06 January 2014

Protest Gitmo on Saturday, January 11

Saturday, January 11, 2014, will mark the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at the U .S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

According to the Center for Constitutional Rights, "155 men remain detained at Guantánamo; most should never have been detained in the first place and are entering their 13th year of being deprived of their liberty without any charge or trial."

This is a national embarrassment, at best.

What you can do:

If you are in the Washington, DC, area, or can get there this weekend: Join a rally and procession organized by a coalition of human rights organizations to mark the anniversary of Gitmo and to demand its closure. More info here.

Whether or not you will be in DC: Sign this letter to President Obama urging him to free Yemeni prisoners who have been cleared for release, and to take further action to close Guantanamo.

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