Day 7


January 9, 2012 Day 7

The 7th day of fasting began at 7A.M at the Pentagon as people walked into work. A poem written by Shakir Aamer and his biography was spoken out loud on the intercom. Shakir is a Saudi Arabian citizen currently being held indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay since 2001. He initiated the first hunger strike at Guantanamo and has spending most of his confinement in solitary confinement as a result. He has lost half of his body weight.
 
They Fight for Peace
Peace, they say.
Peace of mind?
Peace on earth?
Peace of what kind?
 
I see them talking, arguing, fighting- What kind of peace are they looking for?
Why do they kill?
What are they planning?
 
Is it just talk?
Why do they argue?
Is it so simple to kill?
Is it their plan?
 
Yes, of course!
They talk, they argue, they kill- They fight for peace.

We completed 48 hours of the 92-hour vigil and have had two group discussions whether or not it’s in our best interest to continue the vigil, taking into consideration peoples’ health. The shifts are being fulfilled as of now and we continue. There were flurries today and tonight. The streets were closed and the cage had to be moved from the property. We rushed to the scene to assist our friends. The cage was positioned back to the Pennsylvania Avenue after President Obama returned from a fundraiser.

I am happy to announce that over 300 actions are being planned globally to protest the 10th anniversary of Guantanamo.

I close this blog with an article from a torture survivor, Murat Kurnaz:
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