25 Oct

Close Guantanamo Now!

The Company You Keep

October 23, 2009

As the saying goes, you can tell a lot about people by the company that they keep. Yesterday’s announcement by nationally acclaimed musicians that they were signing onto our National Campaign to Close Guantanamo Bay generated a harsh response from Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol’s new right-wing organization “Keep America Safe”. The neo-con group that wants to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open for business and defends the torture policies of the Bush-Cheney administration called the musician’s support for the closure of Gitmo and an end to torture “pathetic”. Today, a former senior military interrogator who led the team that found Abu Musab Al Zarqawi (the former leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq) hit back in a statement released by – an organization of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

Strike Up the Bands: Close Gitmo!

October 22, 2009

Our campaign is taking off, and today we are thrilled that an incredible group of highly acclaimed musicians have signed onto the campaign. They are signing the open letter to Congress and asking you to join them. They include: Tom Morello, Billy Bragg, Michelle Branch, Jackson Browne, T-Bone Burnett, David Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Steve Earle, the Entrance Band, Joe Henry, Pearl Jam, Bonnie Raitt, R.E.M., Trent Reznor, Rise Against, The Roots. Read More »

Cheney and Kristol do Orwell

October 22, 2009

Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol of the group “Keep America Safe” were quick to attack us yesterday releasing a scathing response to the launch of our campaign “Close Guantanamo Now.”  According to their statement, those being held at Guantanamo “are dedicated to killing Americans”.  And, besides, they went on, “Guantanamo Bay is a secure, safe, humane facility”.  Why on earth should Congress allow the Obama administration to close it?  Read More »

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