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What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty?

The meeting:

Florie and Luke prepared a presentation about Guantanamo Bay. Amnesty International has long been critical of US actions there. For more information from the Amnesty website about what goes in at Guantanamo Bay you can click here.

The chances that Guantanamo Bay will be closed now that Donald Trump has become president seem slim. Especially given his controversial views on waterboarding and statements that there should be no releases of detainees held at Guantanamo.

To get an idea of what the facility is like, we watched this short documentary by Vice News. Check it out below:

Next week:

Next week in the meeting we will be creating banners and placards for our Refugee Action Week (February 20-26) action.

On Wednesday 22nd February, we will protest the fact that child refugees in Britain are not being given their right to reunion with their families. This will also be connected to broader protests that have been happening globally as a response to Donald Trump’s decision to bar certain refugees from the United States, and hateful and discriminatory rhetoric in general.

As such we will be protesting for Bridges Not Walls.

It would be great if you could come prepared next week with:

  • Marker Pens
  • Cardboard
  • Sheets
  • Paints
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Ideas for eye-catching/interesting/funny slogans and signs

Check out this video for some inspiration. See you all next week!


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