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Emergency Call Supporting CA Prisoner Hunger Strikers

Help Publish Emergency Call Supporting CA Prisoner Hunger Strikers

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By Larry Everest

26 July, 2013
Countercurrents.org

Dear Friends,

I’m writing for your immediate help in signing, circulating and raising $15,000 to publish the “Emergency Call! Join Us in Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons!” as a full-page paid ad in the Los Angeles Times as soon as possible. This will give broad, crucial public support to California prisoners, now on the 18th day of their hunger strike against long-term solitary confinement and other abuses, whose health and lives hang in the balance.

The California Department of Corrections (CDCR) has “refused to negotiate or even address the strikers’ five demands,” say mediators for prisoners, and has “breached international human rights obligations by taking punitive measures against prisoners on hunger strike,” according to Amnesty International. These measures include increased isolation, harsher conditions, and at Pelican Bay reportedly blasting “cold air into their cells” and confiscating “fluids, hygiene products and legal materials.”

This is a cruel, outrageous effort to isolate and crush the hunger strike and perpetuate indefinite solitary confinement. The prisoners vow to “see our peaceful hunger strike through to victory even if this requires us to endure the torture of force-feeding.” We must support them and not allow the CDCR to prevail!

Publishing the “Emergency Call” in the Los Angeles Times can play a critical role right now. It would serve notice to the State of California that the prisoners are not alone, that thousands, including many respected voices, support them, and that refusing to grant their just demands will be widely seen as unconscionable and illegitimate.

So, I urge you to join Cornel West, Chuck D, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Prison Watch Network, San Francisco Bay View, Witness Against Torture, Gbenga Akinnagbe, William Ayers, Blasé Bonpane, Fr. Bob Bossie, Fr. Gregory J. Boyle, Charles Carbone Esq., Marjorie Cohn, Colin Dayan, Joan Dayan, Carl Dix, King Downing, Josh Fattal, Glen Ford, Ron Jacobs, Robin DG Kelly, Wayne Kramer, Cynthia McKinney, Shiela Pinkel, Rev. George F. Regas, Stephen Rohde, Peter Schey, Rev. Frederick Trost, Luis Valdez, Rev. Frank Wulf, members of All Of Us Or None, and a growing list of individuals and organizations.

Go to:  http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/content/emergency-call-stop-torture-us-prisons

* Sign the Emergency Call.

* Donate generously!

* Circulate the above link to the Emergency Call widely, especially to individuals and organizations looked to throughout society – to sign, circulate and donate generously to its publication.

* Promote the Call’s publication on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. (This letter has been posted for spreading on social media).

I’m enclosing the full text of the Emergency Call below. Please contact me right away with questions, concerns, suggestions, etc.

Best,

*************

EMERGENCY CALL! JOIN US IN STOPPING TORTURE IN U.S. PRISONS!

Tens of thousands of people imprisoned in the US are being subjected to torturous, inhumane conditions. Many are:

• Held in long term solitary confinement; locked in tiny, windowless, sometimes sound proof, cells; cut off from fresh air and sunlight for 22-24 hours every day and given small portions of food that lack basic nutritional requirements.

• Denied human contact and violently taken from their cells for petty violations.

• Put in solitary arbitrarily, often because of accusations for being members of prison gangs based on dubious evidence, with no way to challenge the decisions of prison authorities to place them in solitary.

Many are forced to endure these conditions for months, years and even decades! Mental anguish and trauma often results from being confined under these conditions. Locking people down like this amounts to trying to strip them of their humanity.

These conditions fit the international definition of torture! This is unjust, illegitimate and profoundly immoral. WE MUST JOIN IN AN EFFORT TO STOP IT, NOW!

People imprisoned at Pelican Bay and other prisons in California launched a nationwide Hunger Strike on July 8, 2013. Prisoners at Pelican Bay also issued a call for unity among people from different racial groups, inside and outside the prisons. People who are locked down in segregation units of this society’s prisons, condemned as the “worst of the worst,” are standing up against injustice, asserting their humanity in the process. We must have the humanity to hear their call, and answer it with powerful support!

A nationwide and worldwide struggle needs to be built NOW to bring an end to this widespread torture and to support the prisoners who have put their lives on the line.

To the Government: We Demand an Immediate End to the Torture and Inhumanity of Prison House America – Immediately Disband All Torture Chambers. Meet the Demands of Those You Have Locked Down In Your Prisons!

To People in this Country and Around the World: We Cannot Accept, and We Should Not Tolerate This Torture. Join the Struggle to End Torture in Prisons Now!

To Those Standing Up in Resistance Inside The Prisons: WE SUPPORT YOUR CALL FOR UNITY IN THIS FIGHT, AND WE WILL HAVE YOUR BACKS!

List of Signers in formation at:  http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/content/emergency-call-stop-torture-us-prisons

EMERGENCY CALL! JOIN US IN STOPPING TORTURE IN U.S. PRISONS!

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Signers (in formation)  

Bah AbdourahmaneRon Ahnen, California Prison Focus; Gbenga Akinnagbe, actor and director; All Of Us Or None membersSundiata (Willie) TateManuel La FontaineSheila BlakeDorsey NunnMarilyn Austin-SmithElder R. Freeman, Oakland; Rafael Angulo, Clinical Associate Professor, USC School of Social Work; Yejide Ankobia, Red Clay Yoga; Larry Aubry, Advocates for Black Strategic Alternatives;Mike AvilaNellie Hester Bailey, Occupy Harlem;  Tim Baldauf-Lenschen, student activist, University of Maryland; Mike Baldwin, SF Bay Area activist; Marilyn Barnes, Formerly Incarcerated Black Woman; Fanya Baruti, Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People's Movement; Elizabeth BellJoe Berry, Coalition of Contingent Academia Labor/ New Faculty Majority*; Brooke Bischoff, Prescott College*; Diane Blackburn,  a citizen of the United States - a human being on the planet Earth; Rev. Dr. Dorsey O. Blake, Presiding Minister, The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, S.F. CA; Uncle Bobby, Oscar Grant Foundation/Committee; Brian BonneBlase Bonpane, Ph.D., Director OFFICE OF THE AMERICAS;  Kwan Booth, Journalist, Oakland CA; Paula BrookesBrandon Brown, El Cerrito CA; Felice Brown, Glen Burnie MD; Ashley Burks, NYU student; Attorney, John Burris, Oakland CA; Rev. Richard Meri Ka Ra Byrd, KRST Unity Center Of Afrakan Spiritual Science, LA; CAL Football* Players - Alejandro Crosthwaite, Khairi Fort, and Richard Rodgers, Berkeley; Kirstie Campbell, University of Hawaii-Manoa Student; Susan Carey, New York; Charles Carbone Esq.  James Earl Carr, ANSWER;  Susan Castagnetto, lecturer, Scripps College*, So. Cal; M.J. Christian, Los Angeles; Lauren Clifford, Green Party of California; Remy Chwae, loved one in Ironwood State Prison;  Marjorie Cohn, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and editor, "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse"; Marie ColinSolomon Comissiong, Executive Director, Your World News; Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International*; Antonio Corona, Brown Beret National Organization; Lloyd Cox, Oakland; Matt CourterMarion Crawford, advocate against Injustice, Louisville KY: Randy Credico, impressionist and social comedian; Alejandro Crosthwaite, Cal Football* player; Alvin Crown, Earth Human Johanna Cummings, Rochester NY; Chuck D, Public Enemy*; Petr Dann, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Earle Davis, Artist/Musician, Berkeley, California; Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University*; Renee Delgado, Mother of a prisoner in California state prison (fighting to STOP IT); Stephanie DemosRachael Denny,  Fellowship Of Reconciliation*; Noche Diaz, Revolution Club NYC, and Stop Mass Incarceration Network; Melvin Dickson, former Black Panther Party member; Roger DittmannCarl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party; Laura Markle Downton, NRCAT Director of U.S. Prisons Policy & Program; Kunsu DrabicDianne Durham, Publicist – Out of Bounds*, Oakland; Nick Egnatz,  Veterans For Peace*, Munster IN; Carlos Estrada, Friend in Pelican Bay; Sylvia Estrada, friend in Pelican Bay; Josh Fattal, Author -- memoir of three American hikers;  Sand Fessler, RAW {Rochester Against War}, & Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars; Ever Ivan Florez, A Victim of CDC; Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report; Khairi Fort, Cal Football*; Claudia Frantz, Rio Linda; Joel "Phresh" Freeman, Graffiti Artist, Oakland; Pamela FrugeChris Glover, formerly California Institute for Men; Albert Gonzales, Support Friend in Pelican Bay; Maria Gonzales, Uncle in Pelican Bay Inmate; Sylvia Gonzales, cousin in Pelican Bay for 27 years; Bob Gorringe, Codepink*; Peter Gunther, Chicago IL; Chris Gwartney, Monterey CA; Margaret Haule, Community Activist; Robyn Hewitt, Las Vegas NV; Nicholas Heyward Sr., father of Nicholas Heyward Jr., who was murdered by the NYPD in 1994;  Hip, UC Berkeley*; Mike Holman, Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund*; Leslie Howard, Baltimore MD; Matthew HunterFoluke Jose, Cal State University, Northridge*; Steven Joy, UCLA*;  Noel Juan, Music Director, San Francisco; Beth Kasner;Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of American History, UCLA;  Kevin Keresey, Filmmaker;  Peadar King, Irish Filmaker, Presenter/Producer of the Irish documentary series "What in the World?"; Karen Kirschling, San Francisco; KMF Productions (Organizational Endorsement)Gregory Koger, a revolutionary communist who was imprisoned as a youth and spent many years in solitary confinement; Wayne Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors USA;David Kunzle, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Emeritus; James Lafferty, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild / Los Angeles; Jonathan Laks, Santa Monica, CA; Michael Lange, Actor, Oakland;  Verbena Lea, Redwood Curtain CopWatch, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community; Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, San Francisco (organizational endorsement); Clarence Leonard; Stanley Lewis;Katie LindseyAngelina Llongueras, member of the San Francisco Revolutionary Poet Brigade; Cadelba Lome Li' Loibl, Registered Nurse;Lucia Lopez, IL Prison Advocate- Matters to Us; B.M. Marcus, Community Director, Community Advocate and Development Organization, Brooklyn; Martha, Berkeley, California; Dr. Antonio Martinez, Institute for Survivors of Human Rights Abuses* and co-founder of the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture*; Chris Martinez, Los Angeles; Mark MatthewsRyan McAllisterKen McCormick,Advocate in opposition of prison (criminal enterprise) industrial complex; Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman & 2008 Presidential Candidate for the Green Party; Erma McKinneyJames McKinney, Instructor, City College of San Francisco; Loretta McCoy, son locked up at San Luis Obispo Prison;  Marilyn McMahon, California Prison Focus*; Christa Meyer, Monterey; David MeyerhofJames MilesNatasha MohammedTravis Morales, Stop Mass Incarceration Network; Samsarah MorganChristopher Moss, Los Angeles; Jacob Muehlbauer, Austin, TX; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture*, and author, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban AmericaSherri Maurin,www.closegitmo.netLuke Nephew, New York; ; Ivey Nixon IV, Boxer;  Rev. Paul Nugent, ICUJP; Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, Greenville, SC; T.S. O'Sullivan, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Katherine O'Toole, Oakland; Kathleen D. Olsson, KPFA Radio*, Oakland; Oscar Grant Foundation (organizational endorsement); Joseph V.A. "Joe" Partansky, MBA, Former U.S. Army Mental Health Specialist and current advocate for persons with mental disabilities; Aidge Patterson, artist and activist, New York; Frederik Penn, National Park Service*; Brian Pike, Universal Life Church Rabbi; Ricky Pinzon, So. Cal.; Veronica G. Powers M.D.Prison Watch Network (organizational endorsement); Mary Prophet, Educator, Oakland; Laura Pulido, Professor, American Studies & Ethnicity, USC*;Belinda Ramos, son serving life in a California State Prison; L. Ramos, PBSP SHU; Mary RatcliffSF Bay View;  Larry Redmond, Chicago; Rev. George F. Regas, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)*; Aleister Ren, revolutionary, poet, and musician; Stephen Rohde, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)*; Roman RimerJoyce Robbins, Asst. Professor of Sociology, Touro College*; Richard Rodgers, Cal Football*; Angelika Roll, Berlin; Steven Rood, Attorney, Oakland;  Jeremy RoyerTemitope S, So Cal; Andreas TietzKaren Saari, Bodega, CA; San Francisco Bay View, national Black newspaper (organizational endorsement);  Natasha SalgadoElizabeth Sanchez, East Bay Community Law Center*, Berkeley, California; Marlene SanchezDonna SchallPeter Schey, President, Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law*; Helen Schietinger, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC, International); Witness Against Torture;  Roger Scott, Member, AFT Local 2121;  J. Tony Serra, Lawyer, SF; Susan Severin;Mansoor ShahZadik Shapiro, Attorney; Cindy SheehanSheila, New York;  Gary Shrader, social worker, New York; John Galbraith Simmons,  medical writer and author; Dyne Suh, Los Angeles; Dan Siegel, National Lawyers Guild*; John Smidt, Veterans of Foreign Wars*; Peter SmithSocial Justice Committee(of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists*); Tora Spigner, RN, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center*, Planned Parenthood-Shasta/Diablo*, Mother's Love Doula Services*;  Lavelle Spitz, Independent hip hop artist/humanitarian in training; Omar Spry, Compton Unified School District; Michael Stocks, Film technician; Dyne Suh, Los Angeles;  Amanda Suarez, Cousin in Wasco State Priso;  Debra Sweet, Director, World Can't Wait; Nick Szuberla, Nation Inside*; Martha TekluTemitope S, So. Cal; Mace Thompson, College Advocate Contra Costa College*;  D. Thompson, Los Angeles;  Prof. Edgar L Torres, Latino Educational Association*, City College of San Francisco*;  Evelin Avila Torres, UCSC*;  Crystal Tovar, Chico CA; Troy Troyer, Retired on Social Insecurity; John Turok, Occupy Oakland*; Michael Treece, San Francisco; Scott Trent, Guilford County, NC October 22nd Coalition; Troy TroyerLuis Valdez, Founding Artistic Director, El Teatro Campesino, CA; Jeremy Varon, longtime anti-GTMO activist; Louis Vitale, O.F.M.Patty VillasenorJim Vrettos, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice*; Will Walke, Oakland; Krystle Washington, Washington DC; Arianna Wassmann, Stanford University student; Corey Weinstein, M.D., San Francisco Correctional Medical Consultant; Arinna Weisman, Buddhist Insight Meditation teacher and minister; Liza Wendt, retired teacher; Cornel West, author, educator, voice of conscience; Hilda WilcoxRobin Woerner, New Haven; Rev. Frank Wulf, United University Church, Los Angeles CA; Clyde Young, revolutionary communist and former prisoner.        

- See more at: http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/content/emergency-call-stop-torture-us-prisons#sthash.An3YclOw.dpuf

EMERGENCY CALL! JOIN US IN STOPPING TORTURE IN U.S. PRISONS!

                                                                                                                http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/sites/default/files/thermometer%20%24880%20_2.png     

                   

Signers (in formation)  

Bah AbdourahmaneRon Ahnen, California Prison Focus; Gbenga Akinnagbe, actor and director; All Of Us Or None membersSundiata (Willie) TateManuel La FontaineSheila BlakeDorsey NunnMarilyn Austin-SmithElder R. Freeman, Oakland; Rafael Angulo, Clinical Associate Professor, USC School of Social Work; Yejide Ankobia, Red Clay Yoga; Larry Aubry, Advocates for Black Strategic Alternatives;Mike AvilaNellie Hester Bailey, Occupy Harlem;  Tim Baldauf-Lenschen, student activist, University of Maryland; Mike Baldwin, SF Bay Area activist; Marilyn Barnes, Formerly Incarcerated Black Woman; Fanya Baruti, Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People's Movement; Elizabeth BellJoe Berry, Coalition of Contingent Academia Labor/ New Faculty Majority*; Brooke Bischoff, Prescott College*; Diane Blackburn,  a citizen of the United States - a human being on the planet Earth; Rev. Dr. Dorsey O. Blake, Presiding Minister, The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, S.F. CA; Uncle Bobby, Oscar Grant Foundation/Committee; Brian BonneBlase Bonpane, Ph.D., Director OFFICE OF THE AMERICAS;  Kwan Booth, Journalist, Oakland CA; Paula BrookesBrandon Brown, El Cerrito CA; Felice Brown, Glen Burnie MD; Ashley Burks, NYU student; Attorney, John Burris, Oakland CA; Rev. Richard Meri Ka Ra Byrd, KRST Unity Center Of Afrakan Spiritual Science, LA; CAL Football* Players - Alejandro Crosthwaite, Khairi Fort, and Richard Rodgers, Berkeley; Kirstie Campbell, University of Hawaii-Manoa Student; Susan Carey, New York; Charles Carbone Esq.  James Earl Carr, ANSWER;  Susan Castagnetto, lecturer, Scripps College*, So. Cal; M.J. Christian, Los Angeles; Lauren Clifford, Green Party of California; Remy Chwae, loved one in Ironwood State Prison;  Marjorie Cohn, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and editor, "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse"; Marie ColinSolomon Comissiong, Executive Director, Your World News; Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International*; Antonio Corona, Brown Beret National Organization; Lloyd Cox, Oakland; Matt CourterMarion Crawford, advocate against Injustice, Louisville KY: Randy Credico, impressionist and social comedian; Alejandro Crosthwaite, Cal Football* player; Alvin Crown, Earth Human Johanna Cummings, Rochester NY; Chuck D, Public Enemy*; Petr Dann, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Earle Davis, Artist/Musician, Berkeley, California; Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University*; Renee Delgado, Mother of a prisoner in California state prison (fighting to STOP IT); Stephanie DemosRachael Denny,  Fellowship Of Reconciliation*; Noche Diaz, Revolution Club NYC, and Stop Mass Incarceration Network; Melvin Dickson, former Black Panther Party member; Roger DittmannCarl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party; Laura Markle Downton, NRCAT Director of U.S. Prisons Policy & Program; Kunsu DrabicDianne Durham, Publicist – Out of Bounds*, Oakland; Nick Egnatz,  Veterans For Peace*, Munster IN; Carlos Estrada, Friend in Pelican Bay; Sylvia Estrada, friend in Pelican Bay; Josh Fattal, Author -- memoir of three American hikers;  Sand Fessler, RAW {Rochester Against War}, & Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars; Ever Ivan Florez, A Victim of CDC; Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report; Khairi Fort, Cal Football*; Claudia Frantz, Rio Linda; Joel "Phresh" Freeman, Graffiti Artist, Oakland; Pamela FrugeChris Glover, formerly California Institute for Men; Albert Gonzales, Support Friend in Pelican Bay; Maria Gonzales, Uncle in Pelican Bay Inmate; Sylvia Gonzales, cousin in Pelican Bay for 27 years; Bob Gorringe, Codepink*; Peter Gunther, Chicago IL; Chris Gwartney, Monterey CA; Margaret Haule, Community Activist; Robyn Hewitt, Las Vegas NV; Nicholas Heyward Sr., father of Nicholas Heyward Jr., who was murdered by the NYPD in 1994;  Hip, UC Berkeley*; Mike Holman, Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund*; Leslie Howard, Baltimore MD; Matthew HunterFoluke Jose, Cal State University, Northridge*; Steven Joy, UCLA*;  Noel Juan, Music Director, San Francisco; Beth Kasner;Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of American History, UCLA;  Kevin Keresey, Filmmaker;  Peadar King, Irish Filmaker, Presenter/Producer of the Irish documentary series "What in the World?"; Karen Kirschling, San Francisco; KMF Productions (Organizational Endorsement)Gregory Koger, a revolutionary communist who was imprisoned as a youth and spent many years in solitary confinement; Wayne Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors USA;David Kunzle, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Emeritus; James Lafferty, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild / Los Angeles; Jonathan Laks, Santa Monica, CA; Michael Lange, Actor, Oakland;  Verbena Lea, Redwood Curtain CopWatch, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community; Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, San Francisco (organizational endorsement); Clarence Leonard; Stanley Lewis;Katie LindseyAngelina Llongueras, member of the San Francisco Revolutionary Poet Brigade; Cadelba Lome Li' Loibl, Registered Nurse;Lucia Lopez, IL Prison Advocate- Matters to Us; B.M. Marcus, Community Director, Community Advocate and Development Organization, Brooklyn; Martha, Berkeley, California; Dr. Antonio Martinez, Institute for Survivors of Human Rights Abuses* and co-founder of the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture*; Chris Martinez, Los Angeles; Mark MatthewsRyan McAllisterKen McCormick,Advocate in opposition of prison (criminal enterprise) industrial complex; Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman & 2008 Presidential Candidate for the Green Party; Erma McKinneyJames McKinney, Instructor, City College of San Francisco; Loretta McCoy, son locked up at San Luis Obispo Prison;  Marilyn McMahon, California Prison Focus*; Christa Meyer, Monterey; David MeyerhofJames MilesNatasha MohammedTravis Morales, Stop Mass Incarceration Network; Samsarah MorganChristopher Moss, Los Angeles; Jacob Muehlbauer, Austin, TX; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture*, and author, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban AmericaSherri Maurin,www.closegitmo.netLuke Nephew, New York; ; Ivey Nixon IV, Boxer;  Rev. Paul Nugent, ICUJP; Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, Greenville, SC; T.S. O'Sullivan, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Katherine O'Toole, Oakland; Kathleen D. Olsson, KPFA Radio*, Oakland; Oscar Grant Foundation (organizational endorsement); Joseph V.A. "Joe" Partansky, MBA, Former U.S. Army Mental Health Specialist and current advocate for persons with mental disabilities; Aidge Patterson, artist and activist, New York; Frederik Penn, National Park Service*; Brian Pike, Universal Life Church Rabbi; Ricky Pinzon, So. Cal.; Veronica G. Powers M.D.Prison Watch Network (organizational endorsement); Mary Prophet, Educator, Oakland; Laura Pulido, Professor, American Studies & Ethnicity, USC*;Belinda Ramos, son serving life in a California State Prison; L. Ramos, PBSP SHU; Mary RatcliffSF Bay View;  Larry Redmond, Chicago; Rev. George F. Regas, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)*; Aleister Ren, revolutionary, poet, and musician; Stephen Rohde, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)*; Roman RimerJoyce Robbins, Asst. Professor of Sociology, Touro College*; Richard Rodgers, Cal Football*; Angelika Roll, Berlin; Steven Rood, Attorney, Oakland;  Jeremy RoyerTemitope S, So Cal; Andreas TietzKaren Saari, Bodega, CA; San Francisco Bay View, national Black newspaper (organizational endorsement);  Natasha SalgadoElizabeth Sanchez, East Bay Community Law Center*, Berkeley, California; Marlene SanchezDonna SchallPeter Schey, President, Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law*; Helen Schietinger, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC, International); Witness Against Torture;  Roger Scott, Member, AFT Local 2121;  J. Tony Serra, Lawyer, SF; Susan Severin;Mansoor ShahZadik Shapiro, Attorney; Cindy SheehanSheila, New York;  Gary Shrader, social worker, New York; John Galbraith Simmons,  medical writer and author; Dyne Suh, Los Angeles; Dan Siegel, National Lawyers Guild*; John Smidt, Veterans of Foreign Wars*; Peter SmithSocial Justice Committee(of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists*); Tora Spigner, RN, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center*, Planned Parenthood-Shasta/Diablo*, Mother's Love Doula Services*;  Lavelle Spitz, Independent hip hop artist/humanitarian in training; Omar Spry, Compton Unified School District; Michael Stocks, Film technician; Dyne Suh, Los Angeles;  Amanda Suarez, Cousin in Wasco State Priso;  Debra Sweet, Director, World Can't Wait; Nick Szuberla, Nation Inside*; Martha TekluTemitope S, So. Cal; Mace Thompson, College Advocate Contra Costa College*;  D. Thompson, Los Angeles;  Prof. Edgar L Torres, Latino Educational Association*, City College of San Francisco*;  Evelin Avila Torres, UCSC*;  Crystal Tovar, Chico CA; Troy Troyer, Retired on Social Insecurity; John Turok, Occupy Oakland*; Michael Treece, San Francisco; Scott Trent, Guilford County, NC October 22nd Coalition; Troy TroyerLuis Valdez, Founding Artistic Director, El Teatro Campesino, CA; Jeremy Varon, longtime anti-GTMO activist; Louis Vitale, O.F.M.Patty VillasenorJim Vrettos, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice*; Will Walke, Oakland; Krystle Washington, Washington DC; Arianna Wassmann, Stanford University student; Corey Weinstein, M.D., San Francisco Correctional Medical Consultant; Arinna Weisman, Buddhist Insight Meditation teacher and minister; Liza Wendt, retired teacher; Cornel West, author, educator, voice of conscience; Hilda WilcoxRobin Woerner, New Haven; Rev. Frank Wulf, United University Church, Los Angeles CA; Clyde Young, revolutionary communist and former prisoner.        

- See more at: http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/content/emergency-call-stop-torture-us-prisons#sthash.An3YclOw.dpuf

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