On January 11th, MCCRC will join a national call to action against Guantanamo, which is entering its 15th year of operation under two administrations - by participating in 2 actions:
Lafayette Park, Washington DC
Takoma Metro, DC/Maryland
For recent developments and links to more information about this issue, see our blog post. From the national call to action:
"…Now is the time for Obama to accomplish a central goal of his administration by closing Guantánamo. There is today a renewed climate of fear and hate reminiscent of the post-September 11 mindset that led to torture and indefinite detention in the first place. Guantánamo is the bitter legacy of a politics of fear, which must be rejected.
This is the President’s last chance to keep his promise and close Guantánamo. If he does not do so, there is a real chance that the current detainees will die there, and that more detainees will join them.
We cannot let that happen. Close Guantánamo now."