Five years ago on January 11th, Guantanamo Bay received its first detainees from the US War on Terror. The US doesn’t seem safer than five years ago. Evidence of torture keeps showing up with the latest from the FBI. The call for closing the detention facility is growing but it’s not enough. Amnesty International’s campaign, “Close Guantanamo” is slowly gathering steam around the world. The AIUSA campaign is calling for US activists to hold a vigil or rally in front of a local or federal courthouse on the upcoming Thursday. On the same day, an official AIUSA press conference and rally will be held in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Check out the action guide for details on how to plan an event in your area.

AI Close Guantanamo campaign