Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Human Chain Will Protest Guantanamo, Bagram on January 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC--Join a rally in Washington, DC and help create a human chain of more than 2,000 people, representing the individuals still detained without charge or fair trial at Guantánamo and Bagram, from the White House to the Capitol.  A coalition of justice groups will gather on the Empire’s capitol on January 11, 2012 to protest unconstitutional detainment and torture at US military prisons.

We will raise our voices and demand:

Close Guantánamo & end abuses at Bagram
End indefinite detention and unfair military commissions
Charge and fairly try detainees or release them
Ensure accountability for torture: investigate, prosecute and provide
remedy for victims
Close the “torture loophole” in Appendix M of the Army Field Manual
Fight Islamophobia

With few exceptions, the Bush detention regime has been more deeply institutionalized by the Obama administration, and the failure to close Guantánamo is but one in a string of unkept promises. While the media has largely abandoned the issue, a bipartisan consensus is emerging to commit permanently to terrible policies. We need to speak out with a new determination to reach policy-makers, the media, and the public. Buses will be coming to Washington DC from cities throughout the Eastern United States.

For more information, e-mail: security@aiusa.org or jan11@witnesstorture.org or

Sponsored By: Amnesty International USA, Witness Against TortureCenter for Constitutional Rights, Physicians for Human Rights, No More Guantánamos, Pax Christi, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC), Catholic Worker, War Resisters League, World Can’t Wait, Code Pink,War Criminals Watch, School of the America’s Watch (SOAW), Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV), September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, WarIsACrime.org

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