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PROTEST 11 Years of Guantanamo Prison

- Imprisoned Without Charges -
- Imprisoned Without a Trial -
Year, After Year, After Year...

GLN permalink 1-4-2013

When President Obama came into office, his first promise was to close Guantanamo Prison. Four years later, it is a broken promise.

Jan 11, 2013 marks 11 years since the United States opened Guantanamo Bay Prison at its illegal base on the island of Cuba. While many of the over 700 men who have been held there have been released, some remain imprisoned despite being cleared for release.

This year we want to bring the stories of these men to the people of this country. We want to challenge the government's efforts to get the people of conscience to forget this crime and to relinquish their humanity. We cannot let stand the travesty that Guantanamo was and continues to be, and we cannot let stand the conscious actions of this government to get good people to go along with their crimes.

We will show who these men are who are held without charge or trial and have suffered abuse at the hands of our government. We will expose the government's efforts to normalize its policy of indefinite imprisonment across the globe - from Afghanistan, at a prison inside the Bagram Air Force Base, to secret black sites, and here in the U.S., with the National Defense Authorization Act.

Meet in Federal Plaza at 12 pm for a rally and press conference, followed by a march to protest the opening of the pro-torture "Zero Dark Thirty" movie.

Help spread the word by joining the Facebook event and inviting your friends!

Participating groups include the Chicago chapter of World Can't Wait, Illinois Coalition against Torture, 8th Day Center for Justice, Amnesty International, Voices For Creative Non-Violence and the Gay Liberation Network.


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