Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tomorrow is Torture Accountability Action Day.If you're in Washington, DC, come on out.9:00 AM - 3:00 PMJohn Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave(If you metro, ride to Archives/Navy Memorial and walk a few blocks down Pennsylvania toward the Capitol. The park will be on your left.)There will be speakers and a rally from 11 to 12, then a march to the Department of Justice to demand the appointment of a Special Prosecutor for torture. Some participants may engage in nonviolent civil disobedience. Here is a list of demonstrations in other cities.After participating in Torture Accountability Action Day, you can rally-hop over to the National Health Care Reform Rally.Upper Senate Park Constitution and Delaware avenues, N.E.Washington, D.C. 20002Closest Metro: Judiciary Square11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2009
[She] was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the bullet had blasted inside the victim's chest, and she died in less than 2 minutes.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Their resolve is no less than these thugs. They use their phones, their childhood friends, their intimate knowledge of their districts and neighbours to plan their attacks -- they're organised and they're supported by their community so they have little fear. They create the havoc they're after, ambush the thugs, use their Cocktail Molotovs, disperse and re-assemble elsewhere and then start again - and the door of every house is open to them as safe harbour -- they're community-connected.
The Basiji's are not.
These are not the students in the dorms, they're the street young -- they know the ways better than most thugs - and these young, a surprising number of them girls, are becoming more agile in their ways as each night passes on.
In the meantime, the crowds are in the streets chanting, "Death to the Dictator! Death to Khamenei! Allah O Akbar!" It seems that the target of the protests have moved beyond President Ahmadinejad stealing an election, to the legitimacy of the regime itself, to the Supreme Leader. Even if the police and religious thugs disperse the crowds today and the next day and the next, it's hard to imagine how this genie is going to be put entirely back in the bottle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the brave people in the streets of Iran tonight.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
"It'd be great if all Iranians living outside Iran would ask their non-Iranian friends to change their Facebook pictures to green. Facebook has a lot of followers and everyone would hear the voice of Iranians." (Green was the color of the opposition leader Mousavi's campaign and has become the color of the resistance.)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Where: John Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NWWhen: Tabling starts at 9am, Speakers and rally are 11am to Noon, March to the Department of Justice at NoonWhat: A day of demonstration aimed at ending torture by holding those responsible accountable. We will call on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor for torture and war crimes.
Check this page for updates. Events are currently planned in 10 cities....or...Help organize an event in your own city by contacting the coalition.
Join the site and become a Torture Accountability Action Member. This will allow you to stay informed about the June 25th action day and future events.