An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please, please, don't turn away. I know it's heartbreaking, but don't turn your eyes away from these real, live human beings.
It is an injustice that there are still human beings who have been in Guantanamo for years, and who remain uncharged.
It is an injustice that there are still human beings who have been in Guantanamo for years, who have been cleared for release, except that no safe country will accept them.
It is an injustice that a tortured child, Omar Khadr, remains in Guantanamo, where he has been for a third of his life, now in solitary confinement for the next year.
It is an injustice that human beings in US custody remain unaccounted for, including the then 7 and 9 year old sons of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The CIA admitted they had the boys in 2003; we don't even know if the boys are still alive today.
It is an injustice that the US torture regime and those who put it in place and those who carried it out go uninvestigated and unpunished.
It is an injustice that the US Army Field Manual on Human Collector Intelligence Operations includes techniques which are torture, including sleep deprivation, human contact deprivation and sensory deprivation, as well as the use of drugs to ellicit information.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What do YOU think Dr. King would think about thes things ?
What do YOU think Dr. King would want YOU to do about it, today ?
If you are American:
You can also call or write to the President:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address
Visitors Office: 202-456-2121
The Attorney General:
Eric H. Holder, jr.
Office of the Attorney General
If you are Canadian:
(Don't let Prime Minister Harper believe you will forget about Omar.)
Contact the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister greatly values the thoughts and suggestions of Canadians. You may write, e-mail or fax his office at:
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Please, honour Dr. King,
Stand up for justice and accountability,