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Hungry for justice: an interview with CloseGitmo hunger striker Cynthia Papermaster

Monday, October 7, 2013

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by Janet Weil Cynthia Papermaster, a retired law librarian, has been a stalwart SF Bay Area organizer and local group coordinator (Golden Gate local) for nearly a decade. In June 2013, she escalated her years-long opposition to the horrors of indefinite detention and torture in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), taking on a hunger strike in solidarity [...]

On Mother’s Day, Contact Michelle Obama

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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by Frances Mendenhall Everyone knows the story of Amanda Berry, Gina deJesus, and Michelle Knight, the three Cleveland teens, now adults, who were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years or so by a sadistic sexual predator and his two brothers. The joy and relief of their families, to have their daughters back is unimaginable, [...]

No More Gitmos!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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During his first days in office, we celebrated President Obama’s decision to swiftly fulfill his campaign promises as he signed an executive order to shut down Guantanamo Bay, close the CIA’s secret overseas prisons, and ban torture.   But in the government’s response to a federal court on Friday, President Obama’s team embraced the Bush [...]

Remind Obama to Keep His Promises for Peace

Friday, January 16, 2009

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As Barack Obama is sworn in as President of the United States of America next week, we – as progressives, activists, and organizers – are more mindful than ever of the promises Obama made during his election campaign – as well as the great challenges he has ahead of him.  After nearly six years of [...]

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