Our 10,000 Against Torture campaign is now over. You’ve helped us achieve extraordinary results, with 90,000 actions to stop illegal detention and ensure accountability for torture – including mailing 283 letters to the editor, holding 145 local events, and sending tens of thousands of letters and emails to President Obama and Congress, not to mention the volume of calls to the White House and Senator Graham’s office. Thank you for this!
But there are still some major obstacles standing in our way:
• Senator Graham’s legislation may have been capped for now, but he’s still got his sights on gutting fair, federal trials and legislating indefinite detention. President Obama seems ready to play a game of ‘let’s make a deal’.
• The Obama administration has yet to announce a new date for closing Guantanamo after it missed its self-imposed deadline.
• The President and Congress continue to shirk responsibility on ensuring accountability for U.S. torture, as required by law: with a full investigation, prosecution where warranted and remedy for victims.
Musician Tom Morello also wants to thank you for standing against torture. Musician and anti-torture activist Tom Morello would like to share a limited download of his cover song “Human” with those of you who helped us stand (more than) 10,000 strong against torture.
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Please stay tuned for more information on how to take more action and pressure the administration to holder torturers accountable and close Guantánamo in a way that respects human rights.