[pjw] REMINDER: Visibility Action: "Guantanamo: Serving Injustice for 16 Long Years" Thurs 1/11- 3:30 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Thu Jan 4 17:27:29 EST 2018

Hey PJW supporters
FYI, I'm still looking for a person who can help lift the 50-lb tower of 
peace AND (ideally) who owns a vehicle with a roof rack we can use to 
transport it next Thursday-- we'd need to meet here at 2:30 PM and be back 
and unloaded around 6:30.

In any case, there's now a facebook listing for next Thursday's event, and 
with just a week to go I'm sending out this updated calendar listing as a 
reminder and, I hope, so you will share it with others.

dan h
peace and justice works iraq affinity group


Peace and Justice Works
    Iraq Affinity Group
    PO Box 42456
    Portland, OR   97242
    (503) 236-3065  (Office)
    iraq at pjw.info

Calendar Listing

For immediate release                            January 4, 2017

                      Serving Injustice for 16 Long Years"

                                Visibility Action
                           Thursday, January 11, 2018
                                  3:30-5:30 PM
               SE Hawthorne & Grand (East end of Hawthorne Bridge)
                         Featuring the "Tower of Peace"

To mark another year of the now-nearly empty prison camp at Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba, Portlanders will hold a visibility action at the east end of
the Hawthorne Bridge (SE Hawthorne & Grand) on Thursday, January 18,
2018, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The event is titled "Guantanamo: Serving
Injustice for 16 Long Years" and will feature the 12-foot-tall "Tower
of Peace" strung with banners reading "CLOSE GITMO NOW-Stop Inspiring

The prison now holds under 50 people (from a height of nearly 800 at
one point), and is widely considered to be a stain on the United
States' claimed support for due process, human rights and the rule of
law. Congress blocked President Obama from closing the prison, while
President Trump has promised to fill it up with "bad guys." Trump
called for the man who ran over pedestrians in New York in November to
be sent to Guantanamo (even though it is far-fetched to call him an
"enemy combatant").

Last year this action was held despite the massive snowstorm that hit
Portland on January 11. Our commitment to shutting down Guantanamo
continues undeterred.

The event is being cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity
Group, Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, Portland Close Guantanamo
Coalition, and others. Groups who would like to join as a cosponsor (at
no cost, though donations are gladly accepted), or for more
information, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or
iraq at pjw.info.

A flyer and other information on this event can be found at
http://www.pjw.info/guantanamo_16yl.html . Check out the Facebook page for 
this event at
https://www.facebook.com/events/181616252583410/ .

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