Debra Sweet | September 11, 2023
9/11. Many living in the U.S. think of this disaster only in terms of American lives. But the Bush/Cheney regime used it to launch the global “war of terror” that led to the deaths of 4.5M people in the Middle East with at least another 65M people displaced. This was an imperialist disaster with unprecedented repercussions for the climate and human rights, spreading more wars of aggression.
And here’s the “other” 9/11: the 1973 CIA-sponsored coup in Chile. 50 years ago today…
Here in NYC, because of super-high temps last week, we postponed the vigil to close the U.S. torture camp at Guantanamo. Join us 5:00 pm Wednesday September 13 outside the NY Public Library.
We won’t shut up about this 21-year war crime because it officially broke with the rule of law, setting a precedent the U.S. so far is sticking to of imprisoning people outside the law.
Recent articles & asks on Guantanamo:
✔️ Trial Judge Destroys Guantánamo’s Military Commissions, Rules That “Clean Team” Interrogations Cannot Undo the Effects of Torture
✔️ Letter to State Department re: Saeed Bakhouch, former Gitmo detainee imprisoned in Algeria after release
✔️ Please Write to the Guantánamo Prisoners, to Let Them Know We Remember Them
✔️ “Doing Harm”: Roy Eidelson on the American Psychological Association’s Embrace of U.S. Torture Program