Friday, September 19, 2008

Arizona: Say 'No' to US torture

Southwest Weekend of Witness
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WILL JOIN TOGETHER IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA ON NOVEMBER 15 & 16 TO SAY 'NO' TO TORTURE
Save the dates ... plan to join us!
Saturday, November 15
Tucson, Arizona
Plan for Action: Civil Initiative to Stop the Training and Practice of Torture will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pima Community College, Downtown Campus. We will work together on a plan for beyond the weekend that will accomplish this goal, followed by:Sign makingAn evening programProcession to federal building for a vigil
Sunday, November 16
Sierra Vista, Arizona
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. An anti-torture rally with music and speakers at Veteran's Memorial Park, ending with a procession to and presence across the street from the main gate of Ft. Huachuca. Ft. Huachuca is the home of USAICS, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, and has a long history of complicity in U.S. crimes of torture. The torture manuals used at the School of the Americas came from Ft. Huachuca.
For several years, in solidarity with the annual vigil and action at Fort Benning, Georgia to close the U.S. Army's School of the Americas (now the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) there has been a growing grassroots demonstration at the gate of Fort Huachuca to protest our country's slipping standards on torture, being practiced in our name and with our tax dollars in places like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. The November 2008 demonstration at Ft. Huachuca will take place the week before the Ft. Benning vigil and action.
If you have questions, please write to southwestwitness@gmail.com and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. Updated information will be posted at http://southwestwitness.org/
To find out more about the November 21-23 vigil & action at Ft. Benning, visit http://soaw.org/
(Photo: Saying 'No' to US torture at Tucson courthouse. Photo Brenda Norrell)

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