A Moving Plea from Guantanamo
January 11, 2014
Today marks 12 years since the prison at Guantanamo was opened. Please take a moment to remember the 155 prisoners who still remain by reading and sharing this moving piece by current prisoner Shaker Aamer.
"I arrived in Guantanamo
on February 14, 2002, the day my youngest child Faris was born. Those
twelve years are lost to me forever. What I have missed most has been
the opportunity to do my part to fill up
my four children’s reservoir of love. The early years of a child’s life
is a parent’s best chance to show them what love is, before they become
more distant with approaching adulthood. Losing this, my opportunity
and obligation, is my greatest regret." (Full text here.)
Get out Shaker's message by sharing the full text of his statement now. You can also check out the CODEPINK website to find other ways to say "NO!" to Gitmo. President Obama has said repeatedly he wants to close Guantanamo. Let's make 2014 the year he fulfills his promise!
For freedom, for justice,
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