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Not Another Broken Promise! Not Another Day in Guantanamo!

When: Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Tremont & Park Sts. • Park St T • Boston

Rally
Global Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention

On May 23rd of last year, President Obama again promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo. 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 force feeding continues.

Demonstrations will be taking place across the United States and the world to demand that President Obama and the US Congress end indefinite detention and close the prison at Guantanamo.

Please join the Boston Coalition Against Torture for a spirited demonstration at Boston Common on Friday, May 23rd 12-1pm.

During his May 2013 speech, President Obama asked the American people: “Look at the current situation, where we are force feeding detainees who are being held on a hunger strike… Is this who we are?” Sadly, as we face yet another broken promise, this is who we are—a country that indefinitely detains and brutalizes the men in Guantanamo.

The May 23rd Day of Action is being coordinated by Witness Against Torture in collaboration with Amnesty International, Watertown Citizens, Massachusetts Peace Action, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Code Pink, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Veterans for Peace, World Can’t Wait, Blue Lantern, the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition, CloseGitmo.net, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, among others.

For more on the Day of Action, go to: www.witnesstorture.org. 

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