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Gitmo Detainees Collecting Food Donations For Haiti, Says Lawyer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Gitmo detainees have been collecting unopened containers of food and beverages to give to victims of Haiti's earthquake, according to a lawyer for one...

Gitmo Detainee Now Works For Americans In Afghanistan

ABC News | KAREN RUSSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For Americans haunted by reports of Gitmo detainees being released only to resume their terror tactics, Mohammed offers the rare opposite of a one-tim...

Omar Khadr, Former Boy Soldier, Youngest Guantanamo Detainee, Heads Toward Military Tribunal | Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was 15 when he allegedly threw a grenade that killed a U.S. Special Forces medic in Afghani...

Defense Department Turns Down My FOIA Request for Mohamed Al Hanashi's Autopsy Report

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

In December 2009 I submitted a FOIA request to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to obtain documents relating to Mohammed al Hanashi's death. In response, I got the runaround.

Veterans Speak Out On Why We Must Close Gitmo

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

A group of twenty veterans from all over the United States traveled to Capitol Hill January 21 to talk to members of Congress about why the prison at ...

Laura Bassett

Rev. Killmer: 'Recent Allegations of Death by Torture Must Be Investigated' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A nationwide group of religious organizations is demanding that the Obama administration thoroughly investigate allegations that three detainee "suici...

Closing Guantánamo: A Deadline Missed

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

When Guantánamo finally does close, it appears that some of its most shameful policies will continue on U.S. soil, potentially reducing the closure to a symbolic gesture.

The Politics of Torture and Guantanamo Bay

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Combat Veterans and Senator Elect Scott Brown (R-MA) Arrive on Capitol Hill With Opposite Messages. Your voice is needed too. It's a big day here in ...

A Gitmo Christmas Carol: Say 'Bah Humbug' to Cheney (Video)

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

New Security Action released this video over the holidays as part of a concerted effort to call for the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Here are some facts about the prison at Guantanamo Bay:

Obama: Guantanamo Won't Close By January Deadline | Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING -- President Obama directly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay will not close by the January...

Report: Executing Gitmo Detainees Will Endanger America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Center For American Progress, a public policy think-tank based in D.C., has released a report that investigates the implications of the closure of...

My Guantanamo Client Is Not Your Yemeni Bogeyman

Cori Crider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cori Crider

My client Samir has every reason to be frustrated with the US for his abuse and his senseless detention, as well as the panicked demands not to send any Yemeni to Yemen because, gosh, it is apparently an unstable place.

U.S. Officials: Gitmo Detainees Will Go To Thomson, Illinois | Christi Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal i...

Sam Stein

Conservative Trio Supports Transferring Gitmo Detainees To Illinois | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans in Congress are gearing up to fight a new White House effort to relocate detainees at Guantanamo Bay to a prison facility in Illinois. But...

Mark Kirk: The Officer of Misinformation on Afghanistan

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

Perhaps this is another case of speak crazy first, pull back with common sense later. After all, now the misinformation is out there, just like Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) wanted.

Gitmo Show Trial And Tell

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

What do you call a trial where the outcome is rigged from the inception? If you're a right-winger and obsessed with keeping Guantanamo Bay open, it's called a military commission.

Sam Stein

Music Stars Demand Records On Bush Administration's Use Of Music For Torture | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of prominent musicians are joining a campaign to close Guantanamo Bay and demanding the release of records about what music was used during th...

Who are the Recidivists?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

If you've heard politicians discuss the danger of releasing Gitmo prisoners on the belief that they'll return to attack us once again, you'd assume that recidivism among the released would be near 100%.

Cartoon: The Elephant That Squeaked

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

For being the so-called "strong defense" party, the GOP sure screams like a little girl.

Mark Kirk Cools His Bomb-Throwing Rhetoric On Gitmo Detainees Plan

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk turned down the rhetoric today on Democratic-backed plans to use the largely vacant Thomson Correctional Ce...

Daniel Pearl's Family Disagrees WIth NYC Trial For Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The mother and father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are disappointed with the federal government's decision to try Pearl's profes...

Jason Linkins

Celebrate Gitmo's Eighth Birthday With A McClatchy Read-In | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Gitmo celebrating another anniversary, it's a good time to revisit a fantastic McClatchy series, which addressed who the detainees were, and what happened in the prisons the Bush administration set up in Afghanistan and Cuba.

Sam Stein

Obama Plans To Hold Detainees Indefinitely At Thomson Facility | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration plans to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely at the newly-assigned facility in Thomson, Illinois, senior administration ...

Prison Politics: Illinois GOP Moves To Block Gitmo Transfer Plan

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A plan to transfer prisoners currently held at Guantanamo Bay to a nearly deserted Illinois jail is sharply dividing the state's politicians, with Dem...

Former Gitmo Guard Befriends Ex-Detainees Through Facebook

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Celena Belton

In a breath-taking story that shows both the power of forgiveness and how technology can build bridges, a former Guantanamo Bay prison guard met with and apologized in person to two former detainees.