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“Please add my name!Marjorie Cohn, International Association of Democratic Lawyers”
“Lawlessness in the U.S.is embarrassing evidence of the way this nation has deteriorated since Nuremberg. James Koss MD”
“Mr Obama - you promised to close Guantanamo five years ago when you first became president - why haven't you kept your promise? Anne Bowers”
“It is a moral outrage that we are keeping these people imprisoned without trial, without legal representation, without contact with their families. Close Guantanamo now. Ronald Hildelang”
“Obama's record on wars, detention, drone deaths, civil liberties, and Guantanamo makes Richard Nixon look good by comparison. Joan Livingston”
“I don't want to be ashamed of my countryand its government any more! Barbara Lyons”
“Guantanamo heaps SHAME on our beloved country -- not to mention untold suffering on the part of those already declared innocent. We take responsibility for closing Guantanamo. Join us. Ray McGovern”
“Men are in Guantanamo because our leaders have lacked the political courage to tell Americans that mistakes were made,innocent men were sold to the military for bounties, then held the men silenced, outside the law. Nancy Talanian”
“How can the USA lecture other countries about human rights? This is hypocrisy in the extreme.Gillian Booth”
by Debra Sweet We have this amazing example of resistance to injustice from the prisoners in Guantanamo. World Can't Wait is determined to help shape public opinion, and create a political situation where the Obama administration has to start allowing prisoners cleared for release out of Guantanamo, and commit to closing it.
In a few days, we must have $52,030 to place a full page ad in The New York Times. A physician who's not a political activist told me today that he can't think of a more influential place we could find to place our message. Lawyers for the prisoners are sending the ad to each other, and some are signing it and donating. A supporter who donated to the ad sent this message out to his contacts tonight:
There is a desperate need to galvanize public support for finally close Guantanamo, one of the worst torture centers in US history. World Can't Wait is mounting just such an effort by buying afull-page ad in the New York Times. This will cost $52,030 so this can only be achieved if people like you and me contribute -- and contribute generously.
This letter from Debra Sweet of World Can't Wait fully explains what's happening, provides a link to the ad's text and donation page. Please read the letter and make a contribution. You need to act now. Thanks, M.L.
150 of you have donated, and we've made a good start this week, but a crowd is needed to fund this urgent cry. So, we need to spread the word quickly this week to bring in $52,030. Please: