Protest Torture in DC June 22-25, 2011

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From Witness Against Torture

When it comes to Guantanamo Bay, the politics of fear and cynicism have won out over any promised hope or change.
- Letter to the Editor in the Washington Post on April 28, 2011 by Matthew W. Daloisio

We must continue to speak and act against the ongoing crime of Guantanamo!

We walk in shame and grief and anger.

We walk mindful of broken promises, hollow words, and bankrupt institutions.

We walk for men torn from their families and homelands, tortured and abused by this nation, still detained without charge or trial after all these years.


We walk because we know that torture is wrong, that the indefinite detention of people without charge is wrong, and that vilification of South Asians and Muslims is wrong.

We walk because we cannot and will not accept injustice, forsake hope, and forget the humanity of the men detained by the United States at Guantanamo, Bagram, and other detention sites.

From June 22-25, 2011, Witness Against Torture will return to our nation’s capitol. Please Join us. *

 

22 June 2011: DAY OF PREPARATION
12-2 vigil @ the Department of Justice
5pm dinner @ St. Stephen’s
6:30pm action planning at location TBA

23 June 2011: DAY OF ACTION

11am Solemn procession from the White House to the Department of Justice to the Supreme Court to Congress

24 June 2011: DAY OF FASTING

12pm-2pm vigil @ the Department of Justice

25 June 2011: DAY OF SOLIDARITY

7am-7pm vigil @ the White House with the Torture Abolition Survivor’s Support Coalition as part of their week for survivors of torture

* For those in DC on June 1, please note this important event to kick off Torture Awareness Month.

Additional information will be posted in the coming weeks at www.witnesstorture.org. You can let us know you are coming by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please DOWNLOAD and distribute our new flier!


"THE ONLY WAY OUT OF GUANTANAMO IS IN A COFFIN"

From Andy Worthington: “The last living prisoner to be released from Guantánamo was Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed, an Algerian who was repatriated against his will in January. Since then, an Afghan prisoner, Awal Gul, died in February, and on last week the US military announced that another Afghan prisoner, Inayatullah, who was 37 years old, “died of an apparent suicide,” early on the morning of May 18.”

Main Calls to Action Protest Torture in DC June 22-25, 2011

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.