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Today is a sad day

Dear Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Ellison: Today is a sad day. It is the ninth anniversary of the John Yoo-Jay Bybee "torture memos," which were eventually withdrawn after unsuccessfully attempting to define torture out of existence. But it's our actions in the nine years since that time that truly sadden me. I am saddened More

Klobuchar Peace Rally Draws Optimism for Rallying

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/hrI9gseOCwI.html width="480" height="302"] Minneapolis, MN, June 30, 2011. A group of dedicated peace activists rallied in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office to plead for the Senator’s help in voting down war appropriations and in bringing all troops home now from Afghanistan and Iraq. “The economy is in the can, US out of Afghanistan” More

An apology to my government officials re: torture

Dear President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Congressman Ellison: I wish to apologize for all the emails I have been sending you on the issue of accountability for U.S.-committed torture. I did not realize that as government officials who took oaths to uphold the Constitution, you were protecting many more rights More

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