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17th Annual June Survivors' Week

The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) International held its 17th Annual Survivors Week from June 25-29 in Washington DC, with the participation of over 100 torture survivors from Ethiopia, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mexico and Central America, Iran, Afghanistan and other countries. Joining them were supporters from faith-based, human rights and pro-immigrant groups, as well as individuals there to demonstrate solidarity with survivors.

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TASSC 17th Annual June Survivors’ Week

Building Bridges Together
TASSCs 17th Annual Survivors Week

By Andrea Barron

Closing Down Guantanamo – Global Day of Action

TASSC joined over a dozen other human rights, civil liberties and faith-based organizations on May 23rd in a demonstration opposite the White House, demanding that President Obama and Congress close Guantanamo now.  May 23rd marked the one-year anniversary of a promise Obama made to shut down the Guantanamo detention facility in response to a mass hunger strike by prisoners.

Global Day of Action against Guantanamo

WHAT: Global Day of Action against Guantanamo

WHEN: Friday, May 23, 2014 11:00 am

WHERE: Lafayette Square in front of the White House.

On Friday, May 23 2014, one year after President Obama promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in a speech at National Defense University, different organizations including TASSC International are organizing and coordinating a Global Day of Action.

Survivors Celebrate Passover Seder with Local Jews

Survivors Celebrate Passover Seder with Local Jews
Andrea Barron
Sixteen torture survivors gathered together with Washington area Jews on May 3 to celebrate the ancient Jewish holiday of Passover at TASSC’s interfaith Seder. Passover tells the story of the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt over 3,000 years ago, and the universal desire for freedom. This special Seder honored survivors and their journey from persecution to freedom.