[noborders-brum] Protest against Starbucks - Next Saturday 21st October
mike-d at riseup.net
Sun Oct 15 01:14:03 UTC 2006
Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign invites you to a protest against
Starbucks on New Street in Birmingham City Centre next Saturday
starting at 1.00pm.
Starbucks claim to be a company who "operate their business in a
socially responsible way", "expect our business partners to do the
same", and have been "working to create a robust Human Rights
Which is why they have opened a branch of Starbucks at the
Guantanamo Bay base to keep US military personnel wide awake and
fuelled with cinammon pastries while they eye-gouge prisoners and
pepper spray them in the face.
The US government have recently asked the British government for the
nine British resident detainees to be returned to the UK. They have
been held for many years without trial in Guantanamo Bay and there
is ample evidence of torture at the hands of US military personnel.
The British government is refusing the return of the detainees to be
reunited with their families in Britain on the grounds that the
required security measures the US government have requested are
unnecessary and unworkable.
If an agreement cannot be reached it is likely that the detainees
will be returned to their countries of origin where they are likely
to face further torture and ill-treatment.
The protest is to raise awareness of the torture and injustice
subjected to these nine people who have strong ties to the UK, and
to let as many Starbucks customers (or potential customers) know
what the company is complicit in.
Get as many people as you can to come down and take part in losing
Starbucks as many customers as possible!
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