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Spring Rising held a six-part Teach-In last week in Washington. We're going to release videos over the next couple of weeks. Here to give you the flavor, is a dramatic talk by Raed Jarrar, who is of Iraqi and Palestinian descent, as he says, from Sunni and Shiite parents, making him a “Sushi.” Raed works for the American Friends Service Committee as Policy Impact Coordinator.
For Johina Aamer, her brothers and her mother, the technical aspects of Shaker Aamer's case come second to their daily worry: they have not been with Shaker for 11 years - soon to be 12 years. Everything else becomes peripheral to this. This family just wants their father home and a wife wants her husband back. It is easy to dismiss 11 years as another statistic to this case without really thinking about how long it is. So Johina wants to ask you: "What have you done in the last 11 years?"
This video was posted on YouTube on June 18, 2013.