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Protest NDAA, Guantanamo at White House on Wednesday
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2012, noon-2pm
Where: Gather at Lafayette Square at Noon, across from the White House. We’ll start with a rally in front of the White House and then form a human chain down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol.
What: Be part of a human chain between the White House and the Capitol in protest of the 10th anniversary of the Guantánamo prison and the human rights violations it represents, including torture, detention without charge, unfair trials, Islamophobia, and impunity for crimes by US government officials.  The event is organized by a coalition of civil liberties groups including the National Religious Campaign against Torture (NRCAT), the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), Code Pink, Amnesty International and others.
Note: Please wear orange or black and bring signs that say “No Guantánamo. No Torture. No Excuses!”  Take photos, and send us your stories at mococivilrights@gmail.com.  More information

MLK Sunday Town Hall: Know Your Rights
...Before They're Read to You!
When: Sunday, January 15
, 1pm – 4pm
Where: MLK DC Library 901 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)
What: Do you want to know about what federal agents are doing in your community? What your rights are? What to do when asked for an interview? Search warrants? Subpoenas? Fusion Centers? No fly lists? Guantanamo at home? Ask the experts! This is the place to be to protect your rights on MLK Civil Rights Day. Get informed. It’s not too late. Speakers include Professor Peter Erlinder, NCPCF (National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms) Chair and Law Professor ; Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Mike German*, ACLU; Steve Downs, Project SALAM; Ashraf Nubani; Mel Underbakke; and the families of victims of preemptive prosecutions. More information

Occupy Congress next Tuesday
When: Tuesday, January 17, starting 9am
Where: United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC (West Front, grassy area) (map)
What: We are planning to visit Senator Mikulski's office to discuss Sen. Mikulski's vote for the National Defense Authorization Act and its indefinite detention provisions.  Contact mococivilrights@gmail.com for the time and details of this visit.  More information

Thanks for all you do!

Thomas Nephew
Co-founder, MCCRC
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