Nancy Talanian Founder and Director, No More Guantanamos

Nancy Talanian is founder and director of No More Guantánamos, a grassroots initiative to build Americans’ support for justice and human rights for U.S. prisoners held at all offshore facilities. She previously founded and directed the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, which led a national campaign in which more than 400 local governments and eight state legislatures responded to the USA PATRIOT Act, illegal detainee prisons, and evidence of U.S. torture and domestic spying by enacting resolutions and ordinances upholding their residents’ constitutional rights.

Among her writings is “The ‘War on Terror’ and the Constitution”, a primer on lost rights. Columnist Nat Hentoff called the booklet “a sequel to Thomas Paine’s 1776 pamphlet, ‘Common Sense.’”

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