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|Take a Stand Against False Imprisonment: Don't Let Hunger Strikers Die in Vain|
|Date||Wednesday October 18|
|Time||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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McKesson (BART) Plaza
Market & Montgomery
This Wednesday, participants in CODEPINK’s weekly PEACE vigil will honor the victims of endless brutality at Guantanamo Bay (America’s most notorious concentration camp, which President Trump keeps open and threatens to expand), and in particular the hunger-striking prisoners making the ultimate sacrifice for justice.
"Five detainees at Guantanamo Bay are starving to death," reports Reprieve founder Clive Stafford Smith. "Under an arbitrary new practice brought in by the Trump administration, hunger strikers are reportedly being denied access to basic medical care and left to starve." Strikers voice a simple demand -- give us fair trials, or release us.
Smith asks supporters to join in a solidarity hunger strike with the prisoners. By fasting in their stead, he hopes to enable strikers to gain strength to continue their battle for justice. "If the world won't pay attention to their hunger strike, maybe they'll pay attention to ours."
Pledge to fast for 24 hours here: https://act.reprieve.org.uk/page/s/fastforjustice.
The torture of false imprisonment is a key component of fascist pathology, and a clear warning sign of a governmental, even constitutional, crisis. This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
We must do all we can to create a political situation where Trump is forced to Close Guantanamo. To that end, World Can’t Wait is assembling a We Say NO TORTURE contingent to Refuse Fascism action on November 4, https://refusefascism.org/protests-and-events/.
Reserve your orange jumpsuits, 818-480-1860, to witness for illegally held Guantanamo prisoners. Gather Saturday November 4 at 3 pm, Union Square, San Francisco. Prepare to march.