So now they can send you off to be tortured — legally

I got this via Empire Notes, but it comes from Obsidian Wings.

Do read it. It’s quite extraordinary. The idea is that it will be completely legal for the US to send foreigners to countries where they will be tortured after this bill is passed. And you know the Congress is eager to pass these things. Readers in the US can make a difference, Rahul of Empire Notes thinks:


I got this via Empire Notes, but it comes from Obsidian Wings.

Do read it. It’s quite extraordinary. The idea is that it will be completely legal for the US to send foreigners to countries where they will be tortured after this bill is passed. And you know the Congress is eager to pass these things. Readers in the US can make a difference, Rahul of Empire Notes thinks:

“With plans to put this on the House floor very soon, now is the time to act by contacting your Representative. On issues like this, congresspeople (well, Democrats at least) are very easy to sway with sometimes as little as dozens of calls and letters. They know their constituents aren’t paying attention, so even a little bit of pressure to convince them to vote no often has an effect.

“So, write your Representative here or call the Congressional switchboard at 1-800-839-5276 or 202-224-3121 and have them put you through to your Rep’s office.”

Justin Podur

Author: Justin Podur

Author of Siegebreakers. Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.