Today is the International Day to Shut Down Guantanamo.
And there are major reasons to shut that place down now. See, for example, Human Rights Watch, Guantanamo Five Years Later: It’s Time for Justice.
There will demonstrations all over the world — including here in Miami. A friend writes:
The Miami Chapter of Amnesty International will be participating the in the demonstration on Thursday, January 11, 2007 asking for the closure of Guantanamo. It will be at the intersection of NW 87 Ave and 36 St, one block from Southcom from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The flyer for this event has this additional info:
Park at the Miami West Park, 3000 N.W. 87th Ave. 3 blocks south of the event. This park is also a peaceful rest area, should you need to sit down for a spell.
The Guantanamo prisoners have never been charged, tried, or convicted of any crime. We are a nation of laws and our humanity is threatened when we accept or allow unjust imprisonment, torture and even deaths in the name of America.
Many of us will wear orange jumpsuits and hoods. We will each take on the name of one prisoner and stand for their rights.
Miami for Peace is sponsoring this action with Global Exchange, CODEPINK Women for Peace, United for Peace and Justice, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Veterans for Peace South Florida, Miami Chapter of Amnesty International and many others.
As DKos asks, Will This Outrageous Outlawry Never Be Stamped Out?
12 people were at the protest in Miami… were you there?
I had to teach a class from 8-9:30am, so I wasn’t there.