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November 19th, 2008 By | News | Posted In: Social Justice, Public Policy

Poems from Guantanamo


Whether you agree with the use of the Guantanamo Bay detention center for the holding of “enemy combatants” without charges or trials, you can get an idea of what life on the inside is like, thanks to the ACLU.

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ACLU is taking “a stand against human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay” with Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak.

This event will take place on Dec. 12 at First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St.) at 7 p.m.

Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak, is a book edited by Marc Falkoff, the attorney for 17 Guantanamo prisoners. It contains “poems written by detainees at Guantanamo,” according to an ACLU announcement about the event.

“The poems – some originally written in toothpaste or scratched into foam cups with pebbles – poignantly illustrate the very un-American human rights violations our country is committing in the name of ‘freedom.’ ”

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, go to the Web site or call 216-472-2220.

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