PROTEST Cornyn's support of torture, Thur. Nov. 10, 12noon

Submitted by PAAMember on November 9, 2005 - 7:00pm. ::

PRESS RELEASE: Please join our protest! Numbers count!

The McCain amendment to ban "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment"
of any detainee of the U.S. passed the senate 90-9. Texas senator
John Cornyn was one of only nine senators to vote against the McCain
amendment. Bush and Cheney want an exception so that the CIA can
continue to torture.

We need to let Sen. Cornyn and other members of Congress know that
they will be rightfully painted as being for torture in their future
reelection campaigns if they vote with Bush-Cheney to give the CIA a
pass on this. Cheney is working hard to defeat the amendment and
Bush says he will veto the $445 defense appropriations bill if the
McCain amendment stays intact.

A large protest will send a message to Congress. America does
not stand for torture.
Join Amnesty International and others in this protest.

When. Thursday, Nov. 10, 12noon.
Where. 5300 Memorial Drive, Houston (where Cornyn offices, between
Westcott and Shepherd)
Contact: Jimmy Dunne, Amnesty Int. Houston Denounce Torture
Coordinator 281.584.9707 cell 281.250.0096
Information and a map are here

http://www.paa-tx.org/node/645

PS: Truth, Torture and the American Way by Jennifer Harbury documents
decades of torture and murder by the CIA in El Salvador, Honduras,
Guatamala and other countries.