Friday, April 18, 2014

Vigils to Shut Down Guantanamo

NOTE: As we enter Summer 2015, we are moving to a schedule of intermittent vigils. Check this space and our Facebook page for info on plans for specific Fridays during Summer 2015.

The Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo holds vigils at Dearborn and Jackson in Chicago - traditionally on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. to support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers and to demand that Guantanamo be shut down.

Some of us wear orange jumpsuit and black hoods, while others talk with people on the street. As each day passes the more urgent the situation for the men still remaining becomes. The only way to ensure the health and safety of these men and end the Hunger Strike is that the 86 cleared for release be released and the rest be charged and given a fair trial. It is on us to keep the hunger strike and the humanity of these men in the public eye.

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April 25, 2014 vigil: "Another week of hearings at Guantánamo, another series of jaw-dropping revelations and rulings that underline the futility of the whole enterprise. That the system isn’t working has long been obvious. Now the tragedy is turning into farce."