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Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo

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The Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo includes World Can't Wait Chicago, Illinois Coalition Against Torture, Witness Against Torture Chicago, White Rose Catholic Worker, and the Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban Five.

Join Our Vigil!

Starting Friday, February 28th, the Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo is holding vigils at DEARBORN AND JACKSON to support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers and to demand that Guantanamo be shut down.  We'll be in orange jumpsuits and black hoods, while some of us talk with people on the street. 

As each day passes the more urgent the situation for the men still remaining becomes.  The only way to ensure the health and safety of these men and end the Hunger Strike is that the 86 cleared for release be released and the rest charged and given a fair trial.  It is on us to keep the hunger strike and the humanity of these men in the public eye.

Vigil Photos

(All photos by Frank Johnson)


Resolution Proclaiming Chicago to be a Torture Free Zone

Chicago, IL


WHEREAS, the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention) defines torture as:

Shawali Khan

Shawali Khan was an Afghan shopkeeper who was sold for a bounty.  He was ordered released twice, but he lost his habeas bid on September 3rd.  Read his story on Andy Worthington's blog site here.


Chicago, IL 60659
United States
Phone: (773) 856-0315
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