Friday, May 17, 2013

100th Day

Common Dreams reports that today marks the 100th day of the Guantánamo detainees' hunger strike, and amidst a "twitter storm" of facts and quotes attempting to bring greater awareness to the human rights violations involved.  The American military now recognizes that the number of prisoners participating in the hunger strike (also) surpasses 100 with a total of 166 detainees still in illegal captivity.

President Obama had stated in his interview with Jon Stewart back in October 2012 that he still wanted to close Guantánamo.  

Witness Against Torture is calling for 3 International Days of Action Against Guantánamo.  Protests include solidarity fasts, the delivery of a petition and White House "tweet-in"  - calling on the Obama administration to "keep your promise and close Guantanamo."  

Events are planned in New York City, Chicago, London, Sydney, Hawaii, Washington DC, Boston, Toledo, Ohio, and Amherst, Mass.

Below, The Hunger Strike Song.


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