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12 YEARS IS TOO MANY!
If you are outraged at the fact that GUANTANAMO IS
STILL OPEN and want to help get the truth out to many more
to get this tour on the road.
Coming to Los Angeles starting January 15
The Close Guantánamo NOW
Campus/Community Speaking Tour January 9-17
If, as Obama says, "the war on terror" is winding down, why will this government not
close Guantánamo? Five years after Obama's first promise to close Guantánamo,
it remains open. Now the prisoners are so desperate, they would rather starve
themselves on a hunger strike than "live" in the torture of
indefinite detention. What is our responsibility to see that this immoral
prison closes once and for all?
With expert testimony from UK journalist Andy Worthington and challenging analysis from Debra Sweet, director
of World Can't Wait, the tour will begin in New York City and go to Washington DC to join in protests at the White House
demanding the immediate closure of Guantánamo. From there it will go on
to the San Francisco Bay Area and southern California. The tour will hit key college
campuses, reaching law students and a whole generation of young people who have
never heard the stories of the Guantánamo prisoners.
As the Guantánamo Bay prison enters its 13th year, 76 prisoners who were cleared for release years ago are still
unjustly imprisoned. Prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest
their conditions, drawing international attention to the outrage of Guantánamo.
The U.S. military has now declared that it will not release any information to the media
or the public about the prisoners on hunger strike.
Wednesday January 15
11:30 am — MLK Luncheon with Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace
United Methodist Church — 3320 W. Adams
Keynote Speaker: Andy Worthington
Andy Worthington, a journalist based in the U.K., has
covered the prison intensely since 2006. In hundreds of articles, he's
uncovered the lives of the men held without charge, and the stories the US created
about them. Author of The Guantanamo Files; Stories of the 774 Men Held
at Guantanamo, and co- director of the film Outside the Law: Stories from
Guantanamo, he further developed our knowledge of the treatment of the
prisoners by studying the Guantanamo Detainee Briefs released by WikiLeaks in
2011, courtesy of Private Manning. Follow him @GuantanamoAndy.
Wednesday January 15
Revolution Books — 5726 Hollywood Boulevard
Screening: Doctors of the Darkside
Panel Discussion Andy Worthington, Debra Sweet and Jason Leopold
Debra Sweet is the director of The World Can't Wait, and a
leader of years of protest of indefinite detention and torture by the United
States, including a full-page ad in The New York Times in May 2013 picturing
Guantanamo prisoners for the first time in those pages, and bringing together
prisoners' attorneys, academics, artists, and voices of conscience to declare
“Close Guantanamo NOW.” Follow Debra on twitter @DSweetWCW
Jason Leopold @jasonleopold is an investigative reporter
covering Guantanamo, counterterrorism, national security, human rights, open government and civil
liberties issues. He's been called a "FOIA Terrorist" by federal
employees for his aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act, which
included suing the FBI and forcing the agency to changes its policies.
Orange County Event
Thursday January 16: Anaheim 7pm: Unitarian Universalist Church 511 S Harbor Blvd. Sponsored by IUCC
Advocates for Peace and Justice, Orange County Peace Coalition, Pax Christi
Orange County with Andy Worthington and Jason Leopold
Cal Poly Pomona
Friday January 17
Bronco Student Center, Orion Room, 3801 W. Temple Avenue
Panel Discussion with Andy Worthington, Debra Sweet and Dennis Loo