Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Midwest Protests Guantanamo Detention

January 11, 2012 -- the 10th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay Detention Center -- was a global day of action to protest indefinite detention, unfair trials, and torture by the U.S. in Guantanamo, Bagram, and other prisons around Afghanistan and around the world.

Major protests were held in Washington, D.C. Below is information on protests in Chicago and other Midwest cities. Please post links in the comments section to other Midwest J11 actions!

Chicago, January 11, 2012: Protesters against Guantanamo detention
march in front of Federal Court Building

January 7 teach-in
January 11 rally - Federal Plaza, Chicago
VIDEO: January 11 rally - Federal Plaza, Chicago
January 14 screening - Andy Worthington and "Outside the Law"
Other J11 events in Chicago

Protest against Guantanamo detention in Minneapolis, January 11, 2012

Minneapolis January 9 protest - including focus on Guantanamo memo co-author Robert Delahunty, now a St. Thomas Law School professor

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Chicago was the site of major protests against U.S. detention practices in Guantanamo, as well as in Bagram, other prisons throughout Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the world, on and around January 11, 2012. We called for an end to indefinite detention, unfair trials, and torture.

(See Chicago Protests Guantanamo Detention)

Year after year, hundreds of thousands of people from Chicago and the surrounding area gather on the lakeshore to watch aerial displays by an array of planes. Most don't suspect that they are being subjected to an intense propaganda effort by multiple branches of the U.S. military.  The Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo views this as a perfect opportunity to engage with the public and enlist them in the growing movement against U.S. war, torture, surveillance, and other crimes.  We will join activists from many other peace and justice groups who have had a growing presence at this event in recent years.

(See August 16-17: Protest U.S. Kidnapping, Torture, and Drone Assassinations at the 2014 Chicago Air and Water Show Protest )

In the tallgrass prairie native to Chicago, there are certain flowers that are very pretty but if you try to cut them down, they just come back ten times as strong.

(See Never Try to Silence a Tuesdayista )