Guantanamo: Shut it down. Give it back.

To President George Bush and Members of the House and Senate; I am deeply disturbed by the report issued on February 15, 2006, by the Commission on Human Rights of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that the US has engaged in practices at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba that

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The Fund for Reconciliation and Development builds bridges between the United States and Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Cuba. Our non-partisan programs have sought since 1985 to heal the wounds of war by fostering mutual understanding and respect and by addressing lessons and legacies of conflict. We encourage and facilitate cooperation in education, trade, people-to-people exchanges, and humanitarian and development assistance, working in partnership with foundations, other not-for-profit organizations, business, academic institutions and governments. For further information, contact John McAuliff director@ffrd.org or visit http://www.ffrd.org To support FRD\'s work, go to http://www.ffrd.org/support.html

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UN Commission on Human Rights Report \"Situation of Detainees at Guantanmo Bay\' http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/international/20060216gitmo_report.pdf ************* Letter from Robert Edgar, General Secretary, National Council of Churches in support of the UN report http://www.ncccusa.org/pdfs/NCCGitmo.Rice.html ************* \"Habeas Schmabeas\", a gut wrenching report about the prisoners at Guantanamo broadcast on \"This American Life\" (National Public Radio/Public Radio International) Show # 310 http://www.thislife.org/ http://www.thislife.org/ra/310.ram http://switchboard.real.com/player/email.htmlPV=6.0.12&&title=%23310%20Habeas%20Schmabeas%20%2D%20This%20American%20Life&link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thislife.org%2Fra%2F310.ram ************** Lecture by Cuban American Professor Alfred de Zayas at the University of British Columbia Law School \"The Status of Guantanamo Bay and the Status of the Detainees\" http://www.law.ubc.ca/files/pdf/events/2003/november/GUANTANA.pdf ************** Wikkipedia has a useful history of Guantanamo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay ******************* Position of the government of Cuba on Guantanamo http://www.cubaminrex.cu/English/Focus_On/the%20illegal%20United%20States%20Naval%20Base%20in%20Guantanamo.asp **************** Article in Spanish by Dr. Olga Miranda Bravo from Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site http://www.cubaminrex.cu/Enfoques/BNG_bases%20impuestas.htm

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