||Help stand up for the
America We Believe In
||We're mobilizing people
of conscience across
America to help change
our country's disastrous
course on human rights.
Take action now.
This message is extremely urgent.
week, President Bush on national television defended cruel and
humiliating treatment of detainees and proposed legislation that would
legalize the sham military commissions that the Supreme Court has
repudiated. Equally outrageous, he wants to grant immunity from
prosecution to administration officials who sanctioned the use of
torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. And
furthermore, he aims to prohibit the Federal courts from intervening on
these crucial human rights issues.
this brazen move, President Bush has launched an all-out assault on
human rights and the rule of law. Torture? Secret prisons? Unfair
trials? Impunity for law breakers? This is not the America we believe
in. The America we believe in does not use torture. The America we
believe in would never hide people in secret prisons. The America we
believe in leads the world on human rights.
With events moving so quickly we must have your immediate participation. Please take action right now.
President Bush gets his way, Congress will soon pass laws giving
impunity for past abuses of human rights. He wants Congress to
permanently sanction the government's ability to launch rogue
operations outside all human rights standards. And he wants Congress to
respond to the Supreme Court's Hamdan decision by legalizing unfair
trials, something more appropriate for a dictatorship than for a great
everything that we work for and believe on the line, we need you and
the entire Amnesty community to mobilize to stop this. We will be in
regular contact to update you with new actions that you can take as
part of our response to this dramatic escalation of the
Administration's assault on human rights. Every single one of us needs
to stand up for the America We Believe In.
Please act with the urgency and sense of purpose that President Bush's full-scale assault on human rights demands.
Amnesty International USA