Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Remember Guantanamo Bay?



“The hunger strike,” says Jeremy Varon, an organizer with Witness Against Torture, “is the predictable result of a failed policy of indefinite detention that is morally unacceptable and politically unsustainable. If action is not taken to change that policy, more prisoners will die and our nation’s shame will deepen.”  Here are some ways to keep in the loop:
https://twitter.com/witnesstorture

https://www.facebook.com/witnesstorture

From Shane Claiborne's blog:



I have to admit that I feel so much safer because those prisoners are starving in Gitmo.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

An idea whose time has come


On Thursday, Senator Diane Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, proposed transferring low-level (whatever that means) Yemeni detainees from Guantánamo back to their homeland.

What a concept!

Go for it, Mr. Obama!

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/senator-urges-transfer-of-guantanamo-detainees-to-yemen-amid-revolt/

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Out of sight, out of mind

Restraints, a tube
a can of Ensure
keep them alive
to die immured

Keep them quiet
and out of sight
keep us safe
with all our might

All our might
inflicted on
imagined enemies

Would that we were
as brave
and just
as we believe.


...In case you don't know what the above is about, read:
www.nytimes.com/2013/04/15/opinion/hunger-striking-at-guantanamo-bay.html