East end of Hawthorne Bridge

Location

SE Hawthorne and Grand
Portland
,
Oregon
97214
,
US

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Past Events

Thursday
Jan
11
2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 3:30-5:30pm
3:30-5:30pm
To mark another year of the now-nearly empty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Portlanders will hold a visibility action at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge (SE Hawthorne & Grand) on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The event is titled "Guantanamo: Serving Injustice for 16 Long Years" and will feature the 12-foot-tall "Tower of Peace" strung with banners reading "CLOSE GITMO NOW-Stop Inspiring Terror." The prison now holds under 50 people (from a height of nearly 800 at one point), and is widely considered to be a stain on the United States' claimed support for due process, human rights and the rule of law. Congress blocked President Obama from closing the prison, while President Trump has promised to fill it up with "bad guys." Trump called for the man who ran over pedestrians in New York in November to be sent to Guantanamo (even though it is far-fetched to call him an "enemy combatant"). Last year this action was held despite the massive snowstorm that hit Portland on January 11. Our commitment to shutting down Guantanamo continues undeterred. The event is being cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, Portland Close Guantanamo Coalition, and others. Groups who would like to join as a cosponsor (at no cost, though donations are gladly accepted), or for more information, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or iraq@pjw.info. Check out the Facebook page for this event at https://www.facebook.com/events/181616252583410/.
Wednesday
Jan
3
2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 9pm
9pm
To mark another year of the now-nearly empty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Portlanders will hold a visibility action at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge (SE Hawthorne & Grand) on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The event is titled "Guantanamo: Serving Injustice for 16 Long Years" and will feature the 12-foot-tall "Tower of Peace" strung with banners reading "CLOSE GITMO NOW-Stop Inspiring Terror." The prison now holds under 50 people (from a height of nearly 800 at one point), and is widely considered to be a stain on the United States' claimed support for due process, human rights and the rule of law. Congress blocked President Obama from closing the prison, while President Trump has promised to fill it up with "bad guys." Trump called for the man who ran over pedestrians in New York in November to be sent to Guantanamo (even though it is far-fetched to call him an "enemy combatant"). Last year this action was held despite the massive snowstorm that hit Portland on January 11. Our commitment to shutting down Guantanamo continues undeterred. The event is being cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, Portland Close Guantanamo Coalition, and others. Groups who would like to join as a cosponsor (at no cost, though donations are gladly accepted), or for more information, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or iraq@pjw.info. Check out the Facebook page for this event at https://www.facebook.com/events/181616252583410/.
Wednesday
Jan
11
2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
4-5:30pm
"15 Years of Human Rights Abuses at Guantanamo-- Shut It Down!" Visibility Action Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:00-5:30 PM SE Hawthorne & Grand (East end of Hawthorne Bridge) Featuring the "Tower of Peace" to mark 15 years since the prison camp opened. Portlanders are once again planning to mark the sordid anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison with a visibility action at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge (SE Hawthorne & Grand) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. The message of the organizers is "15 Years of Human Rights Abuses at Guantanamo-- Shut It Down!" The event will include the 12- foot-tall "Tower of Peace" strung with banners reading "CLOSE GITMO NOW-Stop Inspiring Terror." This will be both a last-ditch effort to ask President Obama to fulfill his promise to close the prison camp-- it's down to just 60 prisoners now-- and a plea to incoming President Trump and congress as well. Amnesty International is currently working on a campaign to get President Obama to close the prison before he leaves office: A flyer for the event is available at http://www.pjw.info/gitmo15yl_flyer.pdf The event is being cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Amnesty International Group 48 and the Portland Close Guantanamo Coalition, along with Jewish Voice for Peace-PDX, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, and others. Groups who would like to join as a cosponsor (at no cost, though donations are gladly accepted!), or for more information, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or iraq@pjw.info.