Rights Groups Send An Open Letter to President Obama and Ashton Carter: Free the 57 Guantánamo Prisoners Approved for Transfer

WAT marches at the Department of Justice

Together the undersigned organizations call for the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to be closed, and we ask President Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to swiftly transfer the 57 prisoners at Guantánamo who have already been cleared for transfer—the … Continue reading

Rights Groups Send an Open Letter to President Obama

WAT marches at the Department of Justice

Our Latest Press Release: Rights Groups Send An Open Letter to President Obama and Ashton Carter: Free the 57 Guantánamo Prisoners Approved for Transfer Together the undersigned organizations call for the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to be closed, and … Continue reading

Witness Against Torture and HOOD share the Ally Award from CCR

Witness Against Torture is honored to receive this year the Ally Award of the Center of Constitutional Rights (CCR).  It will be presented at the Annual President’s Reception in New York City on May 6.   The award is a testament … Continue reading

May Newsletter: Protest outside U.S. Embassy, Take Action, Join us in DC!

Dear Friends, Witness Against Torture continues to plan, participate in, and take actions to demand an end to state violence — violence that continues to indefinitely detain 122 men in Guantanamo, incarcerate communities of color, and allow the police to … Continue reading

Come to DC for Torture Awareness Week

Join Witness Against Torture (WAT) in Washington DC during Torture Awareness Week (June 21 to 28, 2015) for the trials of WAT members who were arrested on January 12 for witnessing in Congress. Twenty-two people spoke out on behalf of … Continue reading

Newsletter: Join us in Cleveland, No Separate Justice, More

  Dear Friends, Witness Against Torture continues to engage in the work of our home communities: building connections and widening the circle. Currently, we are busy preparing for our annual planning meeting and retreat for the weekend of April 10th. … Continue reading

Open letter to John Kerry from Helen Schietinger and Jeremy Varon

12 March 2015 Dear Secretary Kerry, I am Helen Schietinger, the woman who was arrested while speaking to you from the audience at the March 11th Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on possible revisions to the Authorization of the Use … Continue reading

February Newsletter: Protest at Senate Hearing , Friday Fast for Justice, April Retreat

  Dear Friends, The work of Witness Against Torture continues. Below, you will find a link to a reflection on a WAT protest at a US Senate hearing, as well as an invitation to join our Friday Fast for Justice.  … Continue reading

A Brief History of the Friday Fast for Justice

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This kind [of unclean spirit] can be driven out only by prayer and fasting.                                                     … Continue reading

An Open Letter to John McCain

Detainee Boots

Senator John McCain 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 Dear Senator McCain, I am the woman who spoke out in the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the status of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay on February … Continue reading