Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Shut down Gitmo!

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The Center for Constitutional Rights is mounting a campaign to shut down the Guantanamo prison camp.

It’s time to shut down the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay once and for all. Guantánamo has become a symbol world-wide of the Bush Administration’s arrogant disregard for the most basic of human rights.

In a hard-hitting editorial on Sunday, June 5, The New York Times wrote: “The best thing Washington can now do about this national shame is to shut it down. It is a propaganda gift to America's enemies; an embarrassment to our allies; a damaging repudiation of the American justice system; and a highly effective recruiting tool for Islamic radicals, including future terrorists.”

Please contact your representatives in Congress and tell them the time has come to shut down the Guantánamo prison camp once and for all and to end the Administration’s policy of indefinite detention in any facility without due process of law.

Senator Arlen Spector (R-Pennsylvania) will be holding hearings in June on the treatment of the detainees, and Senator Joseph Biden, (D-Delaware) has proposed an independent commission to investigate the situation.

CCR has long called for an independent special prosecutor with the power to prosecute the human rights abuses being committed in our name as Americans. And now we’re calling for the immediate closing of the Guantánamo prison camp.

Find your Senator at this web site and follow the links to their email contact forms and ask them to support shutting down Gitmo. Here's the link to find your Representative in the U.S. House. Or use this email form at the CCR web site to send your letters.

Center for Constitutional Rights also has pdf files of the flag above for printing out to use for stickers or flyers (they even tell you what you need to buy to make stickers on your printer!) [posted on 7/1/05]

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