News Camera Pointed at Protestors Dressed as Detainees

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Take Action Today

I have no doubt that the good American people will realize that holding innocent people in prison is not the way to go and will work for their release until every last innocent detainee has joined his family. I wholeheartedly forgive everyone who wronged me during my detention and I forgive because forgiveness is my inexhaustible resource.

~Mohamedou Ould Slahi, released without charge from Guantánamo after 14 years on October 17, 2016

Take Action Today:

Watch our #yearinreview2016 video here: Presidential Promises: Then & Now – As we come to the end of the Obama’s presidency, we’d like to take a couple of minutes to reflect on what he’s said and done regarding Guantánamo, as well as what lies ahead for those who remain trapped at the prison. Please share this widely with your friends via email, facebook, and twitter.

Join Us in DC in January 2017

Join us in Washington DC: January 3rd to the 12th  and January 19th – 21st:

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Every year, we come together not only to call for the closure of Guantanamo and its legacy of institutionalizing Islamophobia. We demand an end to policies that maintain racism, mass incarceration, and fear of our neighbors. Furthermore, we come together to envision the world we want to live in where justice and equality reign.

We hope you will join us for a week of actions and fasting from January 3-12, 2017 and our presence at the presidential inauguration January 19-21.

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