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Medea Benjamin> How You [and President Obama] Can Close Guantanamo Prison

 “Guantanamo has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law,” President Obama said. With the hunger strike reaching 150 days on  July 6 , the lives of these prisoners—along with our nation’s reputation, hangs in the balance. By Medea Benjamin (about the author)   7/2/2013    opednews.com July 1 marks the first […]


 Kathy Kelly shared a link. Please take action today! 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. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba  OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR By SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL  Published: April 14, 2013  New York Times Opinion Pages Matt Rota […]

Guantánamo Detainees Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Prison’s Tenth Anniversary

Guantánamo Detainees Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Prison’s Tenth Anniversary Wednesday 11 January 2012   truthout by: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Report Detainees at the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay launched a hunger strike today marking the prison’s 10th anniversary, inspired in part by U.S. activists who have called for a national day of action. […]