Friday, November 18, 2011


January 11, 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility ("Gitmo").

People from across the country will converge on Washington, D.C., to protest U.S. detention policies and its abandonment of due process. Actions will take place locally in Chicago and many, many other cities.

Between now and then, we'll be getting the message out:

#gitmoFAIL! #humanrights #justice ((#Guantanamo 1.11.12 ))

Because Gitmo represents all the ways the U.S. government commits human rights violations and commits war crimes with impunity.

#gitmoFAIL! #islamophobia ((#guantanamo 1.11.12 ))
from @TheResponseFilm

Because Gitmo stands for the cynical exploitation of islamophobia to pit us against each other.

#gitmoFAIL! #jan11 #2711 is the # of people still detained
without charge or fair trial at #bagram and #guantanamo

from @worldcantwait

Because Gitmo symbolizes all the failures of the current administration.

Because ....


Join us!

Related posts

 Diverse artists and media kept the question of Guantanamo alive during 2010. Here's my list of "Arts and Media 2010 Responses to #Guantanamo" favorites -- tweeted during December, 2010.

(See Arts and Media 2010 Responses to #Guantanamo )

There is an eerie similarity between events in the book Paul Revere's Ride and events in our world today. I'm thinking particularly of how a network of mass resistance springs into action.

(See New World Counterinsurgency: Deja Vu All Over Again)

Read about the #AfghanistanTuesday campaign - in which people made time every week to remember what's happening in Afghanistan and push for change.

(See Making an Impact on #AfghanistanTuesday)