Category Archives: Torture

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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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Vote to End Torture Forever

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Senator McCain and Senator Feinstein have introduced legislation that could permanently end CIA torture.  Please call your Senators now and ask them to vote for the McCain-Feinstein torture amendment. The McCain-Feinstein amendment … Continue reading

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June is Torture Awareness Month—Get Involved

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This June, as we commemorate Torture Awareness Month, we mark the 28th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture and honor the leadership of survivors of torture. We invite you to … Continue reading

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Check Out New Reports on Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We encourage you to share two new reports of vital importance to our work to stop torture in U.S. prisons, jails and detention centers: Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives, … Continue reading

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