[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: "Close Guantanamo: Still America's Shame" Fri. 1/11 4:30 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Tue Jan 8 13:42:36 EST 2019

Hello again IAG supporters

Below is a reminder about Friday's visibility action on Guantanamo. The 
web page
contains a link to the flyer for the action:
http://www.pjw.info/gitmo17yl_flyer.pdf .

Keep spreading the word. We sent information out to some 600 people by 
mail and are hoping for a good turnout!

dan handelman
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


For immediate release                    January 8, 2019

                   "Close Guantanamo: Still America's Shame"

                      Visibility action, rally and march
               Expanded PPRC Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
                           Friday, January 11, 2019
                               4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

January 11, 2019 marks 17 years since the opening of the US prison camp
in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Local human rights, peace and justice
organizations are planning a visibility action, rally and march on
Friday, January 11 to mark the occasion with the message "Close
Guantanamo: Still America's Shame." The action is an expanded Portland
Peaceful Response Friday Rally for peace and justice, taking place from
4:30 PM* to 6:00 PM at the corner of SW Yamhill and Broadway, Pioneer
Courthouse Square. Cosponsoring the event are the Peace and Justice
Works Iraq Affinity Group and Amnesty International Group 48.

The prison now holds just 40 people (from a height of nearly 800 at one
point), and stands as a symbol of the United States' deteriorating
respect for due process, human rights and the rule of law. In early
2018, President Trump reversed President Obama's policy directive that
called to find a way to shut down Guantanamo. In July, 2018 the prison
marked its 6000th day of operation. Local Portland groups join
worldwide voices calling to Close Guantanamo Now!

A flyer for the event can be found at
http://www.pjw.info/gitmo17yl_flyer.pdf .

For more information contact Peace and Justice Works at (503) 236-3065
(call or text) or iraq at pjw.info.

*- PPRC rallies usually start at 5 PM but this event will begin at 4:30.

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