January 11, 2013
10 Years Too Many: National Day of Action Against Guantánamo
Join The Rochester Close Guantanamo Vigil
12 Corners Brighton, Rochester, NY 14624 Fri, Jan 11, 2013 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
We will stand at the 12 Corners, Brighton, some in orange jumpsuits and black hoods. We will hold signs and candles, and urge the public to realize that Guantanamo is still operating.
Please feel free to bring your own sign of solidarity for justice calling for the immediate closing of the Guantanamo Prison.
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
- Revise the Army Field Manual to help ensure torture isn’t used again
- 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.
Rochester Action sponsored by:
Rochester Against War, Peace Committee of PIA, Veterans For Peace, and other committed local organizations.
National Action sponsored by:
Amnesty International USA · Witness Against Torture · Center for Constitutional Rights · Physicians for Human Rights · National Religious Campaign Against Torture · Bill of Rights Defense Committee · 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 Americas Watch (SOAW) · Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV) · National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance · September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows · WarIsACrime.org