National Day of Action: April 11th
Right now, the men detained at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo are engaged in a large-scale hunger strike, which began in early February. Some are now in critical condition. The vast majority of the 166 men have been held for more than 11 years without any charge or fair trial, with no end to their detention in sight. The Obama administration must take swift measures to humanely address the immediate causes of the hunger strike and fulfill its promise to close Guantánamo without further delay.
The Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, World Can’t Wait and other groups are calling for an emergency National Day of Action on April 11 to demand the closure of Guantánamo and an end to indefinite detention.
Raise your voice! Join the Day of Action! You can:
There’s never been a more critical time help us build political pressure to end the immense suffering at Guantanamo prison.
Join a local demonstration demanding the closure of Guantánamo.
DC: Meet at the White House from Noon to 1PM (Lafayette Square side)
NYC: Meet in Times Square from 3 – 5PM (@ 45th and Broadway)
SF: New Federal Building ay 4:30PM (at 7th and Mission Streets)
Chicago: Federal Plaza at 4:30 PM
and many other cities!
Please ‘like,’ forward articles, reweet, and share photos from our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/witnesstorture
Distribute leaflets with information about Guantanamo.
Give up food for a day as part of Witness Against Torture’s ROLLING FAST.
Download and send this letter to a man detained in Guantánamo.
Organize a local demonstration demanding the closure of Guantánamo. Ideal locations are Federal buildings, congressional offices, and U.S. military sites like recruitment centers. We can help you plan a rally. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our Events page to participate in rally in your area!
Call the White House (202-456-1111, 202-456-1414), U.S. Southern Command (305-437-1213) and Department of Defense (703-571-3343) to express concern over the hunger strike and insist on Guantanamo’s closing.
Twitter Storm President @BarackObama @WhiteHouse Keep your promise: #closegitmo #GitmoHungerStrike
Learn more and take action beyond April 11. Visit http://bit.ly/GTMOHungerStrikeAction for information and updates.
Watch & Share this important Guantanamo Hunger Strike coverage from All In with Chris Hayes.
Nine men have died in U.S. detention at Guantánamo. More than half of the current prisoners have been cleared for release by the Obama administration. Each man is being detained at a cost of $800,000 per year. It’s Time to Close Guantánamo Now!
Print a flyer
Here are two flyers you can print out. The one on the left is 8.5 x 11″ and the one on the right is 11 x 17″.