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If you haven't signed and donated to publish the Close Guantanamo ad in The New York Times, please do so now and make it count DOUBLE: we get matching funds from a generous donor up to midnight TONIGHT. The statement has been signed by John
Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Junot Diaz, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve
Ensler, Dave Eggers, Glenn Greenwald, Paul Haggis, Bianca Jagger, Ariel
Dorfman, Erica Jong, Michael Moore, Ron Kovic, Moby, Tom Morello, Mark
Ruffalo, James Schamus, Carl Dix, Oliver Stone, Cindy Sheehan, and
Cornel West, joined by attorneys for the Guantanamo prisoners and
hundreds of others who stand for justice,
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the Guantanamo prisoners are at Day 100 of their hunger strike. The
administration is force-feeding 27 prisoners in danger of dying, itself a
form of torture.
An attorney decided not to sign the message we've
prepared for The New York Times, because it sounded like a "cry of desperation."
Well, it is a cry of desperation. What's most
chiling is the sole act left to the prisoners, to die in protest, could
begin to happen very soon. Conversely, if the jailers of Guantanamo
break up the strike with the brutality they're employing, that's it.
What more could be done since the First District US Court refuses to
even hear habeas applications? As Glenn Greenwald, a signer of the ad,
said recently, "more detainees have died at the camp (nine) than have been convicted of wrongdoing by its military commissions (six)." What else could you call this other than a desperate situation?
Thousands of us are acting based on the prisoners' urgent situation, across the world this weekend, to support the strike. And we have this tremendous chance to help create a political situation where the President Obama may be forced to release prisoners and close the illegitimate prison, set up to evade U.S. law in 2001.
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