Peace and Justice Works
"30+ People, 21 Years and Many Human Rights Violations in Guantanamo"
On Friday, January 13, people in Portland will gather at Pioneer
Courthouse Square (SW Yamhill and Broadway) for a rally and march calling
to close down the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The prison was
opened on January 11, 2002, twenty-one years ago. Over 30 people remain
there, even though most of the active military aspects of the "war on
terror" have subsided, hundreds of prisoners have been released, and many
have never been charged with a crime. All over the world, Guantanamo is
seen as a blemish on human rights, including its history of torture and
Friday, January 13, 2023 4:30-6:00 PM
Expanded Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
Efforts to shut down Guantanamo have been hampered by Congressional bills
prohibiting funds being used to do so. Instead, America spends hundreds of
millions of dollars a year to maintain this site of injustice.
The Friday Rally for Peace and Justice has been held weekly since
November, 2001. It was hosted for the first 18.5 years by Portland
Peaceful Response Coalition, and since March, 2020 has been coordinated 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Still from event (via Amnesty Int'l Group 48)
Fact Sheet (1/13/23)
Photo of event (1/13/23)