Submitted by icujpadmin on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:17pm
ICUJP SPONSORING GROUP MEETING
Friday, March 14, 2014 Working Groups
· Phil Way & John Forney– Islamophobia
· Anthony Manousos, Susan Stouffer & Stephen Fiske – Cost of War/Culture of Peace
· Bonnie Blustein & Ed Fisher – Global Context
Reflection by Carolfrances Likins
ALL are WELCOMED! JOIN US!
Submitted by luisrivas on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:00pm
Groups gather in Santa Monica to close Guantanamo Bay detention camp By Luis Rivas
On Jan. 11, 2014, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, along with Veterans for Peace and other organizations gathered at Palisades Park in Santa Monica to protest the ongoing torture found within Guantánamo Bay detention camp. More than a dozen speakers from different allied organizations spoke out against torture and the rights and liberties that all detainees are denied.
Submitted by luisrivas on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:59pm
Here is a music video project, Close Guantanamo, which Stephen Longfellow Fiske has just completed with videographer Robert Corsini through the auspices of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace Peace. The project is based upon the song, Guantanamera (Stephen has changed the lyrics to fit the cause), and is dedicated to Pete Seeger.
“I only had the privilege of meeting Pete Seeger a couple times, but his life, presence and way of delivering songs made a lasting impression upon me and I have modeled much of my performance style after him. This project would be something that I’m sure he might do himself, or support and endorse. At this time of his passing, I feel his spirit with this project,” Stephen Longfellow Fiske said.
Submitted by icujpadmin on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:13pm
ICUJP's first Justice Luncheon of 2014, building on the Close Guantanamo Rally on Jan. ll, was held on Wed. Jan. 15, at Holman United Methodist Church and featured Andy Worthington, author of "The Guantanamo Files." A longtime activist for social justice, he has committed himself to becoming the custodian of the stories of the prisoners being held in indefinite detention without charges or trial.
"In the beginning, no one even knew the names of the prisoners being held, but in the spring of 2006 the Bush Administration under the Freedom of Information Act was forced by the courts to identify them. Only then did their families know where they were.
That's when I got involved," Worthington said.
Submitted by icujpadmin on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:09pm
Close Guantanamo Now!
Join us January 11, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a vigil, rally and march at Santa Monica Palisades Park and 3rd Street Promenande:
This coming January 11, 2014, marks 12 year anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo prison and the human rights violation it represents, including torture, detention without charge, unfair trials, Islamophobia, and impunity for crimes by the U.S. Government officials.
- Close Guantanamo Now!
- End indefinite solitary confinement in U.S. prisons
- Release detainess or charge and fairly try them in federal cout
- Repeal the detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act
- Hold government officials accountable for torture and other serious abuses
- End the Islamophobia that fuels Guantanamo and U.S. detention policies
Submitted by icujpadmin on Fri, 12/27/2013 - 5:27pm
Saturday, January 11 Close Guantanamo Now! 12 years too many! Vigil, Rally and March
3 – 5 pm Santa Monica Palisades Park and 3rd Street Promenade Facebook page Wednesday, January 15 Justice Luncheon With Andy Worthington
Author of The Guantánamo Files
What would MLK say about Guantánamo, torture and solitary confinement?
with interfaith respondents Rev Dr. Art Cribbs of CLUE - CA
and Edina Lekovic of Muslim Public Affairs Council
Submitted by icujpadmin on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:10pm
Join us in raising righteous objection against torture. Our society’s mass incarceration, especially of poor people of color, the corruption and abuses recently made public in LA County jails, and the blatant torture that the U.S. is responsible for overseas in Guantanamo Bay are all symptoms of a society obsessed with a culture of torture. Communities of faith have an obligation to denounce this torture wherever it is found.
Submitted by icujpadmin on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 4:01pm
NO U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA! TELL CONGRESS: DO NOT APPROVE A US ATTACK ON SYRIA
As an interfaith community of religious and secular members who believe in the power of love to overcome hatred and the power of mercy to conquer vengeance, while affirming the world’s common humanity and the sacredness of human life, we urge President Obama and Congress to reject any military intervention in Syria, including any military attack, arming the rebels, or creating a no-fly zone, and instead to focus on increasing humanitarian assistance through the United Nations and building active multilateral diplomacy without preconditions with all involved parties for an immediate ceasefire, a full arms embargo, and negotiations to end Syria’s civil war.
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