[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: 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
Thu Dec 30 17:00:53 EST 2021

Hello again IAG supporters

This is a reminder that next Friday, January 7, we have an expanded Friday 
rally for peace focusing on the 20 years since Guantanamo prison was 
opened, starting early at 4:30 PM. Of course, we will also be downtown 
tomorrow night on New Year's Eve, rain or shine, as with every week, at 
the normal 5 PM start time (SW Yamhill and Broadway).

As noted in the December 10 email first announcing the Dec. 7 rally, 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


Feel free to share with others, and we always welcome more 
cosponsors/endorsers if your group is interested!

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

                        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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