Torture Awareness Resources
Civil Liberties Union
American Friends Service Committee
American Ex-Prisoners of War Organization
Human Rights First
Physicians for Human Rights
Survivors of Torture
United Nations High Commission For Human Rights
Check local social service organizations and veterans’ organizations for potential speakers. For example, the Jewish Family Services Agency in Tampa, FL sponsored a workshop, Beyond Survival: Emerging Best Practices in the field of Torture and Trauma Treatment on June 2nd. (St. Petersburg Times)
Bill numbers, short titles, bill sponsors, and number of co-sponsors with the name and date of latest co-sponsors follow.
H.R. 952: Torture Outsourcing Act
Sponsor: Rep. Markey, MA
Co-sponsors: 69. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA): 5.12.2006
S. 654: Convention Against Torture Implementation Act of
Sponsor: Sen. Leahy, VT
Co-sponsors: 8. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA): 4.6.2006
(See “Torture by Proxy” at the Friends Committee On National Legislation website.)
Amis, Martin, L. Fields, The Extraordinary Cruelty of “Extraordinary Rendition,” The Humanist, January/February 2006.
Ardiente, Maggie, Everything But the Truth: Allegations of Abuse and Torture at Guantánamo Bay, The Humanist, January/February 2006.
Lawrence, William P., Tennessee Pilot. (VADM Lawrence’s book will be available this fall.)
McCain, John D., Faith of My Fathers. Senator McCain is the author.
Stockdale, James and Sybil, In Love and War; The Story of a Family’s Ordeal and Sacrifice During The Vietnam Years. (VADM Stockdale was Ross Perot’s running mate in the 1992 Presidential Campaign. He passed away last year.)
Teach-in and Lobby Day, June 25 and 26, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC, sponsored by Amnesty, International.
June 6, 2006
By Sue Lyon