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Wed Jan 11, 2012, 10:39 PM

Hundreds protest on 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison

Hundreds protest on 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-guantanamo-protests-20120112,0,400199.story

Chants of "Guantanamo has got to go" echoed down Pennsylvania Avenue on Wednesday as a crowd of rain-dampened protesters marked the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

More than 800 people demonstrated in what they said was solidarity with the 171 inmates who remain in the prison, as well as the unknown numbers detained at the U.S. military prison at Bagram, Afghanistan.

Smaller protests were held elsewhere, including Los Angeles.


Video - Gitmo anniversary draws White House protests (also other locations in the US)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/gitmo-anniversary-draws-white-house-protests-131/2012/01/11/gIQAT4HwrP_video.html

Another Video



Protesters mark Guantanamo prison's 10th anniversary

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-usa-guantanamo-prison-idUSTRE80A1CN20120111



A spokeswoman for Amnesty International said protests by human rights groups were planned for Miami, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago.

Events also have been scheduled for Paris, Toronto, Madrid, Berlin, London, Brussels and other cities, she said.


French protesters mark 10 years of Guantanamo



Small group in Miami area protests Guantanamo
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/11/2584401/small-group-in-miami-area-protests.html

DORAL, Fla. -- A small handful of members of the Miami chapter of Amnesty International are calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

About five people held signs Wednesday along a busy intersection in the Miami suburb of Doral. It was also the tenth anniversary of the U.S. Navy base. Prisoners there plan to mark the day with sit-ins, banners and a refusal of meals.

Steven Wetstein wore an orange jumpsuit at the protest in Miami. He says the prison is "a stain on America's image and our image abroad."

Some of the Miami protesters also wore black hoods, similar to those prisoners wore when they were first taken to Guantanamo. The protesters held signs that read: "10 Years Of Shame Close Gitmo Now" and "10 Years Is Long Enough."



Human rights activists protest 10 years of Guantanamo (Around Europe)



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Reply Hundreds protest on 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison (Original post)
Solly Mack Jan 2012 OP
tblue Jan 2012 #1
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #3
T S Justly Jan 2012 #2
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #6
slipslidingaway Jan 2012 #4
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #7
The Northerner Jan 2012 #5
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #8
Hell Hath No Fury Jan 2012 #9
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #10
Hell Hath No Fury Jan 2012 #14
G_j Jan 2012 #11
EFerrari Jan 2012 #12
Wind Dancer Jan 2012 #13
Hell Hath No Fury Jan 2012 #15
MinervaX Jan 2012 #16
Hell Hath No Fury Jan 2012 #17

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 10:50 PM

1. The NDAA legalized indefinite detention.

Gitmo is here to stay. And it makes me want to scream.

There are inmates who are cleared to be released but they won't be until they die.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:20 AM

3. I can relate. (wanting to scream)

I think about what my government has done everyday. To have harmed so many and not think their pain and suffering worthy of justice. Heartless.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:08 AM

2. K&R (nt)

 

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Response to T S Justly (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:01 PM

6. Thank you

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:36 AM

4. knr nt

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Response to slipslidingaway (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:01 PM

7. Hey! Thank you

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 04:03 AM

5. K&R n/t

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Response to The Northerner (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:02 PM

8. Thanks

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:13 PM

9. K&R

 

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:12 AM

10. Hey, HHNF

Thanks.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 12:39 PM

14. Back atcha -

 

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:17 AM

11. excellent post

KnR

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:24 AM

12. Thanks, Solly Mack.

kick

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:27 AM

13. K&R


Thanks for posting - a similar thread was started early today and it sank immediately. Only a few of us replied. You would think this would be a hot topic here.

I'm happy to kick and recommend again - glad this is getting attention.

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Response to Wind Dancer (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 12:40 PM

15. Not on the new DU --

 

Torture? Assassination? Detention? Kinda OK now....

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 12:46 PM

16. Just saw somebody here on DU defend the urinating on enemy sodliers by Marines

 

That person had the President's name in their username. Disgusting.

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Response to MinervaX (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:09 PM

17. And Harry Belafonte is a senile old man with --

 

gonorrhea here, too. May I quote Will Farrell in reference to DU these days: "I feel like I've taken crazy pills!"

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