Tom Morello, who has been a long time supporter of Amnesty International has teamed up with Amnesty’s 100 Days Action to urge President-elect Barack Obama to make human rights central to his new administration. In the first 100 days, Amnesty International is calling on the new administration to:
– announce a plan and date to close Guantanamo;
– issue an executive order to ban torture and other ill-treatment, as defined under international law;
– ensure that an independent commission to investigate abuses committed by the US government in its “war on terror” is set up.
Tom invited Amnesty to come out to his recent shows as The Nightwatchman with letters in hand for people to sign.