Call to Action
What You Can Do Now
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Now that you've read the Close Guantanamo ad in The New York Times, here's what you can do to help.
SIGN THE STATEMENT
Click here to add your voice to people around the world demanding an end to the torture and indefinite detention of the men at Guantanamo.
This message needs to be seen around the world and throughout society. We would like to publish this message internationally. In order for us to reach and bring together the millions who want to see these crimes stopped, we need funds. Donating is a pivotal way of contributing to this movement and taking it to another level. Click here to donate.
Here's a link which will allow you to email the statement to your contacts. Here's the statement as a flier and the ad, downloadable, for you to print out, pass out, and post up in store windows, community bulletin boards, etc.
Click to tweet the Close Guantanamo message or share on Facebook:
JOIN THE TWITTERSTORM
Suggested tweets (especially when the ad hits, and on Thursday when Obama is giving his speech defending indefinite detention and drones):
Close Guantanamo, Join me. Sign and donate. Because the World Can't Wait http://bit.ly/NYTad #closegitmo
I stand with #gitmohungerstrike prisoners. http://bit.ly/NYTad #closegitmo
Long past time to close Guantanamo. Support #gitmohungerstrike http://bit.ly/NYTad #closegitmo
More than a ad. An announcement of a potentially powerful force to #closegitmo & making our presence known 2 millions. http://bit.ly/NYTad
We must act to close Guantanamo, prisoners are starving for justice. #closegitmo http://bit.ly/NYTad
SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY
Send a video message of solidarity to the prisoners at Guantanamo. Tweet it to @worldcantwait or share on our Facebook wall. This is one way of making sure that our brothers on hunger strike are not forgotten and kept in the discourse. Let's send our love and solidarity to our brothers at Guantanamo and start making your videos now! Watch this video message of support by Jill McLaughlin of the World Can't Wait Steering Committee.
These videos can be tweeted to @BarackObama and tweeted to various news outlets using the hashtags #closegitmo & #gitmohungerstrike.Suggested tweets:
My message to #gitmohungerstrike prisoners. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCzM81uMrjY #closegitmo
Let the #gitmohungerstrike prisoners know, they are not forgotten. Send a video message to @worldcantwait #closegitmo
WRITE TO A PRISONER
Yes! The prisoners at Guantanamo can receive mail. Write a letter to someone, let them know they are not forgotten. Click here for how to send a letter to a Guantanamo detainee.
GET CONNECTED & IN THE STREETS
World Can't Wait is a nationwide organization dedicated to stopping the crimes that the government carries out in our names. Click here to fnd a chapter near you. Click here to volunteer to help out. Learn more. Sign up for the e-newsletter by clicking here. Click here to come out to an upcoming action, or organize one in your area!
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Stop the Torture! Close Guantanamo! End the War Crimes and Violations of Fundamental Rights!
166 men remain imprisoned at Guantanamo. Most are on hunger strike and for many it is more than 100 days that they have been refusing food. Some are near death, many imprisoned for more than ten years. They have lost hope of ever being released, although a majority were cleared to leave years ago. As Adnan Latif, a detainee, wrote during an earlier hunger strike, "Where is the world to save us from torture? Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?" Mr. Latif was cleared for release as well, but he died in September 2012, still waiting for justice.