Sunday, December 18, 2016

USA: Don't Leave Guantánamo to Trump! - ACTIONS

Amnesty International
     Only 59 individuals remain there – nearly all have been held for more than a decade, and nearly half were first held in CIA “black sites” where torture occurred.  

President-elect Donald Trump will take office in January 2017:
  • "I would absolutely authorize something beyond waterboarding" February 7, 2016
  • "Nothing’s nice about it [waterboarding], but it’s your minimal form of torture." March 22, 2016
  • "Guantánamo Bay—which, by the way, we are keeping open! And we’re going to load it up with some bad dudes. We’re going to load it up." February 23, 2016
  • “We’re going to have to do things that are unthinkable almost.” June 30, 2016
 Visit our action hub at: There you can find the tools necessary to: 
  • Join us in Washington, D.C., for a rally on January 11, 2017. We’ll update details on the action hub as they become available – we’ll hold a demonstration on Guantánamo’s fifteenth anniversary.
  • If you can’t make it to Washington, hold your own event. We’ve included a guide to hosting a tabling, and included handouts and petitions you can use. We’re happy to send you orange jumpsuits or “Close Guantánamo” signs if you’d like those, as well.
  • Publish a letter to the editor. Educate your community through your local or campus paper, and show your support for Guantánamo closure. Sample text and tips for getting it published can be found on the action hub.
  • Share your support on social media! Retweet this tweet or share this Facebook post to show your networks that you support closing Guantánamo and preventing a return to torture. 
In solidarity, 
Naureen Shah
Director, Security With Human Rights