March 25, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) Have you forgotten about the use of torture? Are you continuing to fund the U.S. governments torture programs through your taxes?
Following the release of the Senate Report on CIA torture concerned Americans hoped for non-stop media coverage and accountability for those within the Bush and Obama administrations who participated, ordered, and condoned the use of torture on suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and other unknown “black sites” around the world. Since that time it has become clear that the corporate media and authorities within government are not interested in honestly discussing the report and the world wide use of torture as an acceptable practice. In response to that silence, a second day of action against torture is being organized.
On Saturday March 28, cities around the globe will participate in rallies,
protests, marches, and waterboarding simulations to bring attention to the
disturbing use of torture by governments around the world. This will mark the second time in 2015 that activists have worked to shed light on torture programs operated by the United States and other governments. (FULL DISCLOSURE: I am one of the organizers)
The activists are also hoping to shed light on victims of mass incarceration who suffer conditions equal to torture. The action is being organized by The Conscious Resistance Network, the Solutions Institute, the Anti-Media and a wide spectrum of activist groups. The groups are also planning to draw attention to the recently revealed “black site” in Chicago’s Homan Square, where suspects were held without access to lawyers, family, and sometimes subject to beatings and threats.
The event is decentralized, asking those who are concerned to “connect with activists in your community and plan rallies, protests, street theater, or reenactments of waterboarding or force-feeding. GRAB THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION!” The hashtag #EndTorture is being used to spread the word through social media as well.
For more information on the lies around the U.S. torture program check out this article.
To organize your own event or join an existing one check out the main FB event.
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