R.E.M., who along with Pearl Jam, Tom Morello, Trent Reznor, the Roots and others, urged the closing of Guantanamo and spoke out against torture back in 2009, (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/oct/23/rem-pearl-jam-guantanamo-bay) renews the campaign today by lending their support on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) has organized demonstrations in nine cities across the country this Friday June 26th, to publicize the details of the Senate report on CIA torture and to call for the Department of Justice to ensure accountability. The rallies will be held to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Events will be held in Washington, DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Detroit, Raleigh, and Amherst, Mass. AIUSA will be joined by several other anti-torture organizations including Witness Against Torture, Women For Peace, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
"We stand with @Amnesty in calling on @TheJusticeDept to investigate this #AmericanTortureStory” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc6XbTMFjK4&feature=youtu.be