End 18 Years Of Injustice

Gitmo Clock 2020 photos

This is the latest page for photos of supporters holding up posters marking how long the disgraceful prison at Guantánamo Bay has been open, and urging Donald Trump to close it. The page currently features photos from the 18th anniversary of the prison's opening, on Jan. 11, 2020, when it had been open for 6,575 days, and, throughout the rest of 2020, we have posters marking 6,600 days (on Feb. 5), 6,700 days (on May 16), 6,800 days (on Aug. 24) and 6,900 days (on Dec. 2). For more information, see our article about our 2020 campaign. Please take photos with the posters and send them to us. Spanish readers can also find Spanish posters here, courtesy of the World Can't Wait. Check out previous photos here, and also check out our Gitmo Clock initiative, which counts, in real time, how long Guantánamo has been open, and which is the basis of the poster campaign.

On January 23, the prison at Guantánamo Bay had been open for 6,587 days, and, to mark the occasion, theatre students at the BRIT School for the performing arts in south east London, on the first night of their performance of 'Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom', the 2004 play by Gillian Slovo and Victoria Brittain, projected onstage the Gitmo Clock, our initiative that counts in real time how long the prison has been open. The first photo was taken before the performance began, and the second, featuring the whole cast, was taken at the end of the night. We’d like to thank the students — and their tutor — for their involvement. Our co-founder Andy Worthington was invited several months ago to brief the students on Guantánamo, and found them to be the most engaged audience he has ever encountered, a vivid example of the increasing politicization of today’s teenagers.

January 11, 2020 was the 18th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay; or, to put it another way, the 6,575th day of its disgraceful existence, and former prisoner Shaker Aamer was photographed by our co-founder Andy Worthington with a poster marking the occasion, and calling on Donald Trump to close it without further delay.

Julisa Wescott, from Sarasota, Florida, says, "I am proudly supporting the Close Guantánamo Campaign by giving an assertive reminder that the shameful and unjustified prison has been open for 6,575 days while violating the human rights of the men detained there and urging it to be closed immediately. Truth: Closing Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp IS undoubtedly the intelligent and safe action to take. Let’s see an end to terror and injustice, an end to oppression, and let’s see a new beginning with truth and better goals gained by closing Guantánamo prison. Factually, only incompetent decisions would have allowed a place like Guantánamo Bay Prison to exist. In the name of justice — Close Guantánamo NOW and forever!!!!"

Steve Lane, in Bethesda, Maryland says, "Our Guantánamo Bay prison is not just a stain on our country. Terrorists point to it as an example of U.S. failure to adhere to our own standards, and of prejudice against Islam, when they look for Muslims willing to attack our country and our people. Make us safe by closing it now, President Trump."

On January 11, 2020, the 18th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, Natalia Rivera Scott and her friend Renata, in Mexico City, call on Donald Trump to close the prison.

On January 11, 2020, the 18th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, the Close Guantánamo campaign's co-founder Andy Worthington calls on Donald Trump to close the prison without further delay. See Andy's report on the rally outside the White House here.

On January 11, 2020, the 18th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, Debra Sweet, the national director of the campaigning group the World Can't Wait, calls on Donald Trump to close the prison without further delay.

Ann Wright, peace campaigner and former U.S. Army Colonel and State Department official, who resigned in protest at the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003, calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay at the annual rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

James Yee, former military chaplain at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, who was wrongly imprisoned and accused of spying, calls on Donald Trump to close the prison without further delay at the annual rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020. After his release, Yee wrote a book about his ordeal, "For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire."

Beth Velkey Brockman of Witness Against Torture calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay at the annual rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

Chicago-based artist Amber Ginsburg calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay at the rally outside the White House on Jan. 11. 2020. With Aaron Hughes, Ginsburg created The Tea Project, an installation involving 779 porcelain cast Styrofoam cups, one for each of the men held by the US military at Guantánamo since the prison first opened in January 2002.

Amy Phillips, a long-time supporter of Close Guantánamo, calls on Donald Trump to close the prison without further delay at the rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

Valerie Lucznikowska of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay at the rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

Daphne Eviatar of Amnesty International USA calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay at the rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

Helen Schietinger of Witness Against Torture calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay at the annual rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

Art Laffin of Witness Against Torture calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay as part of the annual rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

Julie Alley and friend - both with Witness Against Torture - call on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay as part of the annual rally outside the White House on Jan. 11, 2020.

Human rights activist Marie Meza calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay on Jan. 11, 2020, the 18th anniversary of the opening of the prison, at an action outside a Trump hotel following the annual rally outside the White House.

Richard Sroczynski of Witness Against Torture calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay on Jan. 11, 2020, the 18th anniversary of the opening of the prison, at an action outside a Trump hotel following the annual rally outside the White House.

Peace activist Leah Brown calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay on Jan. 11, 2020, the 18th anniversary of the opening of the prison, at an action outside a Trump hotel following the annual rally outside the White House.

New York-based blogger The Talking Dog calls on Donald Trump to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay without further delay on Jan. 11, 2020, the 18th anniversary of the opening of the prison, after the annual rally outside the White House.