The ACLU sent me a letter requesting that I ask all of you to sign a petition against torture.
Next week the ACLU plans to deliver a petition with 100,000 signatures to send a clear message to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that torture is un-American. The petition is online at:
The petition will be delivered both to the Secretary of State and to State Department representatives at the Geneva meeting of the UN Committee Against Torture. The ACLU will be presenting a detailed and hard-hitting report in Geneva on prisoner mistreatment by the United States.
You can also help the ACLU comb through the recent document dump.
We also recently announced the launch of a powerful new Torture Document Search engine, which allows users to comb through more than 100,000 pages of government documents concerning the abuse of detainees in U.S. custody in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo and elsewhere, all released under a Freedom of Information Act request by the ACLU.
This is the first time this important set of documents has been made publicly searchable online.
For more about the Torture Document Search and all the ACLU’s work fighting torture and abuse, go to: www.aclu.org/torture
When your kids ask you what you did to stop America from torturing people, you can tell them you signed this petition, that it was delivered to the Secretary of State, and that you helped document the atrocities.
What more can we do? Any ideas? Take the poll.