JANUARY 6-13 – FAST FOR JUSTICE
Our community will gather in Washington DC from January 6-13 to engage in an 8 day, liquid only fast. We invite folks to join us for a day, for the duration, in DC, or at home.
Let us know if you can come, or if you plan to join us in fasting. For those participating from afar, we will have resources available, daily updates, and two conference calls with the fasting community in DC. For those in DC, we will provide housing from Jan. 5-14.
In addition to the fast, we will be engaging in daily activities to highlight the ongoing crimes of Guantanamo, Bagram, indefinite detention, drones, and lack of accountability for torture.
*e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to come to DC in January
*there will be a conference call the week of Dec. 30th for those coming to DC
JANUARY 11 DAY OF ACTION AGAINST GUANTANAMO
Rally and procession to mark the 12th anniversary of Guantánamo, and to demand its closure.
WHERE: White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, D.C.)
- Noon – Gather for rally and witness at the White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
- 1 p.m. – Procession leaves from White House, ends at 2:30 p.m.
- Speakers: TBA
Housing: Free housing available at a D.C. church on January 10. Email email@example.com for more info.
Sponsoring Organizations: Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, the World Can’t Wait. Blue Lantern Project, & CloseGitmo.net.
This January 11, 2014 marks the unacceptable 12th anniversary of indefinite detention without charge or trial at Guantánamo. Join us in Washington, D.C. to witness this anniversary together, and to call on President Obama to finally fulfill his broken promise to shut it down. Obama has the power to close Guantánamo, and the new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2014) just approved by Congress makes it even easier for him to do so. 158 men remain detained at Guantánamo; most should never have been detained in the first place and are entering their 13th year of being deprived of their liberty without any charge or trial. They must be tried in a fair court or released; Guantánamo must be shut down.
In response to the Hunger Strike at Guantanamo, WAT has organized a rolling fast which will continue until January. We are so grateful to the over 200 people who have been so committed to the rolling fast these last few months, and welcome anyone who would like to join the fast in December and beyond! Please take a look at the December rolling fast calendar and consider participating. After choosing when you would like to fast, please email the date/s to firstname.lastname@example.org