"166 men remain detained at Guantanamo." Most never should have been sent there in the first place.
They've been lawlessly held "over ten years without any charge or trial. They must be tried in a fair (civil) court or released. Guantanamo must be shut down."
At 1:30PM in Washington, activists gathered outside the Supreme Court. They marched past Capitol Hill to the White House.
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church hosted a 2:30PM interfaith prayer service. Efforts continue to do the right thing. Over 25 organizations participated.
They include CCR, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, CloseGuantanamo.Org, Code Pink, Council on American Islamic Relations, Veterans for Peace, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Physicians for Human Rights, Women Against Military Madness, and others.
Obama ignores them. He spurns rule of law principles. He's defiant. He's obstructionist.
Keep Gitmo open, he ordered. Torture and other forms of abuse continue out of sight and mind. They reflect official US policy.
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