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11 Years of Guantánamo: Where is the world?

London Guantánamo Campaign | 06.01.2013 20:36 | Guantánamo | Repression | Social Struggles | Terror War | London | World

On Friday 11th January, the London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to join us in this part of the world to mark the 11th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay prison camp. Falling just days before Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second presidential term, he has made it harder to close Guantánamo Bay by signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act 2013, imposing restrictions on the transfer of prisoners for another year. This year: take action and make a difference. With less than a week to go, there is still much you can do:

They are artists of torture,
They are artists of pain and fatigue,
They are artists of insults and humiliation.
Where is the world to save us from torture?
Where is the world to save us from the fire and sadness?
Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?
-Adnan Latif* (found dead in his cell, 8 September 2012)

1 – Join one of our “All Roads Lead to Guantánamo” daytime tours of embassies, recounting the journeys of five prisoners to Guantánamo Bay. Joining one of our tours is easier than joining a gym and you’re guaranteed to get exercise (and learn something useful!). For more details and TO JOIN, please e-mail us at and visit:!/2012/11/your-invitation-to-join-us-to-mark-11.html
Your help with this part of the action will be greatly appreciated.
*Adnan Latif is one of the prisoners whose journey we will recount

2 – Join our vigil outside the US Embassy at 6-8pm. All are welcome: Any help with the vigil will also be greatly appreciated.

3 – As part of the vigil, we will be reading out YOUR messages to President Obama about Guantánamo Bay. Please send us your short messages: 50 words maximum (Tweet/SMS length) by e-mail: / on our Facebook Page (below) or Twitter (@allroadsleadg11)

4 – On Monday 7th January, Aisha Maniar from the LGC will speak at the Brent Stop The War meeting about what is currently happening at Guantánamo Bay, actions to mark the 11th anniversary and what President Obama should do about the prison. 7:30pm, Rumi’s Cave, 26 Willesden Lane, NW6 7ST (Tube: Kilburn, buses: 98, 316, 332, 16, 189, 328)

5 – Need more information?
Watch our promo video:
Read an article about why this action matters and you should be a part of it:

6 – Spread the word – let your friends and family know about the day of action:
Like our page on Facebook: from where you can follow the action on the day as well as at:
Twitter: @allroadsleadg11
LGC blog:
The action on the day will be educational and interactive; follow our updates on the various tours, news on prisoners, facts about Guantánamo Bay and what you can do, and give us your feedback online.

Be a part of history. We hope to see you there – in person or virtually – and send a strong message to President Obama, weeks before he assumes his second term in office, that GUANTANAMO MUST CLOSE.

For any queries, or further information, please contact the London Guantánamo Campaign

London Guantánamo Campaign
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