Torture Awareness Month
June 26th is the date that the United Nations has marked as the International Day in Support of Survivors and Victims of Torture. This year a coalition of human rights, civil liberties and faith organizations have declared June Torture Awareness Month in an effort to respond to the growing evidence that the United States government is engaging systematically in the use of torture and inhuman treatment as part of the “war on terror.” We believe that the use of torture and inhuman treatment must end immediately and everyone involved in committing these abuses or fostering the environment in which they occurred be held accountable.
Follow the link for more information, including many suggestions of possibilities for action, large and small. Another way to help is to spread the word: Elendil is organizing Bloggers Against Torture to support Torture Awareness Month, along with an outstanding, developing calendar of actions to be taken during June.