Category Archives: Torture

Urge the President to Keep His Promise to Close Guantanamo

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): President Obama is running out of time to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo.  Since the new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, took office earlier this year, he has signed off on … Continue reading

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Join the Together23 Nationwide Action to End Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We invite you to join the Together23 (http://www.nrcat.org/torture-in-us-prisons/together23-campaign) nationwide actions to end solitary.  For 23 hours a day for months, years, even decades, more than 80,000 adults and youth are held in … Continue reading

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Support the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): On July 29, 2015, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced H.R. 3399, the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Act to End Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This is a week of firsts: the first time a President visited a federal prison while in office and the first time President Obama publicly addressed the horror of solitary confinement in … Continue reading

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Torture, Impunity and the American Psychological Association

By Amy Goodman Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 (Photo: Justin Norman/flickr/cc) NOTE from Sandy Strauss, Director of Advocacy and Ecumenical Outreach: As a former employee of the APA, this makes me very sad. It’s difficult to think that people whose … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Support Inclusion of McCain-Feinstein Torture Ban in NDAA

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Please write to your Representative and ask that they strive to ensure the McCain-Feinstein provision banning torture is included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2162/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18194. In … Continue reading

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Urge the Department of Justice to Reopen Criminal Investigation into Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The Department of Justice continues to insist that nothing in the Torture Report warrants re-opening the criminal investigation into torture, despite having told a court, in response to a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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Thank Senators Casey and Toomey for Voting to End CIA Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Thanks so much for joining in with the calls, emails, letters, and op-eds NRCAT was able to generate to Members of Congress in support of the McCain-Feinstein legislation to end CIA torture. … Continue reading

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Senate Votes to End CIA Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We have great news to share. Several days ago, the Republican-led U.S. Senate took a historic bipartisan vote to end CIA torture. They did this by voting 78-21 for the McCain-Feinstein Amendment to the … Continue reading

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New Film: Breaking Down the Box—Documentary on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As the grievous loss of Kalief Browder reveals, we must act with urgency to end the devastation of solitary confinement. To that end, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture announces the release … Continue reading

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