January 11th 2013 was the 11th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp which has become a symbol of our country’s torture policy. It was also the day that the new movie about the capture of Osama Bin Laden, “Zero Dark Thirty” came out in movie theatres around the country.
January 11, 2012 marks the anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo. The opening of such an institution has made torture and indefinite detention a prominent issue in our world today, threatening peace and our morality. It is our duty as citizens to uphold peace and the idea that all humans deserve to rights and be treated in ethical ways. Come and assemble with other groups organizing as part of the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo.
Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute, UN human rights expert in Afghanistan, & author of "The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration" (2010), refute George Bush's claim in his memoir that the torture committed with his approval was legal because his lawyers told him so. H. Candace Gorman, attorney for a Guantanamo prisoner, describe the torture detainees there endure and the ongoing imprisonment of 173 men at Guantanamo, despite President Obama's pledge to close it.
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