Why the Illegal US Base Should Be Returned to Cuba
This book also features a comprehensive chronology of the base’s history and extensive appendices, including some key historical and recently declassified documents through which Washington has justified its continued occupation of the territory.
There are many desecrations of human rights taking place in our world. Many involve conflicts of great complexity—religious or factional—for which it is immensely difficult to create just solutions. Guantánamo is the outstanding exception. The just solution is simple… the United States must leave Guantánamo unconditionally. Now!
—Noam Chomsky, Nadine Gordimer, Rigoberta Menchu and others
Imagine if after we defeated the British in our revolution, we then let them keep a few thousand troops and a bunch of battleships in New York Harbor. Weird!
To keep a military base against the will of our people is a violation of the most elemental principles of international law.