May 23: Global Day of Action to Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention
Not Another Broken Promise! Not Another Day in Guantanamo!
On May 23rd of last year, President Obama again promised to close the detention facility at Guantánamo. His pledge came in response to the mass hunger strike by men protesting their indefinite detention and to the renewed, global condemnation of the prison. One year later, far too little has changed: few detained men have left the prison, and hunger strikes and forced feeding continue.
JOIN US in Chicago to urge President Obama and Congress to end indefinite detention and close the detention facility at Guantánamo. There will be simultaneous actions across the country, too.
We will gather at 4:30pm at the Water Tower Park (Chicago and N. Michigan Ave.). There will be a performance piece highlighting the poems of the men detained at Guantanamo and speech Pres. Obama made this time last year. Then we will march to Tribune Plaza and perform a skit and mic check to give voice to the men at Guantanamo. Lastly we will march to Millenium Park and end our march there with a mic check.
If you are on Facebook, please join our event there and invite friends!