A resounding success! Thanks to everyone who showed up, and also to the members of the press who will be documenting the event.
TWIN CITIES VIGIL AND MARCH TO SHUT DOWN GUANTANAMO
4:00 PM, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2007
MEET AT HENNEPIN COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 3rd AVENUE AND 5TH STREET IN MPLS
Everyone is invited, but not required, to BE A GUANTANAMO PRISONER.
Prisoner names are available at www.witnesstorture.org and will be available at the vigil. WEAR AN ORANGE JUMP SUIT, IF YOU CAN, AND A BLACK HOOD. We wish for a large number of folks in orange jump suits to represent the Guantanamo prison population of about 400. Those not participating in this bit of street theater can still protest Guantanamo in other ways at this vigil.
a.. Commemorate the 5th anniversary of the first detainees’ arrival at Guantanamo. Many of these prisoners are still languishing there, suffering torture and abuse and complete lack of legal due process.
b.. Sign a petition to demand due process or immediate release for Guantanamo prisoners and to demand the closing down of Guantanamo. January 11 is the INTERNATIONAL DAY TO SHUT DOWN GUANTANAMO.
c.. March in an orderly silent procession, hauntingly evoking the moral disgrace that is Guantanamo. Deliver petitions. Demand justice.
d.. The film, “Road to Guantanamo” will be shown Wed, Jan 10, 7PM at the Jack Pine Center, 2815 E. Lake, Minneapolis – 612-729-2837
e.. We have a supply of orange jump suits and black hoods! Get yours while the supply lasts. We are selling orange jump suits for only $7, which is slightly less than our cost. We also have a supply of black hoods that we are selling for $1, which is also slightly less than our cost. So, you can get a suit and black hood for $8.00. Hoods and suits will be available beginning on Friday, 1/5/07 on a first come, first serve, at the office of Bob Kolstad, 1005 W. Franklin, #3. This is upstairs from Sebastians. Call Bob first to make sure he will be there (612-721-3425). Remaining hoods and suits will be available at the filming of “Road to Guantanamo”. If we still have some left over, we will bring them to the anti-Guantanamo vigil, Jan 11 at 4:00 PM, Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Ave and 5th St.
The hoods are made out of cambric cloth that looks opaque, but which you can see out of. To make your own hood, take a rectangle of cloth 18″x36″. Fold so that it is 18″ square. Sew or safety pin the two sides, leaving the bottom open where you insert your head. No need to make hoods, though. We made up 50 of these!
Sponsored by:T3: Tackling Torture at the Top, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Anti-War Committee, the War Resisters League, and Witness Against Torture.
For questions or help in obtaining inexpensive jump suits contact Roger Cuthbertson, email@example.com.
Here is a message from Dick Bernard of MAP:
“…..Cindy is speaking at St. Joan of Arc the evening of January 30, sponsored by MAP, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and other organizations. If you’ve been procrastinating, now is the time to commit. This will be a very important evening for the Peace Community. We plan to fill St. Joan of Arc. We need your assistance in making sure this happens.
Details about tickets ($10 each) and tabling available from Marie Braun firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crocus Hill / W. 7th Neighbors for Peace is a sponsor of this event. We will have a Neighbors for Peace table with our yard signs and other merchandise for sale as well as fliers for our upcoming events. If you would like to help with tabling, please contact me.
I have tickets to this event, “One Person Can Make a Difference”. Cindy Sheehan has shown us the power of one person. Please consider purchasing your tickets now so we can assure that we fill St. Joan’s for this special event. (Checks should be made out to “Twin Cities Peace Campaign.”
If you are interested in buying your tickets now, please contact me directly.