Thursday, June 30, 2005

Booman Tribune ~ BLOGGERS: Join 4th of July Guantanamo Action

Booman Tribune ~ BLOGGERS: Join 4th of July Guantanamo Action: "BLOGGERS: Join 4th of July Guantanamo Action

by susanhu
Thu Jun 30th, 2005 at 02:57:30 PM PDT
Join the bloggers coalition to close down Guantanamo! We can all help the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) publicize and support its Fourth of July rally in NYC (10AM-noon; 34th St, between Broadway & 7th Ave) featuring Eve Ensler, Code Pink, Gloria Steinem, Not in Our Name, Center for Constitutional Rights, and United for Peace and Justice.


Sign the bloggers' roll to support the coalition's campaign. E-mail susanhu to get on the list at
Write a story or diary about the coalition's campaign to end illegal detention and torture. Use the images below the fold.
In your story/diary, URGE OTHER BLOGGERS to sign the blog roll and to write their own stories/diaries.
Encourage your readers to DOWNLOAD STICKERS and DOWNLOAD FLAGS to display on the 4th of July



Join in the Guantanamo Reading Project
Download a petition (PDF) to send to your representative
Send a letter to your representative
Join the mailing list
Donate to CCR

THIS IS THE TEXT of the flyer that CCR is posting:



WHY is it important to close Guant�namo?

Guant�namo has become a world-wide symbol for the Bush Administration's arrogant disregard of basic human rights. In the past weeks, world leaders including Presidents Carter and Clinton have joined leading human rights groups in calling for the closing of Guant�namo and other illegal prison facilities around the globe. Countless others have joined the call for an immediate independent investigation and/or special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate the numerous allegations of torture and abuse taking place on Guant�namo.


July 4th is just the beginning! Keep the movement going on Tuesday, July 5th!

Participate in a massive telephone and online campaign to continue the petition to members of Congress.

Torture is Immoral and Unpatriotic
Shut Down Guant�namo

More background information.
If you have questions, please e-mail susanhu.

CCR CONTACT: Jen Nessel at cell: 917 442 0112"

Friday, June 24, 2005

Open Letter to Lt. C

The following is a comment I made on Lt.C's blog reg. Sen. Durbins statement in congrees referring to Gitmo as similar to other regimes in Russia, Germany, etc. wherein Lr. C. expresses his disdain for the statement.

"Hi. Lt. C. Diane from cal. here, read your article and comments with interest. I am as you know a liberal and I just have to say this.
As part of our research on the blog that I comment on we did extensive research on the aclu papers that were released several weeks ago and I personall read 11 trascripts of the tribunal proceedings as well as other records of Gitmo.
What can be found in there is truly horrifying and I think you too would find it so.
As liberals we are really trying to stop these practices and return this country to the moral attitude we had prior to this devistating war in Iraq, which we also want to bring to a close.
I am stunned that all the posters here simply disregard the happenings at Gitmo and in Iraq as well as places around the world.
If you and others are comfortable with that then, so be it, but do not condemn us for trying to end deplorable practices and policies used by this Admin.
As you may remember I have a friend a citizen of Iraq and I cannot whatsoever sanction what this war has done to her and her country.
I know that you and other soldiers do what you are ordered to do and I do not fault you for that, if you are not a party to any of these practices.
Trust me, we are fully supportive of our soldiers, they are not just Reps. they are Dems. too and members of many of our families and we care about all of them and you.
Please consider all of this when you write these articles, we are very opposed to this pres. and his group and the awful mistakes and lies that have been told to start this war and work dilligently to bring troops home asap.....
Finally I ask you and others, just what does this country now stand for, torture....I certainly hope not. For a senator to speak truth to power should not be condemned and for him to point to the truth of the situation however it may disturb you, it disturbs us even more that these things are allowed to go on. Club Med at Gitmao, Indeed!!!!!!!"