Reminders Of Torture Get Frigid Reception On Human Rights Day

Protesting torture on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2010, a 20 degree day in Minneapolis. A small group of human rights advocates and members of the WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) Tackle Torture at The Top group huddled in orange jump suits in front of the Minneapolis Federal Court House to commemorate Human Rights Day. The orange suits are the attire of Guantanamo prisoners. Speeches were short, leaflets were passed out. A small delegation entered the building to deliver a message to the US Attorney. The were met by a representative in the lobby.

There was an air of sadness in view pf the continuing indifference of the US government towards human rights violations prohibited by The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The US is a signatory to this resolution and to covenants drafted to implement this act.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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