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No More Excuses: Shut Down Guantanamo!
Friday, January 8, 2021 4:30-6:00 PM
Expanded Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway

January 11, 2021 marks 19 years since the opening of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The prison now holds just 40 people (from a height of nearly 800 at one point). Although it stands as a symbol of the United States' lack of respect for due process, human rights and the rule of law, it has still remained active. In 2018, President Trump reversed President Obama's policy directive that called to shut down Guantanamo; President-elect Biden has not prioritized closing the camp despite calling it "an advertisement for creating terror." Local Portland groups join worldwide voices calling to Close Guantanamo Now!

This event will also be used to promote an online presentation by Sarah Mirk to talk about her graphic nonfiction book "Guantanamo Voices" followed by Q&A. That event will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7 PM. Get more information at

Event cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group; cosponsors include 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

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Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page posted November 24, 2020


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