Close Guantanamo Now Rally - January 11, 2022


Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) will hold its eleventh annual "Close Guantanamo Now" protest rally



WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Downtown Los Angeles Federal Building at 300 N. Los Angeles St. 90012 (in front of the building)

Grace Dyrness, activist/ ICUJP Board member emeritus, will serve as moderator. Speakers who have so far accepted include:

  • Mohammad Tajsar of the ACLU of Southern California
  • Jim Lafferty of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Carley Towne of Code Pink
  • Shane Que Hee of Out Against War
  • Shakeel Syed of American Muslims for Palestine
  • Estee Chandler of Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Fayaz Nawabi of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) 

There will be a tableau of kneeling, orange-jumpsuited, black-hooded detainees. The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook HERE.


ICUJP demands that the U.S. shut down Guantánamo Bay detention camp, a promise that President Obama made during his first presidential campaign in 2008. Read more HERE.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH Senate Judiciary Committee on Twitter: "We must stop turning a blind eye to injustice." Recently, Majid Khan became the first Guantanamo detainee to testify about his torture in a CIA black site.

"Close Guantanamo" sung to the melody of "Guantanamera" words by Stephen Longfellow Fiske

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) asked our resident folksinger, Stephen Fiske, and our videographer, Robert Corsini, to create this song and video for our third annual protest against Guantanamo held on Jan. 11, 2014. We are thrilled with the results and thank all those who supported this effort, particularly the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (

January 11, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Downtown Los Angeles Federal Building
300 N Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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Morgan Tucker ·
Ed Charles Ed Charles Matt McCoy Avon Leekley Roberta Frye Richard Bunce Vincent De Stefano Julie Alley Mian Waheed Fernando Fernando Veda Veach abraham marquez Cathy Deppe Anthony Manousos Andy Griggs Atra Flemons Robert Corsini Lenore Dowling, IHM

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