Torture News Strike
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|Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer
Kansas City Star
Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News
On 4/11/08, George Bush told ABC News he personally approved of the approval of torture - including waterboarding - by Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell and George Tenet.
Bush said, "Yes, I'm aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved."
You'd be wrong. The only newspapers that have covered the story are in the box on the right.
Is your newspaper missing from this list? Then let's work together to do something about it.
We're calling this action our "Torture News Strike."
Call the Editor of your local newspaper and tell him/her you are suspending your subscription until they give Bush's torture confession the serious coverage it deserves either in the news or editorial section, or preferably both.
If you get home delivery, then call the circulation department and tell them to suspend delivery until further notice. (If you buy at the newsstands, read something else.)
Want to connect with other activists who read the same newspaper as you? Read more...
1. Login to Democrats.com and look for a "Local" forum devoted to your newspaper, either under "state" or "county". If you don't see your newspaper listed, skip to (3) below.
2. Post a comment about your action and the editor's response in the forum.
3. If your newspaper isn't listed on your "Local" page, please add it:
- Find the name and contact info for your newspaper's editor by opening the newspaper, using Google, or using this list:
click on your state
click on your local newspaper
Open Notepad and copy/paste the full name of the newspaper
Scroll down and look under "contact information" for the name of the editor
Copy/paste the editor's name into Notepad
Just above "contact information," click the web site
Find the main phone number and copy/paste into Notepad
- Post this information on Democrats.com
Login and click http://democrats.com/local
If your newspaper serves an area smaller than your County, click the [Post] link next to "County" - if it serves more than one County, click the [Post] link next to "State"
For "Subject" use "Newspaper Strike:" and the name of your newspaper
For "Democrats.com Forums" choose "Hot Topics"
For "Body" copy/paste the Editor's name and phone number
4. Use the "Send" link below your local newspaper forum to invite your friends to participate.
Want to do more?
1. Write a letter to your local newspaper about Bush's torture scandal and the paper's failure to cover it. Also call your favorite talk shows.
2. Also sign our petition to Impeach Bush and Cheney for Torture:
Thanks for all you do!
To learn more about the Torture scandal, visit these links:
- ABC News 4/11/08: Bush Approved Torture
- Democrats.com torture news
- Troutfishing (How you can fight, What about sexual torture)
- White House Watch by Dan Froomkin (Bush OK'd torture meetings)
- The Abu Ghraib Scandal and the U.S. Occupation of Iraq by John Cox
- Died hanging from wrists and gagged, with over 25 rib fractures by bewert
- Prisoner Abuse in Iraq, Afghanistan and Elsewhere by Cooperative Research
- The Green Light by Philippe Sands
- Psychological Torture by US Forces, Physicians for Human Rights
- Watch the new documentary: Standard Operating Procedure