Day −11 to close Guantanamo and end torture

posted by Mike on January 9th, 2009

100 Days Project to Close GuantanamoGreetings from the Nipponzan Myohoji Japanese Buddhist Temple in Washington, D.C.! This is the home base for the 100 Days Campaign to close the Guantanamo detention facility and end America’s policies of torture.

About a dozen people are here now, spackling the walls, making puppets, cooking, cleaning, e-mailing, shopping, plotting, and watching “Sesame Street.”

Many more will arrive in the next couple days for the procession and fast kick-off.

Paul and Hector build a puppet
One day soon, this will be a puppet. Photo: Jorge Aros.

McClatchy: 10 percent of Guantanamo detainees now being force fed:

As of Thursday, 30 of the 250 war-on-terror detainees were classified as hunger strikers, 25 of whom were being fed through tubes in their noses, said Navy Cmdr. Pauline Storum at Guantanamo.

Sunday’s readings include Isaiah 42:6-7:

I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,
I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
as a covenant of the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.

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