Ensure That The NY Times Close Guantanamo Ad Gets Published
by Debra Sweet Yesterday, Pentagon officials claimed the president has authorization to pursue war without limits of time or space, saying the Authorization of Use of Military Force passed in 2001 means war could go on, as Dick Cheney said, "for generations."
Monday, we learned the administrationseized the phone records of AP reporters.
The prisoner's hunger strike in Guantanamo is not our only concern, even in terms of the illegitimate abuse the U.S. has carried out in the global "war on terror."
But right now, their action is one of the few giving hope that the dangerous actions by our government can be stopped.
The Miami Herald Tracks the Hunger Strike. 30 prisoners are being force-fed. One is in hospital now.
We must, must put our strong message of support before the world in the "newspaper of record" next week. Today was our goal for publication, and we missed it. Within a few hours, if donors come through with another $1100 to meet our matching challenge, we will have $38,094. By Monday, with $14,000 more in donations -- or loans -- we can do this.
You have written that you're inspired at the unity shown with this message by the well-known people who have signed. We all need to put this before the world. Right now, if enough people know there is this way to express their support for the hunger strike, and challenge the Obama administration to release the cleared prisoners quickly, save lives, and close the prison, who knows what effect we may have?
Are you with us, the 1050 people who have signed and 450 who have donated in 10 days?Please Ask your friends to join you in donating to publish this ad: use our suggested text to send in an email.
Call me if you can make a loan of several week's duration as a bridge to publishing the ad. I could not be more serious.