11 (the 8-year anniversary of the opening of the indefinite [...]

Commitment: White House Peace Vigil, 28 years and Continuing

If I mention Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, what do you think of? You might think of the pretty statues and flowers planted there. You might think of the homeless people who sleep there overnight and occasionally freeze to death. You might know that it stands across the street from the White House, a building [...]

Anti-Torture Rallies Across the USA This Week

Torture is a moral issue, and the issue is not past. Despite revelations that American torture practices lasted seven years, that medical doctors participated in the torture, that it involved drowning one man 183 times, and that the major purpose of all this torture was to generate fabricated “evidence” to support an invasion of Iraq, [...]

Cold Perseverance: Columbus Anti-War Vigil, December 21 2008 (Video)

On Sunday, December 21 in Columbus Ohio, it was a mere 9 degrees out and the wind was blowing at enough of a clip to shove the wind chill below zero. And yet five hardy souls stood at the corner of 15th Avenue and High Street as they have every week for five long years [...]

National Religious Campaign Against Torture Descends on Gov’t November 12

The drawing of religious boundaries around an issue of morality may be good for PR value, but it’s alienating, restrictive of membership and even deceptive in its implicit claim that religious Americans are somehow more moral. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture does itself no service by excluding the secular from its anti-torture activism. Secular [...]

National Religious Campaign Against Torture Descends on Gov't November 12

The drawing of religious boundaries around an issue of morality may be good for PR value, but it’s alienating, restrictive of membership and even deceptive in its implicit claim that religious Americans are somehow more moral. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture does itself no service by excluding the secular from its anti-torture activism. Secular [...]

American Voices Don’t Get Louder on Torture and Detention. How About Your Voice?

On January 11, 2008, Amnesty International USA executive director Larry Cox made the following declaration to a group of 250 people assembled to protest torture and indefinite detention carried out by the U.S. government. He said:

This is the ugly blot on the America we believe in that we are going to finally remove. Because [...]