Close Guantanamo Bay Day

Did you wear your Orange today (January 11th)? I did. I was unaware of the protests scheduled in Phoenix on January 7th (in other words, I missed it), but did wear orange today as I was aware of the relevence of the date.

As reported on CommonDreams.org:

Protests Mark 6 Years of Guantanamo

NEW YORK – Human rights activists will lead rallies across the United States today to build pressure on the Bush administration and Congress to end the detention of foreign prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military camp. From Washington, DC to Boise, Idaho,
civil libertarians plan to hold more than 20 demonstrations and sit-ins across the country and have encouraged their supporters to wear orange as an expression of opposition to indefinite detention and torture. Orange is the color of the jumpsuits worn by the first Guantanamo detainees. Their photographs were first released by the Department of Defense in 2002.

As reported at OneWorld.net:

The “Close Guantanamo” campaign initiated by the ACLU and other rights advocacy groups will include events across the United States throughout the month of January, but it will reach its climax today with rallies and demonstrations in major towns and cities including Boston; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; St. Louis; Tampa; and Washington, DC.

At a previous rally to close Guantanamo. ©

Click here for ACLU schedule of Protests throughout the month of January.

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~ by swfreedomlover on January 11, 2008.

One Response to “Close Guantanamo Bay Day”

  1. Yup, I wore my orange on January 11. Now, when are we going to protest the fact that Congress hasn’t impeached Bush and Chaney yet? They have committed war crimes against the people of Iraq, lied to the American People to get us to go to war, had American soldiers killed, wounded and maimed for no good reason and still Congress does nothing!

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