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On Eve of Obama National Security Speech, Writers, Performers, Academics Call for Closure of Guantanamo, End of Indefinite Detention & War Crimes

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2013       
Contact: (866) 973-4463                                  
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Inspired by the hunger strike of most remaining Guantanamo prisoners, hundreds of people in the arts, law, public life and academia have made an urgent call to Obama to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, where 166 men are still held, and “the release of the cleared Guantanamo prisoners now, and an end to indefinite detention without charge for the others, before they lose their lives.”  

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Bay Area Protests Against Guantanamo, John Yoo and Eric Holder

Gitmo SF newspaper protestIndymedia: Escaped Guantanamo Prisoners Spotted on BART

Inspired by an action organized by the London Guantanamo Campaign, anti-torture activists boarded BART trains on Saturday wearing the iconic orange jumpsuits and black hoods associated with detainees at Guantanamo. Somewhat ironically, the hooded prisoners read a newspaper filled with news about the prisoners' hunger strike, which after two months has finally succeeded in doing what none of us have been able to do for the last 11 years - awaken public awareness and discussion of the ethical and legal problems of holding people indefinitely with no charges.

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Guantanamo Hunger Strike Passes 60 Days; Protest Actions to Demand End to Indefinite Detention; Closure of Prison

For immediate release | April 8, 2013

What: Rallies, Protests, Visual Photo-ops
Where: Across U.S.
When: April 11, 2013

Across the U.S. on Thursday, street protests will support prisoners detained at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo who are engaged in a large-scale hunger strike, which began in early February. Some are now in critical condition.

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Antiwar Demonstration to Meet Obama in San Francisco

Supporting Guantánamo Hunger Strikers, Bradley Manning and Protesting Drones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday April 3, 2013
Event: Antiwar Protest at Barack Obama’s $32,500/plate dinner
When: 4pm onward, Wednesday April 3, 2013
Where: Home of Gordon and Ann Getty
2870 Broadway (at Baker)
San Francisco

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Journalist Expert on U.S. Prison in Guantanamo Speaks on 11th Anniversary of Illegal Prison

For Immediate Release January 10, 2013

Andy Worthington has spent the last seven years researching and writing about Guantánamo, and the men held there.  Based in London, he is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, and the co-director, with Polly Nash, of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo.”

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Veterans, Occupiers and War Opponents Protest US Wars for Empire and Demand Release of Pfc. Manning at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

What: Rally & photo-op
When: Tuesday, September 4 starting at 12noon

Where: Marshall Park (3rd and McDowell), Charlotte NC




Today, outside of the Democratic National Convention, protesters will gather in support of the soldier accused of leaking classified records to WikiLeaks, Pfc Manning.   They will demand that the Army drops charges against Manning, on the basis that the leaks provided essential information to the public about the effect of the "global war on terror," most notably the Collateral Murder incident where Iraqi civilians were killed.  Protesters insist that all the wars the US is engaged in, both covert and conventional, end immediately.

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Protesters, Clergy, Community to Remember Victims of U.S. / NATO Wars

Above, protesting the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20. More photos

Press Advisory

21 May 2012

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Monday, May 21 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church , 125 E. 26th St., Chicago

As the Obama administration expresses fury at Pakistani resistance to further NATO war operations and excludes Pakistan's president from the NATO Summit, members of the wider community will gather to memorialize people killed by U.S. airstrikes and drone attacks in Pakistan as well as in the U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as U.S./NATO operations in Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere.  Recognizing what veterans on Sunday called "the burden of blood that has stained these medals", Trinity Church has opened its lawn to expressions of grief and remembrance by the entire community.

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Debra Sweet, Executive Director, World Can’t Wait, To Receive 2012 American Humanist Award as “Heroine”

For immediate release 
May 7, 2012

Debra Sweet, World Can’t Wait Director, will receive the 2012 American Humanist Association’s (AHA) Humanist Heroine Award. The award will be presented at the AHA national conference on June 9 in New Orleans and is a joint presentation of the AHA and its Feminist Caucus. Since 1982, this award is given annually to women who promote and advance the ideals of human rights and gender justice using a non-theological approach. Past awardees have included Judy Norsigian, Robin Morgan, Julia Sweeney and Amy Goodman.

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Stop & Frisk Practice of NYPD to be Challenged at Trial of “New Freedom Fighters”

Click here for more on the protest last October 21.

For Immediate Release
April 24, 2012
Contact:  Steve Yip 917 868 6007 Elaine Brower 917 520 0767

When:      Monday, April 30
Press Conference 8:45 am; Trial 9:30 am
       
Where:     Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, 100 Centre Street, on street, trial Room 506
               
What:       Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix, leaders of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and 18 others to be tried for disorderly conduct arrests protesting NYPD “Stop and Frisk”
 
New York NY – On Monday, April 30, 20 protesters will stand trial on disorderly conduct charges in the first mass trial of Occupy Wall Street-related arrests stemming from an October 21, 2011 non-violent civil disobedience protest of “stop and frisk” policy at the NYPD 28th Precinct in Harlem. 

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KPFA Radio Special Featuring Andy Worthington & World Can't Wait

Welcome to a special broadcast by Project Censored on Pacifica Radio. Join Mickey Huff, along with co-hosts Dr. Peter Phillips; Dr. Andy Roth, the associate director of Project Censored; and Abby Martin of Media Roots. Today's special program is "Brought to Justice"? -- The Indefinite Detention and Targeted Killing of the Rule of Law. Joining us will be investigative journalist Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files and co-director of Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo; Pardiss Kebriaei, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, who has represented a number of the men detained at Guantanamo and is also counsel in Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, which concerns targeted killings by the executive in zones outside of armed conflict. We will also have music and commentary from one of the most notable political folk musicians of our time, the one and only David Rovics. We hear from Dr. Almerindo Ojeda, professor of linguistics and director of the Guantánamo Testimonials Project at University of California, Davis; and we round out today’s special with Stephanie Tang of World Can’t Wait.

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.