#AmericanTortureStory Events

Friday, June 26, 2015

#AmericanTortureStory Events

Nationwide - June 26, 2015


Amherst, MA

Demonstration at Amherst Common, at Main and South Pleasant Streets (map)
June 26th, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The local chapter of Amnesty International-Group 128 will be at the Amherst demonstration and we urge your group to take part too. AI-Group 128 will bring several of its posters and banners and flyers and petitions to engage the public, and we ask all other groups and individuals who join us to bring their messages as well.

Contact: Martha Spiegelman [email protected]
For more information: Amnesty International-Group 128 Facebook page.


Boston, MA

March from Dewey Square to 1 Court Street (map)
June 26th, 2015 10-4pm (action table in Dewey Sq) and March (noon-1pm)
Join us on June 26th to raise awareness on the worldwide use of torture with a focus on ending the use of torture right here in the United States. Learn about the American Torture Story and march with us to the US Attorney General's Office for Massachusetts!

Contact: Cynthia Gabriel, [email protected]
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Chicago, IL

Action at Federal Plaza, 230 S Dearborn, Chicago (map)
June 26th, 2015 12:00pm
Join Amnesty International, World Can't Wait, and the Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo on June 26th as we celebrate recent victories regarding the issue of torture as well as discuss the continued fight for more victories regarding torture across the U.S. and the world.

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Detroit, MI

Vigil at Office of US Attorney for Eastern District of MI (map)
Office of US Attorney for Eastern District of MI
221 W. Fort Street (SE corner of Washington Blvd.)
Detroit, MI 48226
June 26, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

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Minneapolis, MN

Action at Minneapolis Federal Building at 4th St and 4th Ave (map)
June 26th, 9am - 3pm

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New York, NY

Actions at Multiple Locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn (map)
Friday June 26th, 2015 12:00pm-5:00pm
Join Amnesty International on June 26th for actions in 4 locations around NYC raising awareness for the fight against torture:
12 pm – 271 Cadman Plaza [US Attorney's Office, Brooklyn]
2 pm - 1 St Andrew's Plaza [US Attorney's Office, Manhattan]
3 pm – 86 Chambers Street [US Attorney's Office, Manhattan]
4pm – Times Square [43rd Street & 7th Avenue]


Raleigh, NC

Protest at Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC, 27601 (map)
Friday June 26th, 2015 11:00am
Protest to demand the Justice Department read the Senate Torture Report and hold torture perpetrators accountable.

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San Francisco, CA

Demonstration at San Francisco Federal Building, corner of Golden Gate Ave and Larkin St (map)
Friday June 26th, 2015 10:30am-12:00pm
UPDATE: In order to put as much pressure on the Justice Department we will have our protest only at the San Francisco Federal Building at 10:30am instead of originally starting at San Francisco City Hall. We are inviting our United Nations allies and coalition partners to join our protest before the 70th Anniversary of UN Charter event and celebration with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that starts at 12:00pm.

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Washington, DC

Rally at Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20530 (map)
(meet on the Constitution Ave. side of the Department of Justice building)
Friday June 26th, 2015 4:00pm-5:00pm
Join Amnesty International USA, Witness Against Torture, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, National Coalition To Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF), Center for Constitutional Rights and more outside the Justice Department on Friday, June 26th at 4 PM in commemoration of the International Day in Support of Survivors of Torture.

Contact: Noor Mir, [email protected]
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Panel: "Legalized Torture: From Guantanamo Bay to Rikers" (map)
Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20008
Friday June 26th, 2015 6:00pm-7:30pm
Join Amnesty International USA Mid-Atlantic Region, National Coalition To Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF), Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture and CODEPINK: Women For Peace for a panel discussion on the many ways that torture is written into current law, and how it is inflicted upon people both domestically and abroad.
Experts and organizers from a wide variety of backgrounds, from anti-torture to prison abolition work, will be discussing how solitary confinement, police torture, surveillance of Muslim communities and CIA torture intersect to create a culture where torture is permitted and legally justified to perpetuate state violence.

Moderated by Darakshan Raja
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