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Berkeley woman on day 47 of fast for Guantánamo

Berkeley woman on day 47 of fast for Guantánamo Berkeleyside News, August 1, 2013 by Julia Hannafin (Excepts) “85 out of those men have been cleared for release, yet they remain in the prison. As protest, large numbers of detainees began hunger striking. At the height of the hunger strike, about 100 of the prisoners were […]

Berkeley, CA Resident Cynthia Papermaster in Hunger Strike to Free Gitmo Innnocent Prisoners

Video interview with Cynthia Papermaster by Daniel Arauz 8-05-13 Posted here on Day 60 of Cynthia Papermaster’s fast in solidarity This is a two-minute video of me speaking about my hunger strike. It was filmed at the Berkeley Post Office Occupation last night. Berkeley’s Main Post Office is being sold to a private developer, with […]

Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission support for fast

Both Cynthia Johnson and I went to the Peace and Justice Commission meeting tonight to discuss our open-ended fasts in solidarity with the Guantanamo Hunger Strike. The Commission members were interested and supportive, and Vice-Chair George Lippmann offered to brainstorm some ways to get both media attention and the faith-based community involved. In 2011 The […]

Guantanamo Protest in Yemen

Codpink Visits Yemen, participates in Gitmo protest

Berkeley Long Term Fasts Launch Today, June 15

for immediate release MEDIA ALERT FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 Contact: Cynthia Papermaster, Berkeley No More Guantanamos and Codepink Women for Peace, 510-333-6097 What: launch of Berkeley open-ended fasts in solidarity with Guantanamo Hunger Strike Where: Provo Park, MLK Jr. Way between Allston and Center, across from Old City Hall in Berkeley When: 2 p.m. […]

6/15 Fast Launch: Press Conference and Gathering, Provo Park, Berkeley, 2 pm

Cynthia Papermaster and Cynthia Johnson will launch their open-ended fasts in solidarity with the Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Prison this Saturday, June 15, at 2 pm, at “Provo Park” (aka Civic Center Park) on MLK, Jr. Way. We are inviting musicians, poets, knitters, community and spiritual leaders, and families, children and dogs to gather for […]

My Gitmo Fast

– Call the White House and insist that President Obama fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo: 202-456-1111, 202-456-1414 or submit a comment online. – Call the U.S. Southern Command to decry the conditions at Guantanamo: 305.437.1213 – Call the Department of Defense: 703-571-3343 Or, e-mail or write Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel and demand that […]

Cynthia Papermaster’s Bio

Cynthia Papermaster’s Bio Cynthia is a Berkeley peace and justice activist and community organizer. She is the Director of Berkeley No More Guantanamos, and is a founder of the National Accountability Action Network, which works for the prosecution of U.S. officials for complicity in torture and murder, especially Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and the […]

Caitlin Johnstone

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No Nukes Action Committee

Info for/by people in the Bay Area who are against nuclear renaissance. カリフォルニア州ベイエリアで原子力ルネッサンスに反対する人々による、人々のための情報

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my gitmo fast

I'm now on day 60 of my hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay Prison and Pelican Bay Prison in California. We must stop torture, forced feeding, indefinite detention, excessive solitary confinement, free the 86 cleared-for-release Gitmo prisoners, charge and try the remainder, and close Guantanamo and ALL black sites where U.S. torture policy is practised. Help me end my fast; call the White House every day: 202-456-1111. Tell Obama I'm on a hunger strike and need him to release the Gitmo prisoners cleared for release.