WAT Rolling Fast Participation
We are inviting you to join WAT’s Friday Fast for Justice. If you join the fast, we would ask you to:
Fast on Friday, in any form you like;
Make three phone calls to (1) the White House to urge President Obama to declassify the executive summary and major findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture swiftly and in their entirety, as well as to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 ; (2) to Cliff Sloan at the State Department to insist he work more quickly to shut the doors and empty the cells of the prison. Let him know that you are disappointed that since PresidentObama’s speech last May, only 12 men have been released: (PHONE NUMBER HERE); and (3) to U.S. Southern Command to decry the conditions at Guantanamo:305.437.1213. Talking points on behalf of Guantánamo prisoners: I am fasting for 24 hours in solidarity with the prisoners at Guantánamo, especially for those who are on hunger strike. I am calling today out of concern for them and for the rest of the prisoners. I am asking you to resume releasing the number of prisoners on hunger strike and to stop the inhumane force-feeding of them. Lastly, the U.S. must release those cleared for release and close Guantanamo.
Write to a prisoner at Guantánamo. Choose a prisoner’s name off the list at the Amnesty International website. There is also a sample letter that can be downloaded and printed off here. The address to send the letter to is:
P.O. Box 160
Washington, D.C. 20355
United States of America
If you are already participating in or are interested in participating in the Friday Fast for Justice, please sign up here. You can commit to fasting on a specific Friday, on May 23rd, the Global Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End U.S. Torture; weekly for a particular time period; until Guantánamo is closed; or whatever works for you.