Peace and Justice Works
20 Years Into the "War On Terror,"
On Friday, January 7 at 4:30 PM, join Portlanders for a rally and march
calling to close down the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 20 years
after it opened. Despite the fact that the "War on Terror" has been going
on for more than two decades, 39 people still languish in a facility that
has been home to violations of international law. The event is titled "20
Years Into the 'War On Terror,' It's Way Past Time to Close Guantanamo."
It's Way Past Time
to Close Guantanamo
Friday, January 7, 2022 4:30-6:00 PM
Expanded Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
Most of those held at the facility have been denied access to legal help;
many have been exposed to harsh conditions that have been described as
torture. Many of the detainees have been cleared for release. Only a few
were convicted of crimes. Organizers of the event believe that continuing
to hold people in an off-shore prison without charges or prosecution is an
unacceptable violation of human rights, which is inspiring people to take
action against the United States in acts of so-called "terrorism." It is
far past time to shut it down.
The Friday Rally for Peace and Justice has been held weekly since
November, 2001, for the first 18.5 years by Portland Peaceful Response
Coalition, and since March, 2020 by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity
Group. Normally the rally begins at 5 PM; this event begins at 4:30 to
underscore its importance.. Due to the pandemic we ask that participants
mask up and stay distanced for safety.
Event coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group,
cosponsored by 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 email@example.com.
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Fact Sheet (1/7/22)