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UK Doing Nothing to Save Shaker, Everything to say Nothing: Grotesque, Kafkaesque

On 24 April 2013, Jane Ellison MP and 117,445 signatories secured a Private Members Debate in the Commons (Watch or Transcript). This was direct democracy in action, armed by MPs with a moral conscience. The e-petition, Return Shaker Aamer to

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Picture and Placard: “Where is the Love? Free Shaker Aamer”

Previous report Here. Please sign Petition (13,176 signatures, up by 768 since one month ago). More pictures from the demonstration at Demotix by Peter Marshall. Further report on the evening Here.

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Letter to Guantanamo on Youtube

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Letter to Guantanamo: Address from US Embassy

On 6 November 2012, I addressed a demonstration outside the US Embassy, organised by the London Guantanamo Campaign and timed to coincide with the Presidential Election. I was introduced in the following terms: “Looking around, we will see a notable absence

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Shaker Aamer Campaign at the House of Commons

On 29 October 2012, I attended a parliamentary meeting for the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign. Aamer’s constituency MP Jane Ellison and Caroline Lucas began by commenting on the parliamentary courses of action they had been pursuing to date. Lucas expressed

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