As I write this email, Guantanamo has been open for 4,177 days.
In a major speech on national security on May 23, President Obama promised to begin releasing the 86 prisoners still held at Guantanamo Bay who were cleared to leave by his inter-agency task force in January 2010 but are still held.
It has been 27 DAYS since President Obama’s speech. 0 men have been released.
There can be No More Excuses on Guantanamo. We will be judged by our actions, not our speeches.
Please JOIN US TO ACT on behalf of the men who remain detained.
Witness Against Torture and allies are making plans to mark June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, by calling on our political leaders to close Guantanamo in a fair and just way, end US torture, and begin making amends to those persecuted by US detention policy.
Join us on June 26TH in DC or your own community. Sign yourself and your community up to participate in the rolling fast. Support those in the US who are engaging in an open ended fast in solidarity with the men in Guantanamo. Visit the new Guantanamo Grassroots Coalition website www.closegitmo.net for news, videos, and lots of information.
Through our relationships with lawyers traveling to Guantanamo, word of our work has been reaching the men detained there. Their sacrifice has provided the space for this movement to grow. Now our work continues, and it is more crucial now than ever before to keep the pressure on.
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*for those in NYC tonight, join us for an important event at Cooper Union focused on Snowden, Manning & Guantanamo (info below).