We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.
Consider this hypothetical situation. A treaty banning nuclear weapons is agreed to. Pressure builds on nuclear-weapons states to give up their arsenals and the world’s nations collectively ask the Holy See to serve as the repository of a small stockpile of nuclear warheads, creating a special exception to the NPT.
We are honored to be partners with TASSC in the vital work of abolishing torture and holding accountable those who authorize it. May the cruelties and hardships endured rise as prayers to God to hasten the day when the evil of torture is eradicated from society.
By Scott Wright Reprinted from Signs of the Time/EPICA March 12, 2007 I am looking at a picture I took on Christmas morning, 1990, in El Mozote, a remote village in El Salvador. Rufina Amaya, the only survivor of the massacre that took place there in 1981, is standing beside her young daughter, Martita. Next […]