Sunday, September 17, 2006

Australia calling Washington

This week George Bush is trying to get a bill through the American Congress which will stop Guantanamo Bay detainees (including David Hicks, an Australian citizen) from being able to respond to witnesses, or even told what evidence is being sued against them. The changes will also mean that evidence that has been obtained through torture can be used against them, and that they won't be able to give evidence about being mistreated while in prison. There's an article about it here, from the Des Moines Register.
GetUp! are running a campaign trying to get people to write to George Bush, Senator John McCain (a former prisoner of war, possibly the next US president) and Senator John Warner (Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee) asking them to to let the bill through. Click here to find out how you can get involved.

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