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 there have been held for
more than 11 years without any charge or fair trial, with no end to their
detention in sight. At least 86 of them were cleared for release by the US
government more than three years ago. The Obama administration must take swift
measures to humanely address the immediate causes of the hunger strike and
fulfill its promise to close Guantanamo. And don’t believe that “there’s nothing
Obama can do.” In this interview, “Guantanamo Detainees Hungering for Justice,”
Chicago attorney Pat Bronte, who represents Guantanamo detainees, dispels that
myth and explains what is behind the hunger strike.
World Can’t Wait, The Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, and Amnesty
International USA are calling for an emergency National Day of Action on
April 11 to demand the closure of Guantánamo and an end to indefinite
Cut off from the rest of the world, they are depending on us
Raise your voice! Join the National Day of Action!
We all must step up to the responsibility to support the Guantanamo hunger strikers. We
cannot stand by while these men endure murder by attrition. After 11 years of
hell-on-earth in the U.S. experimental death camp, prisoners have resigned
themselves to getting out – one way or the other. We must not let that be by
Chicago plans are still in the making but plan on joining us in
the Loop on the afternoon of Thursday, April 11.
We will keep you posted!
In the mean time you can join in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike by being a part of the twitter storm starting tomorrow morning 4/6 at 10 am Central. This is an international effort on twitter to raise awareness about the Hunger Strike and the crime that is Guantanamo. If you have a twitter account use the hashtag #GitmoHungerStrike