New Song by Esperanza Spalding Calls for Guantanamo Detainees to be Freed

November 18, 2013

Cheers to Esperanza Spalding for writing this song, organizing other prominent musicians to participate, and releasing this video calling for the closure of Guantanamo. Spalding wrote about why she released this song:

“...King's Birmingham letter emphasizes that concern for justice and equality is not enough to remedy the systematic violation of human rights: "[I am] compelled to carry the gospel of freedom far beyond my own home town…," he wrote. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

With the release of "We Are America," we hope to shine a light for our fellow Americans on these nitty-gritty facts:

The Obama administration has the ability to transfer the 84 detainees who have already been cleared for release out of Guantanamo, and other detainees could soon be cleared by newly established review boards. However, current law needlessly places obstacles in the way of accomplishing that...”

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