Guantanamo Justice Campaign (GJC) - truth and justice for victims of torture

THE USA MUST CLOSE GUANTANAMO

NO TO INDEFINITE DETENTION, NO TO TORTURE

The 
UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states 
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” (Article 3), 
“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” (Article 5), 
“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.” (Article 9).  
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
10th DEC. 2020
USA MUST CLOSE GUANTANAMO

RENDITION AND COMPLICITY IN TORTURE

Role of UK intelligence officials to be examined

Scotland Yard has confirmed that a senior investigating officer has begun examining the role of UK intelligence officials during questioning of a prisoner at CIA “black sites”. Full story: here

Final report: Investigations into CIA torture flights

Police investigating the use of Scottish airports by CIA torture flights have filed a final report to prosecutors “more than five years after the probe began”. Prosecutors could now level charges against US officials or organisations involved in the flights. Lord advocate Frank Mulholland ordered the police inquiry in 2013.  It has been reported that politicians have “welcomed the breakthrough” but also demanded Mulholland’s successor James Wolffe outline “where the investigation is going”. Full story: here

British Government misses own torture inquiry deadline

Five senior MPs and peers who have served in the armed forces – Tories Andrew Mitchell, David Davis and Crispin Blunt, the former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown and Labour’s Dan Jarvis, wrote to May to say that an inquiry was needed in order to learn from the lessons of the past. Labour said that it would hold an inquiry, if elected, if the government failed to do so. 

The shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, said: “The government has now failed to meet its own deadline for a response to cross-party calls for a judge-led inquiry. At a time when the US president has endorsed the use of waterboarding ‘and a hell of a lot worse’, it has never been more important that the UK stand firm against the use of torture and mistreatment.”

Full article here

Debate in Parliament: Detainee Mistreatment & Rendition - 2nd July 2018 - Hse of Commons Chamber.

See debate here

Reprieve: Torture Inquiry long overdue

Reprieve director Maya Foa said: “The only way for the UK to regain moral authority on this issue is to fully examine and expose past wrongs.

See article here

NGOs deliver Petition to UK Prime Minister Theresa May

 On 6th August 2018, representatives of Amnesty International, Freedom From Torture, Liberty and Reprieve delivered a 27,000-signature petition to Theresa May demanding she restore her predecessor David Cameron’s broken promise to hold an inquiry into British complicity in the use of torture by the US.

See article: here

Watch Reprieve's video: here 


On 28th June 2018 the UK Intelligence & Security Committee of Parliament published  two reports - 
"Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: 2001-2010" and "Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: Current Issues" These contain the findings and conclusions of the Committee's inquiry into detainee mistreatment and rendition.

See statements and access the two reports on ISC webpage: here 

Amnesty International director Kate Allen has said: “A curtain has been lifted to reveal some of the grisly reality of UK officials’ involvement in torture, but now we need to see a proper inquiry into it.” But she told the Star that the ISC remit had been “very much controlled. They are appointed by the prime minister. They don’t have the power to subpoena witnesses, they only get to see evidence and witnesses that the prime minister approves of, so it’s not independent.” Ms Allen added: “We can have no confidence that [British involvement in torture] won’t happen again until we understand exactly what did take place.

"Guantanamo Justice Campaign (GJC) continues to hold the view that there is an urgent need for an independent, judge-led public inquiry to be set up to look into the allegations of complicity by UK Security Service agencies in torture abroad. We have repeatedly raised this as one of our key demands with successive UK Prime Ministers, the previous Gibson Inquiry as well as the current UK Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), and have regularly highlighted the issue at our protest events, whether held at Parliament Square, Downing Street, or MI6.

Freedom From Torture chief executive Sonya Sceats has said: “Britain needs to stand up against torture, not be complicit. The Prime Minister must act to ensure this can never happen again.”

GUANTANAMO JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

Please note: All planned Guantanamo Justice Campaign (GJC) regular vigils, meetings, and campaign stalls remain CANCELLED until further notice. GJC holds to this course of action, given the ongoing developments and rate of spread of the coronavirus outbreak within the UK and across the globe. We will continue to monitor the situation.  However, please also note the online meetings and events taking place as listed on this home page, and on our events page.



MARK THE DAY WHEN GUANTANAMO WAS OPENED

11th JANUARY 2021 - 19 YEARS - NOT ONE MORE DAY

END THE TORTURE - CLOSE GUANTANAMO

TAKE ACTION AND JOIN THE ONLINE EVENTS 

SEE ALL DETAILS AND JOINING LINKS BELOW



On the 11th January 2021, Guantanamo will have been open for 19 long years. This brutal US concentration camp still operates outside of international law. It is inhumane, illegal, cruel and despicable to incarcerate people, deny them their human rights, and then hold them indefinitely without charge or trial. 


TAKE ACTION NOW! see the requests below for YOU to take action AND join the ONLINE EVENTS taking place on the day - details and links for joining the events - organised or hosted by several campaigning organisations - see further below.


SEND LETTERS/ EMAILS - DEMAND AN END TO THIS BRUTALITY  


Write to US President elect JOE BIDEN and Vice-President-elect KAMALA HARRIS. Make sure your letter includes the demand that BIDEN prioritises the closure of Guantanamo. 

Write to them at:

*Joe Biden President-Elect United States of America, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW  Washington, D.C. 20230

*Kamala Harris Vice President-Elect United States of America, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20230

When addressing your letter/s use, Dear President-Elect Joe Biden, and/or Dear Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Please also remember to state your name, full postal address, and date the letter

You could also try sending your letter/email to US President elect Joe Biden (prior to his inauguration) via this link: Send Biden a question or two, or paste in your letter, using the form you can find here at https://go.joebiden.com/page/s/contact-us


Write to UK Prime Minister BORIS JOHNSON. Stress he take appropriate actions to help bring about a swift closure of the illegal prison - Guantanamo - and along with closure, call for justice for all the victims of torture.

Write to PM Boris Johnson, and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab) at:

*UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA   or email the PM, using the link: https://email.number10.gov.uk/   

*UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab MP, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles St, , London, SW1A 2AH, or email: fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk


GUANTANAMO - 19th ANNIVERSARY

11th Jan 2021 - ONLINE EVENTS/ ACTIONS


LONDON GUANTANAMO CAMPAIGN - DAY OF PROTEST AND SOLIDARITY


Tomorrow, 11 January 2021, the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay turns 19. Forty prisoners remain, mostly without charge or trial throughout this period. 


LGC says "Please join us for a day of protest and solidarity online by taking a photo/making a video/making a banner/sharing your comment with us throughout the day via Facebook on our page https://www.facebook.com/London-Guantánamo-Campaign-114010671973111/ or Twitter @shutguantanamo with your message to Joe Biden to close Guantánamo when he takes office. If you do not use Facebook or Twitter, please email us your message and pictures: london.gtmo@gmail.com and we will share them for you. The London Guantánamo Campaign is not on Instagram but please feel free to get the conversation going there as well with your friends. Please use the hashtag #GitmoIs19 

If you are on Twitter, please join us for a Twitter storm on 11 January at 8-9pm GMT (3-4pm EST). Suggested tweets will be available on our website shortly before on the day. #GitmoIs19

http://londonguantanamocampaign.blogspot.com/2021/01/nineteen-years-of-guantanamo.html


LEWES AMNESTY GROUP - GUANTANAMO ANNIVERSARY - ONLINE TALK

19th Guantanamo Anniversary - Talk by former detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi - Monday the 11th of January, 2021 at 7pm GMT 



Lewes Amnesty Group says "Lewes Amnesty Group is delighted to invite all local Amnesty group members to attend a talk by former Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi to mark the 19th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and to remember the forty men who remain in Guantanamo today (either detained without charge or trial or who have been subjected to unfair trials).

Chaired by AIUK Board member Hugh Sandeman, the event will also highlight Amnesty’s new report on Guantanamo being issued on 11th January and  examples of campaigning work previously undertaken by Lewes Amnesty Group. We call on all local Amnesty groups to join us in taking action over the coming year to demand that Guantanamo be closed and for justice for the 40 men who still detained in Guantanamo today.

This meeting will help us plan for how to influence the new US administration. We will also hear more about the film The Mauritanian, based on Mr. Slahi's ordeal, which is due for release in the United States at the end of February.  It will be held on Zoom next Monday the 11th of January, 2021 at 7pm GMT.  

Admission to this event is free to the general public. If you wish to attend you are asked to complete the form on Lewes Amnesty Group's website.

LINK TO LEWES AMNESTY GROUP WEBSITE FOR NON-MEMBERS:   http://amnestylewes.org/index.php/2021/01/05/mohamedou-11jan2021/

Note: Amnesty International will publish a new report about the detention facility on 11 January 2021.



HOSTED by CAGE - GUANTANAMO END GAME?

ONLINE EVENT WITH  SPECIAL GUESTS


WEBINAR: GUANTANAMO END GAME? Monday 11th January 2021 at 6.30pm




CAGE says “To mark the 19th anniversary of Guantanamo's opening, we will hold a unique event online with some very special guests. We are honoured to have with usMohamedou Ould Slahi from Mauritania who authored his book "Guantanamo diaries" during his 14 years at the camp. His life is depicted in the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Mauritanian". We will also have Abdulbasit, a survivor of Bagram prison who will speak about the current efforts to secure the freedom of his brother Muhammad Rahim, one of the two last Afghans still in Guantanamo without charge. Of course, CAGE's Outreach Director Moazzam Begg will be there to discuss how we can turn this dark page of history once and for all inshaAllah"

Attendance is FREE, you only need to register to secure your seat!

REGISTER HERE



MARKING THE DAY -  GUANTANAMO ANNIVERSARY - 11th JANUARY

DEMAND US PRESIDENT ELECT JOE BIDEN TAKE ACTION TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO

The following letter (see below) was sent to the press (9.1.21) signed by representatives of both London Guantanamo Campaign (LGC) and Guantanamo Justice Campaign (GJC).

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Today (11 January) marks the anniversary of the opening of the US war on terror detention camp at Guantánamo Bay where 40 men remain after 19 years. Most have never been charged and do not face trial. Those who face trial do so almost wholly on the basis of evidence obtained through the use of torture. Almost two decades on, Guantánamo Bay remains a stain on the human rights record of twenty first century western civilisation.

 

While Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration offers hope of a new opportunity to close Guantánamo Bay, we must not forget the role other states have played in perpetuating this lawless black hole, including the United Kingdom, through facilitating the rendition to torture and arbitrary detention of prisoners and failing to take immediate responsibility for their citizens.

 

As well as urge Joe Biden to take action to close Guantánamo and release the remaining prisoners to safety, such states must hold themselves to account for their own potential war crimes in the war on terror, as Australia has recently done, and in the case of the UK, reconsider provisions in the current Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019 that grant impunity for potential war crimes to our military personnel.

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The Guantanamo Justice Campaign (GJC) poster statement for Human Rights Day 

was published by the Morning Star  on the 10.12.2020




HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 10th DEC. 2020
USA MUST CLOSE GUANTANAMO


10th DECEMBER is HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 72 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) - a ground-breaking document which set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. On December 10th, International Human Rights Day, people all over the world mark the day when the inalienable human rights of everyone were enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Universal Human Rights. The prohibition of torture is a key principle of international law, a principle deeply embedded in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), European Convention on Human Rights (1950), and the UN Torture Convention (1984). The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, described by the UN as a “milestone document in the history of human rights”, sets out the fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

Article 5 of the UNDHR, states that, 

“No-one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Article 9  says “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.” 


UN INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE 

26th JUNE 2020

Guantanamo Justice Campaign (GJC) calls for an end to torture 

and brutality, and a respect for human rights and international law.

 

On 12 December 1997, via resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. By such initiatives, it was thought that there would be movement towards the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Torture Convention). The UN has said the"26 June is an opportunity to call on all stakeholders including UN Member States, civil society and individuals everywhere to unite in support of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have been victims of torture and those who are still tortured today."

 

The Torture Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1984 (resolution 39/46). The Convention eventually came into force on 26 June 1987 after it had been ratified by 20 States. Torture is a crime under international law, but despite 169 countries ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Torture, many countries still continue to practise torture...........


See full statement on our EVENTS page.



LEWES AMNESTY - ONLINE PUBLIC MEETING - 11th June, 8pm 

BETWEEN COVID AND TRUMP: THE HORRORS OF GUANTANAMO

Speaker: ANDY WORTHINGTON, author, campaigning journalist. 

See below flyer for online event Between COVID and Trump: The Horrors of Guantanamo, a public meeting organised by Lewis Amnesty group.

To attend the meeting please contact Lewis Amnesty via their website: http://amnestylewes.org/ as requested on the flyer - see immediately below.

Guest speaker Andy Worthington (journalist, activist and co-founder of the Close Guantanamo campaign) will bring us up to date on what is happening in Guantanamo. His talk will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and to decide what we can do to close this illegal detention centre, which in January 2022 will have been holding people without trial for twenty years. 






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PROTEST VIGIL: CLOSE GUANTANAMO

18 YEARS - NOT ONE MORE DAY

STOP THE ABUSE AND BRUTALITY

SATURDAY 11th January 2020  

TRAFALGAR SQUARE

Assemble: 1pm-3pm - in front of National Gallery

GJC will be marking the day when prisoners first arrived at the US run illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay on 11th Jan. 2002.  Since 2002, Guantanamo prison has held a total of 780 prisoners. 

The prison is notorious, a symbol of injustice: a place known for torture, abuse, and indefinite detention, where prisoners are denied their human rights. Just 40 prisoners remain incarcerated and US President Trump has previously stated he wishes to send more prisoners there. Last month, provisions in the new US National Defence Authorisation Act, signed into law by President Trump, effectively block any attempts to shut down Gitmo and any return of Guantanamo Bay to Cuba. The ‘Act’ also bars transfers of Guantanamo prisoners to the US for prosecution or medical attention and treatment. The requirements of the ‘Act’ are in line with the January 2018 executive order signed by Trump which was widely viewed as an action to keep Guantanamo open indefinitely. 

Our vigil calls on US President Trump to close Guantanamo and end the illegal treatment of the remaining prisoners. 

We will also demand that the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, makes urgent representations to the US President to close the brutal and illegal concentration camp. 

 Open mic session - readings, speeches, display of posters and placards. Bring along your letters addressed to the UK Prime Minister & US President D. Trump - these can be read out during the vigil. Your readings and poems welcome. 

Our vigil will demand US President Trump close Guantanamo to end the illegal treatment of the remaining prisoners. We will also demand that the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, makes urgent representations to the US President to close the brutal and illegal concentration camp.

Also on 11th January 2020: 4.30pm at DOWNING STREET

Following our vigil a GJC DEPUTATION will hand in a signed letter to: 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No. 10, Downing Street at 4.30pm 

Bring along your letter/s addressed to the Prime Minister which GJC will ensure the Prime Minister receives. Hand in your letters to GJC at our vigil (1pm at North Terrace, Trafalgar Square) or to our deputation (4.30pm at Downing Street gates)

Organised by Guantanamo Justice Campaign (GJC)  See more at: www.guantanamojusticecampaignuk.org


No War on Iran Demonstration: Sat 11th January 

Assemble 12pm - Outside the BBC, Portland Place, March to Trafalgar Square 

Organised by: Stop the War Coalition & CND **NO WAR ON IRAN - NO WAR ON IRAQ - TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ** 

StWC says "The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is an act of war by Donald Trump. The act was carried out in Baghdad, violating all agreements with the Iraqi government. Both Iran and Iraq will retaliate. Trump has been heading for war since tearing up the nuclear deal with Iran and if he succeeds will create a bigger war than we have seen in the Middle East. It will draw in major players across the region including Israel, Saudi Arabia and possibly Russia. We must do all we can to campaign for peace and de-escalation in the Middle East. Join this Saturday's demonstration.”

SIGN PETITION: The US assassination of Iranian General Qasim Soleimani can only be seen as a cruel, violent and illegal act. It has raised tensions in the Middle East to an extremely high level. Lindsey German of StWC has referred to the US as “an act of war by Donald Trump” and has warned that “It will draw in major powers across the region including Israel, Saudi Arabia and possibly Russia”. Labour MP Richard Burgon has warned that President Trump’s actions could lead to war with Iran that would be even “worse than that on Iraq” in 2003. Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK government should urge “restraint on the part of both Iran and the US, and stand up to the belligerent actions and rhetoric coming from the United States”. He has called on all countries in the region and beyond to “ratchet down the tensions avoid deepening conflict, which can only bring further misery to the region”.

SIGN PETITION:  "Boris Johnson: We demand that Boris Johnson rules out military action against Iran”

Sign here: http://chng.it/fHN2gQc5gY 


SEE BELOW - 2018 & 2019 ACTIONS
 AND SEE MORE ON OUR EVENTS PAGE

No to Trump - No to NATO  - National Demonstration

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Assemble: Trafalgar Sq, London - 4PM

[Note the 'Close Guantanamo' contingent: Guantanamo Justice Campaign, London Guantanamo Campaign and others meet up at Trafalgar Square on the steps of St Martins in the Fields Church at 3pm, bring banners and placards]

March to Buckingham Palace

Organised by: Stop the War Coalition & CND 

03DecMod

Donald Trump is coming to London in December for the NATO Heads of State summit. On Tuesday 3rd December, the Queen will be hosting a reception for NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace and it's crucial we raise our voices against the world's largest nuclear-armed military alliance which is overseen by one of the most reckless US Presidents in history.

GUANTANAMO JUSTICE CAMPAIGN monthly VIGIL

PROTEST VIGIL - Wed. 13th November 2019
CLOSE GUANTANAMO 
STOP THE ABUSE AND BRUTALITY 
DOWNING STREET: WED. 13th November 2019, 1pm-3pm
Assemble: opposite DOWNING STREET, Westminster, London

GUANTANAMO IS AN ILLEGAL USA RUN TORTURE PRISON

DEMAND UK PRIME MINISTER, UK GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, PARTY LEADERS & MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

 SPEAK OUT AGAINST INDEFINITE DETENTION AND TORTURE

THE UK PRIME MINISTER  MUST TELL PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SHUT GUANTANAMO DOWN

JOIN US AT DOWNING STREET AND HELP DISTRIBUTE OUR FLYERS AND ASK PEOPLE TO SIGN OUR TWO PETITIONS ON GUANTANAMO and UK COMPLICITY IN TORTURE 

 Prisoners first arrived at the US run illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay on 11th Jan. 2002.  Since 2002, Guantanamo prison has held a total of 780 prisoners. 40 prisoners remain there and President Trump has previously stated he wishes to send more prisoners there.  The prison is notorious, a symbol of injustice: a place known for torture, abuse, and indefinite detention, where prisoners are denied their human rights. 


Demand that the UK Prime Minister:

1) Speaks out publicly and calls for the closure of the US run illegal prison known as Guantanamo

 2) Sets up a comprehensive and independent judge-led inquiry into Britain’s involvement with extra -judicial torture and rendition. Such an inquiry must look into the allegations of complicity by UK security service agencies in torture abroad, truth must be told.

UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” (Article 3),

“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” (Article 5),

“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.” (Article 9).

 Along with others, Guantanamo Justice Campaign continues to campaign to help bring about closure of the illegal prison known as Guantanamo, and justice for all the prisoners. We will continue to demand that the US closes Guantanamo, and insist Prime Minister Theresa May and her Government also step up and call for the closure of Guantanamo and an end to torture. 

Guantanamo Justice Campaign says "Any return to the use of torture by the US must be robustly opposed". 
As the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has said, torture is “ inhumane, illegal and delivers false intelligence”.


 SEE MORE BELOW 


See below - Together Against Trump protests: 

Monday 3rd June & Tuesday 4th June 2019 in LONDON


Together Against Trump - Stop the State Visit Demonstration
President Trump’s full state visit to the UK takes place over 3rd- 5th June. 
MOBILISE - DEMONSTRATE 
‘Together Against Trump - Stop the State Visit Demonstration’
4th June to take place in London. 
Organised by ‘Together Against Trump’

ASSEMBLE at 11am, in TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Further details: Stop the War Coalition 

A quarter of a million protested against Tump’s visit to the UK last year. Trump’s policies and public statements have served to fuel racism and far right politics, sow the politics of hate and ferment division. He has shown a disregard for international law with respect to human rights, war and conflict – Guantanamo is one example which continues to be known as a place of brutality and torture where prisoners are denied their human rights and access to justice.  The demonstration in London on the 4th June will highlight many issues, "the fight for migrant and refugee rights, for women’s rights, against the corporate elites and for the future of our planet”.

Join the protest: Together Against Trump - stop the state visit

GUANTANAMO JUSTICE CAMPAIGN supporters will meet up on 4th June  and …. 

ASSEMBLE on the steps of St MARTINS IN THE FIELDS, Trafalgar Square at 11am. 

GJC will be joined by LONDON GUANTANAMO CAMPAIGN and others to form a 

‘Close Guantanamo’ bloc on the 'NO TO TRUMP' march. 

We will show our opposition to the state visit, saying to the US President Trump, no to racism, no to torture, 

and demand the closure of Guantanamo prison, and justice for all the prisoners held there. 

ALSO

Protest at the Palace: Spoil Trumps Banquet

Monday 3rd June, 5.30pm

The Spur outside Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA. 

Bring pots and pans, vuvuzelas, musical instruments etc and make some noise!



GUANTANAMO JUSTICE CAMPAIGN at the 
TOGETHER AGAINST TRUMP: 
NO TO TRUMP - 4th JUNE 2019




UNITED NATIONS 

ANTI-RACISM DAY

DEMONSTRATION

Sat 16th March 2019

Assemble 12 noon

PARK LANE, LONDON

NEAR DORCHESTER HOTEL, W1K 1QA                           NEAREST TUBE:  HYDE PARK CORNER



Guantanamo Justice Campaign at NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION
TOGETHER AGAINST TRUMP 2018


Guantanamo Justice Campaign   
at TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS' FESTIVAL 2019 
19th, 20th, 21st JULY 
GJC's campaign stall was located in the Main Marquee at the Tolpuddle Festival on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July. 
Every year in July, thousands of people enjoy the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival. 
It is a weekend of family entertainment, stalls, political debate, comedy, music and a grand procession through the village. 
Read the Martyrs story: Visit the TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS FESTIVAL website: https://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/welcome 
“In 1834, farm workers in west Dorset formed a trade union. Unions were lawful and growing fast but six leaders of the union were arrested and sentenced to seven years’ transportation for taking an oath of secrecy. A massive protest swept across the country. Thousands of people marched through London and many more organised petitions and protest meetings to demand their freedom.” ......“the Tolpuddle Martyrs changed the face of social history and, through their beliefs and actions, made such an impact on society.”

GJC at TOLPUDDLE FESTIVAL 2018

Many thousands attend the festival  

See  history of the festival here:   http://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/festiva












MARK THE DAY

PROTEST VIGIL: 
CLOSE GUANTANAMO
19 YEARS
NOT ONE MORE DAY 
11th January 
2021

Details: see opposite



LONDON GUANTANAMO CAMPAIGN 

LGC Activities:

The London Guantánamo Campaign’s monthly Shut Guantánamo! demonstrations continue online for the present at 12-2pm on the first Thursday of each month. Check LGC website/facebook for details and latest updates. To take part, please email a photo/video of your banner to us at london.gtmo@gmail.com or share your picture/video to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/London-Guantánamo-Campaign-114010671973111/ or via Twitter at that time.



No To Trump

No To Nato

National DEMO

Tuesday

3rd Dec. 2019

Assemble: 4pm

Trafalgar Square

March to

Buckingham

Palace

Org. by StWC



LONDON GUANTANAMO CAMPAIGN 

SHUT GUANTANAMO 

DEMONSTRATION

Outside the 

US Embassy, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US

Next Demo 

7th November

12noon-2pm

& more details here: 

Event Calendar



CIA TORTURE UNREDACTED

New Report

A panel discussion with Cori Crider

Sam Raphael

Crofton Black

Prof. Ruth Blakeley

Wed, 10 July 2019   6pm-8pm

Regent Street UG.05

University of Westminster

309 Regent St, London, W1B 2HW

Org. by The Rendition Project / TBIJ

Event: Free

Full details: here



UNITED NATIONS 

ANTI-RACISM DAY

DEMONSTRATION

Sat 16th March

Assemble 12 noon

PARK LANE, LONDON

NEAR DORCHESTER HOTEL

W1K 1QA

NEAREST TUBE: 

HYDE PARK CORNER

The TUC and ‘Stand Up to Racism are organising this year’s march and rally. The demonstration will mark the UN Anti Racism Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This will be one of many demonstrations taking place around the world.

On Saturday Guantanamo Justice Campaign will join the many marching against racism and fascism. GJC also calls on President Trump to shut down Guantanamo. 

BOOK LAUNCH LONDON

12th March 2019

Jeremy Harding presents GUANTANAMO KID:   Jerome Tubiana &     Alexandre Franc   

LONDON REVIEW BOOK SHOP

Tues 12th MARCH - 7pm

14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL

bookshop@lrbbookshop.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 7269 9030

Book Tickets: here


LONDON GUANTANAMO CAMPAIGN

DEMONSTRATION

7th March. 2019

US EMBASSY

33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US

12noon-2pm


PETITION to sign:
PRESIDENT
TRUMP 
CLOSE GUANTANAMO BAY

As of January 30th 2018, President Trump ended the US Government’s commitment to closing Guantanamo. Sign REPRIEVE's  petition to the President, calling on him to end the years of injustice and abuse at America's illegal prison. 25,326 signatures already achieved. Help Reprieve reach 50,000.

You can sign the petition here:

https://reprieve.org.uk/guantanamo-week/




PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE GUANTANAMO JUSTICE 
CAMPAIGN
You can make a donation to the work of Guantanamo Justice 
Campaign 
using the following information:

Bank:   The Co-operative Bank
Account name:   Guantanamo Justice Campaign
Sort code:   08 92 99
Account number:   65467002