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Pittsburgh Says No to Torture
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

Pittsburgh joins the rest of the world in an International Day of protest against torture.

Pittsburgh Says No t...
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On a hot and humid June day members of several Peace & Justice organizations donned the uniform of prisoners who are held without trial by the US government in Guantanamo. Elderly and young citizens walked in solemn silence along the Liberty avenue to the Federal Building. Repesentatives of Amnesty International, American Friends Service Committee, the Thomas Merton Center and the National Religious Campaign against Torture gave specific accounts of prisoners and the brutal torture they endure.

Thanks to all the participants for their courage and compassion, and especially to those few who walked their conscience despite their own illness and suffering.


" Waterboarding" is not a sport! Its a brutal practice of the Bush Administration in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture. It is neither an ethical, nor an effective, strategy against "Terrorism".


"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons." Dostoyevsky

The Walk of Conscience
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

The Walk of Conscien...
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Be and informed citizen
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

Be and informed citi...
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Untitled
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

Untitled...
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Omer: a child prisoner
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

Omer: a child prison...
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He has a right to a trail
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

He has a right to a ...
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Persistent in the pursuit of human rights
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

Persistent in the pu...
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NO torture. NO exceptions.
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

NO torture. NO excep...
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Her great courage to say
by Mena Friday, Jun. 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM

Her great courage to...
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