Skip to content or view screen version

5 years of Guantanamo - Tackle the Shackles Action at Hiatts

Mike D | 04.01.2007 14:18 | Repression | Birmingham | World

Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, comedian and activist Mark Thomas, Reprieve, Amnesty International, and Guantanamo campaigners will deliver a ‘birthday cake’ to Hiatts of Birmingham on the 5th anniversary of the opening of the infamous detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

The event is to highlight Hiatt's achievement in consistently providing outstanding service to the slave trade and unsavoury regimes around the world.

The activists will arrive at Hiatts on a 7.5 tonne truck with folk band “Seize the Day” to ‘celebrate’ the 5th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo Bay’s camp on Thursday 11th January 2007.

Hiatts manufacture the shackles used by the US military in the notorious Guantánamo Bay over the last 5 years. Hiatts’ has never missed a business opportunity in over 200 years from supplying “nigger collars” to the slave trade to shackles used during torture to various unsavoury regimes.

Please join us in the protest. We will update the information as plans for the protest are finalised including transport from various cities of England to the protest.

Everyone is welcome to come along, please meet on Thursday 11th of January 2007 at 1.30pm on the corner of Rocky Lane and Baltimore Road in Perry Barr:-

Protest will be followed by a meeting and some refreshment at the University of Central England. See you all there!

Mike D
- Homepage:


Guantanamo Protest outside Hiatts

12.01.2007 11:31

We kicked ass!! Seize The Day were brilliant and we donned orange boiler suits and handcuffs and sang our hearts out to club x-ray.. our presence was noticed, the media presence was strong and the message got out there in a very big way. thanks to all



Hide the following comment