Monday, January 8, 2018

A few More events on the anniversary of the opening of Gitmo---

Washington, DC: Rally to Close Guantanamo and Stop Torture
WHEN: January 11, from 11:30 am to 1 pm
WHERE: Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.
Human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantánamo attorneys, 9/11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities will gather to rally at Lafayette Square, at the north side of the White House, to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo Bay prison. The event will begin with an interfaith vigil, and the program will begin at noon. We’d love to see counsel turn out (with signs?!) in support. Looks like it’ll be a warm afternoon.

Washington, DC: Guantanamo Under Trump
WHEN: January 11th, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
WHERE: New America, 740 15th St., NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005
Andy Worthington – Karen Greenberg – Thomas B. Wilner – Moderated by Peter Bergen
“What will happen to the prison and its detainees in the remaining years of the Trump administration? Will Donald Trump reverse course and increase the number of detainees held there? Will the prison ever close?” RSVP on the New America website.

Boston: Interfaith Vigil to Close Guantánamo and Stop Torture
WHEN: January 11, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Phillips Brooks House, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA 

Manhasset, NY: Observance of a Week of Action to Close Guantanamo
WHEN: January 11 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm
WHERE: UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset.
Co-sponsored by the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, the Islamic Center of Long Island, The Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island, and the Social Justice Committee of the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock.

New York City: Against a Forever Cage: 16th Anniversary of Indefinite Detention
WHEN: Thursday, January 11 from 5-6:30 pm
WHERE: Washington Square Park, under the Arch

Los Angeles: Close Guantanamo Now Rally
WHEN: January 11, Noon to 2 pm
WHERE: Downtown Los Angeles Federal Building at 300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA  90012

Seattle: “Guantanamo, Lawlessness, and the Myth of American Exceptionalism”, an evening with Jonathan Hafetz, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Center for Democracy
WHEN: January 11, 7-9 pm
WHERE: University of Washington Law School, Room 138; 4293 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, WA

Back to searching the men's groin areas....

Today when the men who have charges at the military commission were being brought to court they were subjected to searches of their genital area. This was a tactic the military used a few years ago to dissuade the men from seeing their attorneys. It was eventually stopped.

It is ridiculous to think that the men have anything hidde on their bodies- they are under constant surveillance. This is just another tactic to harass the men- and perhaps convince them to stay away from the military commission hearings.

You can read more here.