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If you are outraged at the fact that GUANTANAMO IS STILL OPEN and want to help get the truth out to many more people,
 to get this tour on the road.

Coming to Los Angeles starting January 15

The Close Guantánamo NOW Campus/Community Speaking Tour January 9-17

If, as Obama says, "the war on terror" is winding down, why will this government not close Guantánamo? Five years after Obama's first promise to close Guantánamo, it remains open. Now the prisoners are so desperate, they would rather starve themselves on a hunger strike than "live" in the torture of indefinite detention. What is our responsibility to see that this immoral prison closes once and for all?

With expert testimony from UK journalist Andy Worthington and challenging analysis from Debra Sweet, director of World Can't Wait, the tour will begin in New York City and go to Washington DC to join in protests at the White House demanding the immediate closure of Guantánamo.  From there it will go on to the San Francisco Bay Area and southern California. The tour will hit key college campuses, reaching law students and a whole generation of young people who have never heard the stories of the Guantánamo prisoners.

As the Guantánamo Bay prison enters its 13th year, 76 prisoners who were cleared for release years ago are still unjustly imprisoned. Prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest their conditions, drawing international attention to the outrage of Guantánamo. The U.S. military has now declared that it will not release any information to the media or the public about the prisoners on hunger strike.

Los Angeles
Wednesday January 15
11:30 am — MLK Luncheon with Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace
United Methodist Church — 3320 W. Adams
Keynote Speaker: Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington, a journalist based in the U.K., has covered the prison intensely since 2006. In hundreds of articles, he's uncovered the lives of the men held without charge, and the stories the US created about them.  Author of The Guantanamo Files; Stories of the 774 Men Held at Guantanamo, and co- director of the film Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo, he further developed our knowledge of the treatment of the prisoners by studying the Guantanamo Detainee Briefs released by WikiLeaks in 2011, courtesy of Private Manning. Follow him @GuantanamoAndy.

Los Angeles
Wednesday January 15
7:00 pm&
Revolution Books — 5726 Hollywood Boulevard
Screening: Doctors of the Darkside
Panel Discussion Andy Worthington, Debra Sweet and Jason Leopold

Debra Sweet is the director of The World Can't Wait, and a leader of years of protest of indefinite detention and torture by the United States, including a full-page ad in The New York Times in May 2013 picturing Guantanamo prisoners for the first time in those pages, and bringing together prisoners' attorneys, academics, artists, and voices of conscience to declare “Close Guantanamo NOW.” Follow Debra on twitter @DSweetWCW

Jason Leopold @jasonleopold is an investigative reporter covering Guantanamo, counterterrorism, national security, human rights, open government and civil liberties issues. He's been called a "FOIA Terrorist" by federal employees for his aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act, which included suing the FBI and forcing the agency to changes its policies.

Orange County Event
Thursday January 16: Anaheim 7pm: Unitarian Universalist Church 511 S Harbor Blvd. Sponsored by IUCC Advocates for Peace and Justice, Orange County Peace Coalition, Pax Christi Orange County with Andy Worthington and Jason Leopold

Cal Poly Pomona
Friday January 17
7:00 pm

Bronco Student Center, Orion Room, 3801 W. Temple Avenue
Panel Discussion with Andy Worthington, Debra Sweet and Dennis Loo

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