Lab Cat

9 Jan 2007

Gitmo 5th Anniversary

Filed under: General Interest — Cat @ 10:00 pm

 

January 11th marks the fifth anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. In addition, Congress recently passed the Military Commissions Act which permits Americans being arrested and detained without the right to being charged or to a trial.

 

While Gitmo remains open and the MCA remains in place, America is not setting a good example towards human rights. Is this the America you believe in? I am currently considering taking up US citizenship and I would happier if my new country, which I love, was a human rights example.

 

Amnesty International has a petition to fight for the America we believe in, the America that leads the world on human rights. You can sign it here:

 

http://believe.amnestyusa.org/site/c.igLQIUOCKtF/b.2070843/k.BDE5/Home.htm

 

Thanks

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Are you in the US? All apologies for the idiots in Congress and other federal offices. 2008 can’t come soon enough, can it?

    Comment by Ψ*Ψ — 9 Jan 2007 @ 11:29 pm

  2. Yep, I’m here in the US. Not that the government back home (UK) is much better.

    Comment by Cat — 10 Jan 2007 @ 8:36 am

  3. I went through the same thought process when i applied for my US citizenship. I have no regrets. While the Bush administration has undone a lot of good, I still see a country whose people are generous, charitable and open minded. I also do my part to keep civil liberties intact. I’m a card carrying member of the ACLU and EFF.
    Apply for your citizenship. It is a decision you will not regret.

    Comment by sri — 10 Jan 2007 @ 10:46 am


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