The U.S. prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba enters its 14th year of operation on January 11, 2016. As of November 2015, 107 detainees remain at Guantanamo. As of December 2008, around 50-60 detainees have been cleared for release, but have not been released.
- Do readings of the play Guantánamo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom'
- Watch The Road to Guantanamo: the terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for more than two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Watch PBS video "The Torture Question" and see related FAQs, analysis, chat online etc.
- Write to a Guantanamo detainee. Let the men know they are not alone. We will stand in solidarity with them until Guantánamo is closed. Find more details at Center for Constitutional Rights.
- 775 detainees have been brought to Guantanamo. Although most of these have been released without charge, the United States government continues to classify many of these released detainees as "enemy combatants". As of November 2015, 107 detainees remain at Guantanamo. via Wikipedia
- According to the ACLU, there are essential steps for the US government to take to close the prison at Guantanamo Naval Base. Read more.
- According to the ACLU, there are two essential first steps the president must take. One is to appoint a senior point person so that the administration's Guantánamo closure policy is directed by the White House and not by Pentagon bureaucrats. The president can also order the secretary of defense to start certifying for transfer detainees who have been cleared, which is more than half the Guantánamo population.
- The President must demonstrate immediate, tangible progress toward the closure of Guantanamo or the men who are on hunger strike will die, and he will be ultimately responsible for their deaths.
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Recent Past Actions
- In November 2015, CODEPINK brought 60 delegates on a trip to Cuba to travel from Havana to Guantanamo Bay to attend an international summit about peace and the abolition of foreign military bases. Read about the trip here in this reportback by one of the delegates, Mackenzie McDonald Wilkins!
- Years ago, CODEPINK joined an international day of action to Close Guantanamo! In Miami, local activists including CODEPINK will march and protest outside the U.S. Southern Command, the command center for the prison camp. In Washington DC, activists occupied the National Museum of American History installing a torture exhibition.