Join Witness Against Torture January 11-22, 2010 in a Fast and Vigil to Shut Down Guantanamo, End Torture and Build Justice
"I believe strongly that torture is not moral, legal or effective." Guantanamo is "a damaging symbol to the world... a rallying cry for terrorist recruitment and harmful to our national security, so closing it is important for our national security."
-Admiral Dennis Blair, January 2009.
Beloved longtime WRL staff member Karl Bissinger succumbed to a stroke on November 19. Karl was an energetic and creative fund raiser, an enthusiastic civil disobedient, a generous host to countless meetings, and - most important - a loyal and supportive friend to hundreds of Greenwich Village artists and activists and a devoted, loving partner to Dick Hanley.
Before joining WRL, Karl was a world-renowned photographer and served as a draft counselor and underground railroad conductor for thousands of Vietnam-era resisters.
Please join us for a Memorial for Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) South African poet, anti-apartheid fighter, and human-rights activist Sunday January 17, 2010 2 pm . . . . . Download the flyer here.Statement from the Brutus Family on the passing of Professor Dennis Brutus
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Obama:
We are writing on behalf of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance to seek a meeting to discuss the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan. We are greatly concerned that the people of Afghanistan, like the people of Iraq, are suffering greatly from the U.S. invasion and the continued assault on this beleaguered country.
We will be having an organizing call around the October 5th Actions next Thursday, September 17th
at 12:00 (noon) EST.
The call-in number is 518-825-1300, code 116563.
We invite all those of you who are interested in coming to DC or who would like to plan something in your hometown to join in on the call. We will be discussing details of the national rally and civil disobedience as well as offering some options for those of you who would like to be involved in your own areas.