Guantanamo + Silence = Death Camp
Protest to shut down Guantanamo!
May 17 – May 19: 100 Days of Guantanamo Hunger Strike International Days of Action
Download PDF flier and distribute to others; we've found that many don't even realize Guantanamo is still open!
- 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.
Scroll down to sign this statement:
Early signers include Guantanamo attorneys Candace Gorman, Len Goodman and Marc Falkoff, and investigative journalist Andy Worthington.
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.
|396||Mon May 20 12:53:49 EDT 2013||Scott Trent||World Can't Wait - Greensboro, NC||Greensboro, NC , US|
|395||Sat May 18 22:13:59 EDT 2013||Carole Schemmerling Selz||CALIFORNIA URBAN CREEKS COUNCIL||Berkeley, CA , US||GIVE IT BACK TO THE CUBANS|
|394||Thu May 16 03:37:07 EDT 2013||Brian Blassingame|
|393||Mon May 13 20:57:54 EDT 2013||Arnold Mesches||Arnold Mesches||Gainesville, FL , US|
|392||Thu May 09 20:33:40 EDT 2013||Ruth Rogers||Fort Collins, CO , US|
|391||Thu May 09 18:54:21 EDT 2013||Victoria Pitchford||CA|
|390||Thu May 09 05:40:27 EDT 2013||Nat Queen||University of Birmingham||Birmingham, ot , GB|
|389||Wed May 08 23:33:56 EDT 2013||Angelica Roll||Berlin, ot , DE|
|388||Wed May 08 23:18:35 EDT 2013||Yiota Thomas||Ojai, CA , US|
|387||Mon May 06 12:47:41 EDT 2013||jk bennett||ubiorbi||denver, CO , US|
|386||Sun May 05 16:21:15 EDT 2013||Claudia Jung||World Can't Wait||Honolulu, HI , US|
|385||Sat May 04 00:21:32 EDT 2013||Amina Hakim|
|384||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.|
|383||Thu May 02 20:39:20 EDT 2013||Ellen Credille|
|382||Thu May 02 17:44:18 EDT 2013||Gladys Schmitz||Mankato, MN , US||Keeping Guantanamo open is morally indefensible.|
|381||Thu May 02 16:47:01 EDT 2013||Maggie Kast||St. Gertrude CHurch||Chicago, IL ,||Forced feeding is torture. Please close Guantanomo.|
|380||Wed May 01 22:19:44 EDT 2013||Theresa M Brazil||East Boston, MA , US|
|379||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|
|378||Wed May 01 22:08:43 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|
|377||Wed May 01 15:56:50 EDT 2013||Noel Hamel||London Guantanamo, Save Shaker Aamer Campaign, Kingston Peace Co||New Malden, ot , GB|
|376||Tue Apr 30 20:59:39 EDT 2013||Bruce C Dubey||World Can't Wait||Hartford, WI ,|
|375||Tue Apr 30 02:31:01 EDT 2013||Gillian Booth||One of many||Glastonbury, ot , GB||Your country cannot lecture others while you abuse the men in Guantanamo who are protesting imprisonment without trial, sometimes for many years. Forcefeeding is a form of torture. It must stop.|
|374||Mon Apr 29 16:21:18 EDT 2013||Val Brown||London Guantanamo Campaign||Bedford, GB|
|373||Mon Apr 29 12:55:47 EDT 2013||Paolo Fiora||FFCHS, Freedom From Covert Harassment Surveillance||London, ot , GB||204 -->203Because I'm a TI a Targeted Individual and I can easily empathize with the people being held in Guantanamo, the way they are being constantly tortured psychologically and physically and their desperation|
|372||Sun Apr 28 16:27:45 EDT 2013||Jim Manzardo||Pax Christi St Gertrude||chicago, IL ,|