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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Artisit's Rendition of Witness Against Torture photo

The photo above, taken by WAT's Mike Benedetti and adapted by an artist, is from a recent Truthout article by Andy Worthington. The photo is of Luke and myself when Kairos Chicago joined Witness Against Torture and the 100 Days Campaign in Washington D.C. last Spring. We performed some street theatre at the Navy Memorial off Pennsylvania Avenue that highlighted the continued use of force-feeding at Guantanamo and other prisons like the expanding Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. Our actions that day seemed like a small ripple, but perhaps the image above that accompanies Worthington's reporting and analysis is a bit of encouragement that our work is not for naught. I have noticed recently that much of the media images used for news stories on Guantanamo and torture feature photos from the resistance of Witness Against Torture.

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