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Global Monthly Protests April 5

4394Debra Sweet | March 28,2023

With the release from Guantánamo three weeks ago of the Saudi citizen Ghassan al-Sharbi, the prison now holds just 31 men, out of the 779 held by the U.S. military since it first opened over 21 years ago.

Seventeen of these 31 men have been approved for release, and yet there is no way of knowing when, if ever, they will be because they did not have their release ordered by a court but recommended by administrative review processes and, as a result, they cannot appeal to a judge to order their release if, as is the case, the government shows no sense of urgency when it comes to freeing them.... More at

Wednesday April 5 vigils for the closure of Guantánamo followed by Wednesdays May 3 and June 7
London 1-3 pm GMT: In Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament, London SW1.
Washington, DC Noon-1 pm ET: On the corner of Independence Ave & New Jersey Avenue SE
New York City 5-6 pm ET: Steps of the New York Public Library, 5th Avenue & 42nd Street
Mexico City 10am-11 am CST:
 Plancha del Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución), 06010 Ciudad de México
Los Angeles Noon-1 pm PT: Downtown LA Federal Building, 300 N Los Angeles Street
Cobleskill NY 7-7.30 pm ET: 514 W Main Street
Raleigh NC Noon Federal Building, 300 Fayetteville Street

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Ordinance banning nuclear weapons

Tom Charles | March 5, 2023

My name is Tom Charles and I am a member of Veterans For Peace, Chapter #35, here in Spokane, WA. On Nov. 7, 2022, our City Council passed an Ordinance that made our city nuclear-free and prevented our city from doing business with the nuclear weapons industry. That Ordinance became official on Dec. 21, 2022. We worked with our City Council members, and this Ordinance was a three year effort. Our City Council President, a lawyer named Breean Beggs, wrote the Ordinance and it has passed legal muster. We are hoping to share copies of our Ordinance with any other cities or entities, whether here or abroad, interested in similar goals. Our hope is that if enough of us pass similar legislation, it will send a strong message to our federal and state governments that we demand action in the effort to rid our world of nuclear weapons. As a result, we would appreciate advertisement of our Ordinance in any appropriate publications that you have at your disposal. I have included a copy of our Ordinance:


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