Close Guantanamo: NOTE changed time:
4:00 to 5:00 pm because of cold weather
Dress warmly, wear masks, and observe social distancing!
January 11 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The US camp at Guantánamo was hastily set up in 2002 by the U.S. military under the orders of the Bush regime, with the authorization of Congress, to illegally detain and hold prisoners indefinitely without charges. It became a training ground to develop torture “enhanced interrogation” techniques, drawing on brutal methods used by the U.S. and by tyrannies around the world in an official governmental effort to subvert, ignore, and trample on the rule of law.
On Tuesday, January 11, 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
New York Library Steps
5th Avenue @41st Street
U.S. actions at this camp are war crimes in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions and international law.
Seth Farber – Attorney and writer
Nancy Hollander – Attorney for Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Abd Rahim Al-Nashiri as well as Chelsea Manning
Debra Sweet – Director, World Can’t Wait
Jeremy Varon – Activist and professor of history
Join us to demand: Close Guantanamo Now!
Initiated by World Can’t Wait
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace, Granny Peace Brigade NYC, NYC-DSA Anti-War Working Group, NYC War Resisters League, Peace Action New York State, War Criminals Watch, Witness Against Torture
See it on Facebook and RSVP!
Also Wed. Jan. 12, 3:00 pm: Join Center for Constitutional Rights for a special program Guantánamo, Off the Record: 20 Years in the Fight, marking the 20th anniversary of the prison’s opening with candid reflections on two decades of CCR’s work to close it.
Sign petition by Amnesty International.
Get more info from Witness Against Torture.