Monday, January 11th marks the 14th year since the opening of the US Prison facility at Guantanamo Bay. More than 700 people have been held in Guantanamo and many have been released without charge. We’ve witnessed countless acts of torture, extreme physical and psychological violence, unfair trials, the targeting of Muslim men, and impunity for crimes committed by US government officials. This is a gross injustice to human rights and dignity and it must end now.
Activists all around the world will take to the streets starting this weekend to demand that Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility be closed once and for all.
San Francisco - Downtown March
When: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 1:30pm - 4pm
Where: Meet at the plaza on the northern corner of Market St at Montgomery. (Montgomery BART)
What to expect: A group of people in orange jumpsuits representing the Guantanamo prisoners will walk thru busy downtown San Francisco. People walking alongside them will explain our message with words and flyers to those we meet.
San Francisco - Golden Gate Peace Convergence
When: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 12pm - 2pm
Where: Golden Gate Bridge Hwy 101; Gather at Eastern walkway (Bay side)
What to expect: Peace Convergence in the middle of the bridge with peace signs, Shut Down Guantanamo signs, orange jumpsuits and black hoods.
Berkeley - Community Potluck and Discussion
When: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:30pm - 9pm
Where: Historic Berkeley Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar @ Bonita
What to expect: BE the Power in 2016! Discussion + creative strategizing conversation with Joanna Macy, Harvey Wasserman, Linda Seeley, Dennis Bernstein, Cynthia Papermaster, Jon Simon, many more! Community Potluck dinner.
San Jose - Film Screening
When: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Where: San Jose Peace & Justice Center at 48 S 7th St, San Jose , CA 95112
What to expect: Film Screening: The Road to Guantanamo
Honolulu - Walk of Silence
When: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 3pm - 5pm
Where: University of Hawaii - Manoa Law School Plaza
What to expect: A walk in orange jumpsuits, hoods and banners to the University Campus Center where we will stand in silence.
Los Angeles - Rally
When: January 11, 2015 at 12pm - 2pm
Where: Downtown Federal Building at 300 N Los Angeles St
What to expect: Tableau of hooded, jump-suited prisoners, speakers from progressive organizations and local attorneys who represent prisoners in Guantanamo.
Washington DC - Visions of Homecoming
When: Sunday, January 10, 5-7pm
Where: Impact Hub DC (419 7th St NW 3rd floor, Washington DC 20004)
What to expect: Musicians, poets and activists dreaming of homecomings for the Cuban people and those locked away in Guantanamo. Howard University professor Rhone Fraser, a delegate on two of the 2015 CODEPINK delegations to Cuba, including the trip to Guantanamo, will be speaking on behalf of CODEPINK.
Washington DC - White House Rally and March
When: Monday, January 11, 12pm
Where: The White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500)
What to expect: CODEPINK and groups including World Can't Wait, Amnesty International and Witness Against Torture rally at the White House.
New York City - Rally
When: January 11, 2016 at 12pm - 2pm
Where: Father Duffy square at 46th & Broadway
What to expect: Speakers with calls for action, signs for peace
Miami - Protest and Rally
When: January 09, 2016 at 2pm - 4pm
Where: NW 36th St and NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL
What to expect: March to US Southern Command 9301 NW 33rd St and rally
For more information on these events, click on the location or our Action Calendar.
"One day of unlawful detention is an outrage, 14 years is an abomination." - Michael Ratner, who represented the Guantanamo Bay detainees before the U.S. Supreme Court
Fourteen years of torture. Fourteen years of shame. Join us to put an end to it.
Alli, Andrea, Ariel, Chelsea, Janet, Jodie, Medea, Michaela, Michelle, Nancy K., Nancy M., Tighe