[pjw] EVENT: Friday Jan 7, 4:30 PM- 20 Years Into the "War On Terror, " It's Way Past Time to Close Guantanamo
Peace and Justice Works
pjw at pjw.info
Fri Dec 10 18:33:05 EST 2021
Iraq Affinity Group supporters and allies
On Friday, January 7, we will host an expanded Friday Rally to mark 20
years of the ignominious prison at Guantanamo. Supported by our friends at
Amnesty International Group 48, this has become a regular painful reminder
of the US' horrible human rights abuses at the facility which is on Cuban
soil. Please share widely.
There are two versions of the flyer for the event, one is in color and the
other in black and white:
The below information can be found on our website at
We'll be handing out flyers at tonight's Friday rally which is starting
about 90 minutes from now!
Peace and Justice Works
Iraq Affinity Group
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065 (Office)
iraq at pjw.info
20 Years Into the "War On Terror,"
It's Way Past Time to Close Guantanamo
Friday, January 7, 2022 4:30-6:00 PM
Expanded Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway
On Friday, January 7 at 4:30 PM, join Portlanders for a rally and march
calling to close down the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 20 years
after it opened. Despite the fact that the "War on Terror" has been going
on for more than two decades, 39 people still languish in a facility that
has been home to violations of international law. The event is titled "20
Years Into the 'War On Terror,' It's Way Past Time to Close Guantanamo."
Most of those held at the facility have been denied access to legal help;
many have been exposed to harsh conditions that have been described as
torture. Many of the detainees have been cleared for release. Only a few
were convicted of crimes. Organizers of the event believe that continuing
to hold people in an off-shore prison without charges or prosecution is an
unacceptable violation of human rights, which is inspiring people to take
action against the United States in acts of so-called "terrorism." It is
far past time to shut it down.
The Friday Rally for Peace and Justice has been held weekly since
November, 2001, for the first 18.5 years by Portland Peaceful Respose
Coalition, and since March, 2020 by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity
Group. Normally the rally begins at 5 PM; this event begins at 4:30 to
underscore its importance.. Due to the pandemic we ask that participants
mask up and stay distanced for safety.
Event coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group,
cosponsored by Amnesty International Group 48.
For more information, especially if your group would like to cosponsor or
endorse this event, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or
iraq at pjw.info.
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