SAVE THE DATE! January 11, 2023, 12:00 PM, Close Guantanamo NOW!

 

Close Guantanamo 2020 vigil by Mohammed TajsarPhoto: Mohammed Tajsar

Close Guantanamo NOW!

SAVE THE DATE!

Please join ICUJP and allies in-person or online at:

ICUJP Close Guantanamo Live Stream

Wed., Jan. 11, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Pacific Time
Downtown LA Federal Bldg.,
300 N. Los Angeles St.,
Los Angeles 90012
Free and open to all

Please join ICUJP and allies online or in-person Wednesday, January 11, to mark the 21st anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and the human rights violations and torture it spawned.

At its peak, the illegal detention center at Guantanamo Bay held some 800 men and boys of Muslim faith - most of whom were never charged with a crime. Today, 35 prisoners still languish there.

After the Guantanamo Bay prison camp was opened, the Bush Administration commissioned the torture memos, a series of documents designed to retroactively provide a pseudo-legal justification for crimes against humanity. To date no one in the Bush administration has been called to account for writing and implementing these documents.

Let's send a message to President Biden:

Close Guantanamo NOW and release all detainees!
End torture NOW and prosecute the torturers and those who authorized them.

Speakers:

  • Estee Chandler, Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Jim Lafferty, National Lawyers Guild LA
  • Shane Que Hee, Out Against War
  • Mohammad Tajsar, ACLU of Southern California
  • Atra Flemons, CAIR
  • Michael Rapkin, Guantanamo Bar
  • Shakeel Syed, South Asian Network
  • Ysabel Gonzalez, Code Pink
  • Vincent DeStefano, AssangeDefense.org
  • Tarek Shawky, Shawky Law Office

Thank you to our event sponsors and endorsers!

Co-sponsors:                                            

               

 

National Religious Campaign Against Torture • Out Against War

 

Endorsers:

 ACLU of Southern California •
Addicted To War •  American Muslims for Palestine
Anti-racist Action/LA • CAIR •
Defending Rights and Dissent • 
Jewish Voice for Peace • KPFK 90.7FM • National Lawyers Guild LA • 
North Carolina Stop Torture Now • Out Against War • Reprieve UK •
September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows • St. Camillus Center • Topanga Peace Alliance • Witness Against Torture


Please assist ICUJP in fulfilling its mission:
Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence
 


Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
ICUJP

 

 

WHEN
January 11, 2023 at 12:00pm - 2pm
WHERE
Downtown Federal Building
300 N Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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CONTACT
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