2007 Guantanamo Actions

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On January 9, CODEPINK cofounders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans lead a 15-person delegation to Guantanamo. The delegation included family members of detainees, former detainees, detainee Omar Deghayes's brother and mother, constitutional lawyers and US peace activists including Cindy Sheehan and Colonel Ann Wright.

On January 11-- the International Day to Shut Down Guantanamo -- CODEPINK and other groups participated in protests around the country, in Cuba, and around the world to call for the closing of Guantanamo. CODEPINK will continue to call for fair trials and to lobby congress to overturn the Military Commissions Act and restore Habeas Corpus.


Latest Videos:

  1. VideoLondon's Guantanamo vigil
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 1:46 PM
  2. VideoProtests against Guantanamo
    BBC via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 1:16 PM
  3. VideoAfghans want Guantanamo closed
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 10:42 AM
  4. VideoGuantanamo protest planned
    BBC via Yahoo! News - Jan 10 10:55 PM
  5. Video5th anniversery of Guantanamo Bay
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 09 9:22 PM
  6. VideoRaw Video: Cindy Sheehan joins Gitmo protest
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 12:10 PM
  7. VideoActivist Cindy Sheehan Heading to Guantanamo Bay
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 07 2:25 AM

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Suggested Actions:

Do readings of the play Guantánamo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom'

Watch “The Road to Guantanamo”

The terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for more than two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Click here for more info and downloads.

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  • Download “The Road to Guantanamo” Action Guide.

Watch PBS video "The Torture Question"

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Past Actions:

Click Here For Guantanamo Photo Gallery, (Jan 9-12, 2007)

September 26, 2006: CODEPINK members from around the country were in Congress all week protesting the planned Military Commissions Act that will allow indefinite detentions, the use of coerced evidence, and immunity for CIA and military personnel for violations of the Geneva Convention. See related news coverage in the New York Times: Security and War Take Center Stage as Campaign Break Nears.

Out of Iraq Caucus Press Conference, July 13, 2006: Capitol Police officers talk to Medea Benjamin, left, and Nancy Mancias, both from San Francisco, Calif., and carrying signs saying"Close Guantanamo", after they created disturbance during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on detainee and enemy combatant legal rights on Capitol Hill in Washington July 12, 2006

CODEPINK's Statement Condemning the Military Commissions Act of 2006

Stop the Torture Action 11-16-05: Chicago Area CodePINK

Action To Honor American Values on Independence Day

Iraqis' Human Rights Are Still In Peril, by Medea Benjamin and Andrea Buffa
CommonDreams.Org, December 10, 2005