TWO SIDES - ONE STORY: G
GUANTANAMO FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE WIRE
A national tour to mark seven years of unlawful detention, abuse and torture
January 11th 2009 - 4th February 2009
SAMI AL HAJ
(Ex Guantanamo Detainee and Aljazeera Journalist)
(Ex-Guantanamo Detainee, Spokesman for Cageprisoners)
uantanamo Bay stands as one of the most potent symbols of unlawful detention in the world today. The detention of suspected terrorists at the prison camps has evoked emotion from those seeking its closure and continuance.
Cageprisoners presents Two Sides – One Story
, a tour of the UK that brings those on opposite sides of wire at Guantanamo together for the first time.
Christopher Arendt, a former guard at the base has agreed to speak about his experiences in detaining suspected terrorists and bring new insights into the way the US administration carried out policies against them.
Also, for the first time the detained Al Jazeera journalist Sami El Haj will be speaking with Moazzam Begg as they both reflect on life at the prison on the opposite side to Chris.
This unique tour is a historic moment in the continued War on Terror and will be launched on 11th January 2009, exactly seven years after the first transfers to Guantanamo Bay.
11/01 – Friends’ House, Euston, London
. Doors open 6:30pm
12/01 - Bristol
with Bristol Stop the War CoalitionKuumba Centre,
20-23 Hepburn Road (off Stokes Croft),
BRISTOL, BS2 8UB
13/01 - Reading
14/01 - Brighton
with Brighton Against GuantanamoFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brighton
15/01 - Cambridge
16/01 - Birmingham,
The Rex Centre
430-434 Coventry Rd, Small Heath Birmingham,
West Midlands, B10 0UG.
Parking available on Wright Street.
19/01 - Nottingham
University of Nottingham
20/01 - Sheffield
with Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign, Sheffield University Islamic Society, Sheffield University Islamophobia Society
21/01 - Manchester
Jeoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 1 & 2
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building, All Saints,
Manchester, M15 6BH
Doors open 5:30pm, 6pm start
22/01 - Liverpool
with Merseyside Stop the WarThe Great Hall, at the Cornerstone Theatre, Hope University, 1 Haigh St, near Staples (of Islington & Shaw St), Liverpool City Centre
23/01 - Blackburn
26/01 - Leeds,
with Leeds University Islamic Society
27/01 - Hull,
with Hull Peace CampaignQuaker Meeting House Bean Street Hull HU3 2PRContact: John Beardmore and Martin Dean, 01482 327574 firstname.lastname@example.org
28/01 - York
University of York
29/01 - Newcastle
with Newcastle Stop the War Coalition
Contact: 0771 994 6814/ email@example.com
30/01 - Glasgow
31/01 - Edinburgh
with SACC and Stop the War Edinburgh
01/02 - Edinburgh
03/02 - Belfast
04/02 - Cardiff