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On Eve of Obama National Security Speech, Writers, Performers, Academics Call for Closure of Guantanamo, End of Indefinite Detention & War Crimes

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2013       
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Inspired by the hunger strike of most remaining Guantanamo prisoners, hundreds of people in the arts, law, public life and academia have made an urgent call to Obama to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, where 166 men are still held, and “the release of the cleared Guantanamo prisoners now, and an end to indefinite detention without charge for the others, before they lose their lives.”  

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Guantanamo Hunger Strike Passes 60 Days; Protest Actions to Demand End to Indefinite Detention; Closure of Prison

For immediate release | April 8, 2013

What: Rallies, Protests, Visual Photo-ops
Where: Across U.S.
When: April 11, 2013

Across the U.S. on Thursday, street protests will support prisoners detained at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo who are engaged in a large-scale hunger strike, which began in early February. Some are now in critical condition.

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Antiwar Demonstration to Meet Obama in San Francisco

Supporting Guantánamo Hunger Strikers, Bradley Manning and Protesting Drones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday April 3, 2013
Event: Antiwar Protest at Barack Obama’s $32,500/plate dinner
When: 4pm onward, Wednesday April 3, 2013
Where: Home of Gordon and Ann Getty
2870 Broadway (at Baker)
San Francisco

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Journalist Expert on U.S. Prison in Guantanamo Speaks on 11th Anniversary of Illegal Prison

For Immediate Release January 10, 2013

Andy Worthington has spent the last seven years researching and writing about Guantánamo, and the men held there.  Based in London, he is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, and the co-director, with Polly Nash, of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo.”

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Veterans, Occupiers and War Opponents Protest US Wars for Empire and Demand Release of Pfc. Manning at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

What: Rally & photo-op
When: Tuesday, September 4 starting at 12noon

Where: Marshall Park (3rd and McDowell), Charlotte NC




Today, outside of the Democratic National Convention, protesters will gather in support of the soldier accused of leaking classified records to WikiLeaks, Pfc Manning.   They will demand that the Army drops charges against Manning, on the basis that the leaks provided essential information to the public about the effect of the "global war on terror," most notably the Collateral Murder incident where Iraqi civilians were killed.  Protesters insist that all the wars the US is engaged in, both covert and conventional, end immediately.

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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.