CODEPINK launched an urgent call to save the lives of 130 prisoners on a hunger strike in Guantanamo and staged a hunger strike and actions all across DC for the upcoming weeks. Within 24 hours, over 600 people from around the world pledged to join a rolling hunger strike organized by CODEPINK to demand justice for the prisoners held in Guantanamo. And on May 1, CODEPINK cofounder Diane Wilson started an open-ended hunger strike in Washington DC.
“More than half of the Guantanamo prisoners have been cleared for release years ago, but remain in prison. They have been separated from their families and have suffered torture and abuse, without so much as a trial,” said Diane Wilson. “President Obama says he wants to close Guantanamo, but then does nothing to close it. This can’t go on.”
CODEPINK has be putting pressure on the Obama administration to shut down Guantanamo.