Guantanamo + Silence = Death Camp

Protest to shut down Guantanamo!

Protest

May 17 – May 19: 100 Days of Guantanamo Hunger Strike International Days of Action

Find or organize a protest near you.

Download PDF flier and distribute to others; we've found that many don't even realize Guantanamo is still open!

Find out more about Guantanamo and the hunger strike.

- Organize a local demonstration or find one near you. Gather with others in orange jumpsuits and blackhoods with signs that say "CLOSE GUANTANAMO NOW" and "Guantanamo + Silence= Death Camp" 

Ideal locations are at visible places like federal buildings, Democratic Party headquarters, U.S. military sites or recruitment centers. Post your action beforehand and post photos on our Facebook page, or tweet them using the hashtag #savegitmoprisoners.

- Donate to World Can't Wait, an organization that is mobilizing people to stop the crimes of their government through a mass independent movement of resistance. 

- Join the Twitter storm using hashtags #savegitmoprisoners and #gitmofreedomstrike.

- Wear an orange armband to school or work to show that you stand with the Guantanamo prisoners and talk to people about the hunger strike and why Guantanamo should be closed now.

Spanish translation
Declaración sobre el asalto en Guantánamo: Guantánamo + Silencio = Campamento de muerte

Scroll down to sign this statement:

Early signers include Guantanamo attorneys Candace Gorman, Len Goodman and Marc Falkoff, and investigative journalist Andy Worthington.

World Can't Wait strongly condemns the violence perpetrated on the detainees by Guantanamo Military Personnel on the morning of April 13th. Guards attempted to extract the detainees from the communal cells and place them in solitary amid what the military says were concerns that more detainees were joining the hunger strike in secret by obstructing cameras and blocking the view into the cells with blankets to avoid being force-fed.

The military claims that they fired four less than lethal rounds on the detainees when the detainees attempted to fight back during the extraction. According to a statement released by the White House, the Obama administration was informed in advance about plans for the raid. It is doubtful that this raid could have been carried out without the consent and backing of the commander in chief, Barack Obama.

We want to make it explicitly clear that the hunger strike, a form of protest, that the detainees have been engaged in is morally justifiable in light of their continued detention and the torture they have endured. They have been force-fed with tubes shoved up their noses and into their stomachs and at times deprived of potable drinking water. They have been denied contact with their loved ones and some have been in Guantanamo for over a decade. 166 detainees remain imprisoned, 157 haven't been charged and 86 have been cleared for release.

It is the actions of Obama and his administration, the actions of the military personnel, and the inaction of a passive and silent public that need to be called into question and roundly condemned. There is only one way to ensure the safety and health of the prisoners that the military claims it is concerned about, and that is to release the 157 prisoners held without charge and provide a fair trial for the rest. We stand with the hunger strikers and remain committed to resisting and opposing the crime that is Guantanamo through consistent visible protest and exposure of the crimes of our government.

Will the hunger strikers leave Guantanamo in coffins? The situation is urgent and the lives of the remaining Guantanamo prisoners depend on you.

Guantanamo + Silence = Death Camp

We call on people of conscience to join with us in the righteous demand that Guantanamo be closed down and the prisoners who have been cleared for release or have not been charged with any crime to be released now.
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Number Date Name Organization Location Comment
396 Fri May 24 22:18:01 EDT 2013 ariel lorrain
395 Mon May 20 12:53:49 EDT 2013 Scott Trent World Can't Wait - Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC , US
394 Sat May 18 22:13:59 EDT 2013 Carole Schemmerling Selz CALIFORNIA URBAN CREEKS COUNCIL Berkeley, CA , US GIVE IT BACK TO THE CUBANS
393 Thu May 16 03:37:07 EDT 2013 Brian Blassingame
392 Mon May 13 20:57:54 EDT 2013 Arnold Mesches Arnold Mesches Gainesville, FL , US
391 Thu May 09 20:33:40 EDT 2013 Ruth Rogers Fort Collins, CO , US
390 Thu May 09 18:54:21 EDT 2013 Victoria Pitchford CA
389 Thu May 09 16:51:37 EDT 2013 Henriette Matthijssen CA
388 Thu May 09 05:40:27 EDT 2013 Nat Queen University of Birmingham Birmingham, ot , GB
387 Wed May 08 23:33:56 EDT 2013 Angelica Roll Berlin, ot , DE
386 Wed May 08 23:18:35 EDT 2013 Yiota Thomas Ojai, CA , US
385 Wed May 08 23:17:46 EDT 2013 AniMaeChi drabic Ms. Adelaide, ot , US
384 Wed May 08 23:16:56 EDT 2013 AniMaeChi drabic Ms. Adelaide, ot , US
383 Mon May 06 12:47:41 EDT 2013 jk bennett ubiorbi denver, CO , US
382 Sun May 05 16:21:15 EDT 2013 Claudia Jung World Can't Wait Honolulu, HI , US
381 Sat May 04 10:07:53 EDT 2013 maryam abdou broadmeadows, AU
380 Sat May 04 00:21:32 EDT 2013 Amina Hakim
379 Fri May 03 18:37:47 EDT 2013 Michael Stone CA , US Unconscionable. This issue is Exhibit A proving Obama's total failure, lack of morality and leadership. What a tool.
378 Thu May 02 20:39:20 EDT 2013 Ellen Credille
377 Thu May 02 19:52:40 EDT 2013 Elizabeth Streeter ME , US this situation makes me ashamed to be an American
376 Thu May 02 18:53:39 EDT 2013 Carolyn Law Waite Park, MN , US
375 Thu May 02 17:44:18 EDT 2013 Gladys Schmitz Mankato, MN , US Keeping Guantanamo open is morally indefensible.
374 Thu May 02 16:47:01 EDT 2013 Maggie Kast St. Gertrude CHurch Chicago, IL , Forced feeding is torture. Please close Guantanomo.
373 Wed May 01 22:19:44 EDT 2013 Theresa M Brazil East Boston, MA , US
372 Wed May 01 22:09:08 EDT 2013 mary donlan paxchristi st gertrude chicago chicago, IL , US please stop Guantanamo being, these men havebeen held without trail longer than the Naz. germans held anyone
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