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Close Guantanamo NOW Proponents Plan US Speaking Tour January 9-17

Press Advisory
January 2, 2014
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Guantanamo Bay Prison at 12 Years
Close Guantanamo NOW Proponents Plan US Speaking Tour January 9-17

What: Public lectures/panels by opponents of the US prison in Guantanamo Bay
When: January 9-17
Where:  Campus and community events in New York City; Washington, D.C; Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco, Pomona, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA

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Orange Jumpsuits Follow Obama to his Hawaiian Vacation

Reuters | December 29, 2013

Protest at Obama's Hawaii residenceKAILUA, Hawaii -- Returning from an early Saturday morning gym visit at nearby Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Obama's motorcade passed a few dozen protesters holding signs with slogans including “Drones: Unethical and Illegal,” “U.S. Bases Out” and “Close Guantánamo Now.” Others expressed their opposition to genetically modified foods.

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Support Rallies in Response to 35 year Sentence for Whistle-Blower Bradley Manning

World Can't Wait | August 21, 2013

“On behalf of the millions affected by the illegitimate, unjust, immoral wars and torture carried by the Bush regime, and continued by the Obama administration, we are outraged at the 35 year prison sentence just put on Bradley Manning.

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Guantánamo sigue la alimentación forzosa en el Ramadán

This report by HispanTV aired on July 13, 2013.

Torture Lawyer John Yoo, Drafted Legal Rationale for NSA Spying, Protested in San Francisco

Rebecca Bowe | July 10, 2013

Protesting John YooFormer U.S. Department of Justice attorney John Yoo is no stranger to protests. He’s responsible for drafting controversial memos under the Bush Administration to provide legal justification for torture, and as a result, anti-war activists have been following him around for years.

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Over a Thousand Activists Sign Full-Page Ad to Close Guantanamo

by Michele Richinick | May 23, 2013

On the morning President Obama is to outline and defend his counterterrorism strategy marred with controversy, more than 1,300 activists and politicians signed a call to action singling out the administrations’ record on civil liberties by featuring a full-page advertisement Thursday in the national edition of the New York Times.

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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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Bay Area Protests Against Guantanamo, John Yoo and Eric Holder

Gitmo SF newspaper protestIndymedia: Escaped Guantanamo Prisoners Spotted on BART

Inspired by an action organized by the London Guantanamo Campaign, anti-torture activists boarded BART trains on Saturday wearing the iconic orange jumpsuits and black hoods associated with detainees at Guantanamo. Somewhat ironically, the hooded prisoners read a newspaper filled with news about the prisoners' hunger strike, which after two months has finally succeeded in doing what none of us have been able to do for the last 11 years - awaken public awareness and discussion of the ethical and legal problems of holding people indefinitely with no charges.

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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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