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TEN Years of Guantanamo? Hell No! Protest Event Calendar

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Protest Guantanamo Events January 2011

Tuesday January 11, 10.30 am: 11-day Vigil and Fast for the Closure of Guantanamo begins outside The White House. 

On the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantà namo, anti-torture activists Witness Against Torture launch a Daily Vigil and Fast for Justice that will continue for 11 days and includes demonstrations throughout Washington D.C. The event on January 11 begins with a rally of a coalition of human rights and grassroots groups and individuals, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition, The World Can't Wait.

Thursday January 6, 7:30 pm: Panel discussion -- "WikiLeaks, State Secrets, Guantà namo, Whistleblowers and Torture" with Andy Worthington, Katie Gallagher, Pardiss Kebriaei and other speakers.
The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets), New York, NY 10014.

Friday January 7, 7 pm: Film screening -" "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantà namo," followed by Q&A with Andy Worthington and Scott Horton.
Revolution Books, 146 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10001.

Sunday January 9, 4 pm: World Can't Wait open house to celebrate the New Year, new office, and to welcome Andy Worthington.  Contact World Can't Wait by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 866-973-4463.

Monday January 10, 7 pm: "War Is A Lie" book talk by David Swanson, with Andy Worthington. Cindy Sheehan, Debra Sweet.
Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins Bookstore, 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD  War Is A Crime.

Tuesday January 11, 3.30-5 pm: Panel discussion -- "Nine Years of Guantà namo: What Now?" with Andy Worthington, Tom Wilner, Morris Davis and Benjamin Wittes.  New America Foundation, 1899 L Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday January 12, 12-1.30 pm: Panel discussion on the future of Guantà namo and accountabiity for torture with Andy Worthington, Juan Mà ndez and Leili Kashani, plus excerpts from "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantà namo."  American University Washington College of Law, JD Lounge, 6th floor, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Stay tuned for events in LA & SF

Tuesday, January 25, 5:30 pm, Room 341, Lewis Center, DePaul University College of Law, 25 E. Jackson, Chicago by Amnesty International, World Can't Wait, and DePaul Chapter of The National Lawyers Guild.

M. Cherif Bassiouni is a Distinguished Research Professor Law Emeritus at DePaul University. Candace Gorman is a civil rights/human rights lawyer in Chicago who has represented two Guantà namo detainees pro bono. Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can't Wait.  Ben Meyer is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and a practicing attorney.

This from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression:
Protest on Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011  Take action now!

Show your solidarity with the nine newly subpoenaed activists who are being called before a grand jury in Chicago on January 25.

We are calling for protests on Jan. 25 across the country and around the world to show our solidarity. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of people will be protesting at Federal Buildings, FBI offices, and other appropriate places.

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Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can't Wait, initiated in 2005 to "drive out the Bush regime" by repudiating its program, forcing it from office through a mass, independent movement and reversing the direction it had launched. Based in New York City, she leads World Can't Wait in its continuing efforts to stop the crimes of our government, including the unjust occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture and detention codes, as well as reversing the fascist direction of U.S. society, from the surveillance state to the (more...)
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