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January 2, 2014
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
KAILUA, 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.
“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.
This report by HispanTV aired on July 13, 2013.
Former 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.
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.
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
Contact: (866) 973-4463
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.”
Indymedia: 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.
Guantanamo Hunger Strike Passes 60 Days; Protest Actions to Demand End to Indefinite Detention; Closure of Prison
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.