Tag Archives: Torture

For-Profit Prison Accused of Subjecting Juveniles to ‘Disgraceful’ Conditions

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/27/profit-prison-accused-subjecting-juveniles-disgraceful-conditions Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 by Common Dreams G4S already stands accused of human rights violations from Israel to South Africa to the United Kingdom By Sarah Lazare, staff writer G4S runs nearly 30 juvenile detention … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Don’t Fund Torturers!

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): President Obama has asked Congress to appropriate $5 billion for a new Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund to train and support security forces in other countries.  Unfortunately, it appears that the Administration may allow … Continue reading

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Sign Religious Call to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): On Monday July 8, 30,000 prisoners throughout California began a peaceful hunger strike to protest the inhumane conditions of long-term solitary confinement.  In California, nearly 12,000 imprisoned people are held in solitary … Continue reading

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Six Claims on Detainee Torture, Skewered

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/six-claims-detainee-torture-skewered-1367250119 Christie Thompson, ProPublica, News Investigation Among the news that ended up being buried in the events last week: A nonpartisan think tank, the Constitution Project, released a scathing, 577-page report (http://detaineetaskforce.org/newsroom/multimedia/) on the U.S.’s treatment, and torture, of detainees … Continue reading

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PA Conference Against Torture—October 28-29, Harrisburg

PA Registration is open!   Go to: www.panetworkagainsttorture.org  to register   The conference will be held at: Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, 20 South Second Street, Harrisburg   This will be an opportunity for individuals and organizations in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Proceeds Against Rumsfeld, But America Still Awaits a True Accounting of Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org):   WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the recent decision by a federal appeals court to allow a lawsuit to proceed against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for allegedly ordering the … Continue reading

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Call for End to Prolonged Solitary Confinement in Pennsylvania

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org):   As you may know, thousands of prisoners in California prisons waged a hunger strike for three weeks to protest the conditions of their imprisonment, and in particular, the use of long-term … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Urging Rejection of Torture

From the Center for the Victims of Torture (http://www.cvt.org/):   Independence Day is a time to celebrate the founding of our nation and the many freedoms we cherish. While many of our clients have been persecuted for supporting opposition candidates, … Continue reading

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Support Public Release of Report on Past Interrogation/Torture Practices

During the next few months, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is likely to finish the report on their investigation into our past interrogation practices. This report will have little effect unless it is made public. It is important that we, … Continue reading

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Even If Torture Works, It Is Still Immoral

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Steven D. Martin and Richard Cizik – Washington Post, On Faith May 13, 2011   Like a recurring nightmare, the argument over whether America should torture detainees has once again gained … Continue reading

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