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Fast and Vigil Against Torture


Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: We incorrectly stated where John Yoo teaches. Robert Delahunty teaches in the University of St. Thomas (MN) Law School. We regret the error.

Interrogation memos written by John Yoo and Jay Bybee dated August 1, 2002, have now been named "torture memos" because the methods described in these memos and used on prisoners are cruel, inhumane, and degrading—in other words, torture.

Sonja Johnson, Women Against Military Madness

August 1, 2010, is the eight-year anniversary of the Yoo/Bybee torture memos. To commemorate this infamous anniversary, Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) a committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and friends are inviting individuals and groups to join them in a 24-hour Fast Against Torture. This Fast will start on Sunday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. and last until 6:00 p.m. the next day.

There will also be a 12-hour vigil held at the Federal Courthouse Plaza in Minneapolis (300 4th Street South) on Monday, August 2 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This vigil is a call for repentance and accountability for the torture done to others in our name. People are invited to join in this vigil for however long they can. So far over 200 people have signed up to participate in one or both events.

For further information: Sonja Johnson, Women Against Military Madness, 612-721-1416