Members of the Peace & Justice Center pose with signs urgning President Obama to fulfill his promise to close Guatanamo Prison before he leaves office.
Our photo is included among hundreds of others, with photos of students from San Jose State, and people from many countries on the Close Guantanamo web site.
It’s been 14 years since the opening of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Guantanamo is known to be a representation for terrorist recruitment. “Guantanamo became a symbol that helped al-Qaeda recruit terrorists to its cause. Indeed the existence of Guantanamo likely created more terrorists around the world than it ever detained,” stated President Obama in 2009.
May 1, 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of the great immigration rights marches of 2006 when over 250,000 people marched in San José for comprehensive immigration reform and against the Sensenbrenner Bill that would have criminalized undocumented immigrants in the U.S. They also marched to celebrate the 130th anniversary of International Workers' Day when 80,000 mostly-immigrant workers went on general strike in Chicago for the 8-hour working day.Read more...
"The Summit was so popular that a hundred people had to sit in an overflow section from where they could hear, but not see, the panel of speakers".
by Sharat G . Lin
The first-ever summit conference on Saudi Arabia and its role in world affairs was hosted by Codepink at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington, DC on March 5-6, 2016. Speakers included Chris Hedges, VIjay Prashad, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Ali Al-Ahmed, Jamal Abdi, Sharat G. Lin, Matar Matar, and Mohammed Al-Nimr, the son of the Saudi Shi'a cleric, Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, who was executed by the Saudi government for support for nonviolent protests in 2011 and calls for reform.Read more...
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