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Harvard Anti-Torture Coalition survives waterboarding!


A member of the Harvard Anti-Torture Coalition demands


Coalition member demands “Habeas Now!”.
University Hall April 26, 2007.
Photo: Harvard Anti-Torture Coalition

When Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey was asked if he would condemn the use of waterboarding1, he sounded a lot like portly Sargent Schultz in Hogan’s Heroes, “I know nothing, nothing.” The Harvard Anti-Torture Coalition, who did some very fine work busting Torture Alum Alberto Gonzales , reacted, “We Drown in Silence“. But they came up fighting last Friday, urging us to call our Senators to oppose the nomination. They provide phone numbers. There is still time, since the Senate Judiciary Committee vote is tomorrow Nov. 6. Pundits believe that the chances of stopping the nomination in Committee are much better than stopping it on the floor of the full Senate.

The Stop Torture front page.

John Nichols, who writes for the Nation and the Capitol Times, says that over the weekend U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold launched a new campaign to block approval of the nomination.

2Note the Post-Orwellian locution for “prisoner” and “torture”.

Step It UP 2007 is Upon Us!
Mukasey nomination put forward :(

1 Comment

  1. stoptorture

    November 6, 2007 @ 4:17 am


    We survived in part because there are guys like you, who look after things, but do it in the proper, honorable way. We salute you.
    Harvard Anti-Torture Coalition

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