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VID (5 mins) -Guantanamo Hunger Strike solidarity on Stations of the Cross to Downing St.

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Friday March 29, 2013 18:23author by lcw Report this post to the editors

VID (5 mins) London Catholic Worker-Guantanamo Hunger Strike solidarity on Stations of the Cross to Downing St.
Music: John McClean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm6QvfSfdPY

Photos of Guatanamo hunger strike solidarity action in NYC
http://tinyurl.com/c8l25cr

Reports from Guantanamo hunger strike solidarity action in U.S.
http://witnesstorture.org/

Related Link: http://www.londoncatholicworker.org
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By Thomas Wilner, Friday, March 29, 12:18 AM

Thomas Wilner was counsel of record to Guantanamo detainees in Rasul v. Bush and Boumediene v. Bush, the two Supreme Court cases that established detainees’ right to habeas corpus.

A hunger strike is spreading at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp. The main reason, as the military has acknowledged, is the growing sense of frustration and despair among the detainees. As Gen. John Kelly, the head of U.S. Southern Command, explained to the House Armed Services Committee last week, detainees “had great optimism that Guantanamo would be closed. They were devastated . . . when the president backed off. . . . He said nothing about it in his inauguration speech. . . . He said nothing about it in his State of the Union speech. . . . He’s not restaffing the office that . . . looks at closing the facility.”

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