US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has endorsed a day of action,
organized by Witness against Torture, on Friday, January 11 to Shut Down Guantanamo!
11 marks the 6th anniversary of the first prisoners brought to Guantanamo.
In Guantanamo, prisoners of the U.S. “war on terror” are illegally
transferred to a foreign country (Fourth Geneva Convention, Articles 49 and
76), are held without charge and without the right of habeas corpus, and are
subjected to treatments and interrogation methods which clearly violate
the UN Convention Against Torture's ban on cruel, inhumane and degrading
Palestinian prisoners of Israel’s
“war on terror” are also illegally transferred out of OccupiedPalestinianTerritories, are held indefinitely
without charge under “administrative detention,” and are also subjected to
Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation calls on its member groups and its
individual supporters to take part in the Shut Down Guantanamo! day of action
and protest U.S.
and Israeli human rights abuses against prisoners.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. Join the US Campaign to End the
Israeli Occupation in Washington,
DC on Friday, January 11 for a
demonstration on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court.For logistical details, click here.
2. Join local events taking place in
more than 30 cities around the world on January 11.For logistical details, click here.
3. Educate people about the similarities
and Israeli human rights abuses in the “war on terror” by downloading and
distributing the US Campaign’s fact sheet “Torture in the ‘War against
Terrorism’”.To download the fact sheet,
4. Wear orange on January 11 to show
your support for shutting down Guantanamo.For more action ideas and resources, click here.