Obama said he’d close Guantánamo — these activists are pushing Biden to finish the job

March 19, 2021
Waging Nonviolence

...Months before the 2020 election, stalwarts of the anti-Guantánamo cause began meeting regularly on Zoom in anticipation of a change in administrations. Barely mentioned in election coverage, the position of the Biden campaign was to again seek Guantánamo’s closure. Nothing in years had stirred in us so much hope and advocacy. 

“The Coalition,” our drab name for an extraordinary mix of groups and people, first formed 15 years ago, when Guantánamo burned in the headlines. This durable collection of allies includes the Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International, Code Pink, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Veterans for Peace, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Witness Against Torture, the Justice for Muslims Collective, World Can’t Wait, and Andy Worthington, the UK’s indefatigable GTMO researcher.  ...

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March 21, 2021