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At the U.N. Convention Against Torture, Hints of Positive Change in Eradicating Torture

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Nov 18, 2014 12:00 AM
This past week, the United Nations Convention Against Torture met and examined President George W. Bush and President Obama’s track records on cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners. The panel that monitors compliance with an international anti-torture was critical of the treatment of prisoners currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. They questioned […]

Force Feeding, Guantanamo Hunger Strikes, and What Our Rabbis Teach

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Oct 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Torture, while cruel and inhumane, is not something that we often hear about from mainstream media, nor is it something we have written about very recently at the Religious Action Center. The Reform Jewish position on this issue is clear: in a post-9/11 world we understand the need for enhanced national security, and yet we […]

Remembering 9/11: Civil Liberties and National Security

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM
Today marks thirteen years since the day a plane flew into the Twin Towers and destroyed the Manhattan skyline, as I had known it for the first nine years of my life. I was in 4th grade in 2001. At 8:46 AM, when American Airlines flight 11 from Logan Airport hit the first of the […]
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