August 1 is the eight-year anniversary of the John Yoo/Jay Bybee torture memos. Tackling Torture at the Top (a committee of Women Against Military Madness) and others will commemorate that day by Fasting Against Torture for 24 hours starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 1. Coincidentally, the statute of limitations applicable to the Federal Torture Statute is also eight years.
Democrats are pushing for a torture inquiry.
There has been a call for a special prosecutor to investigate the war
crimes of the Bush Administration. I support a move to charge
the decision makers and enablers of the Bush Regime with war crimes,
Shortly after darkness fell on Saturday night, January 3, Israel launched a massive land invasion of Gaza involving 9,000-10,000 soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and heavy artillery, engineering and intelligence forces, with the support of Israel’s Air Force, navy, and secret police and spy agencies.