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Gitmo Detainees

Jason Linkins

GOP Promotes 'Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act' To Prevent Gitmo Closure | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As reported by Sam Stein, the new and exciting idea from your House GOP is a bill called the Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act, which is SUBLIME. At...

Jason Linkins

GOP's Anti-Guantanamo Scare Campaign Parodied (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As noted earlier, the GOP has put forward an excellent new measure, the Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act -- also known as the Fluffy Bunnies Forever...

Britain Tried Recruiting Gitmo Detainees By Promising Protection From American Captors

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MI5 secretly tried to hire British men held in Guantanamo Bay and other US prison camps by promising to protect them from their American captors and h...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi, Obey Emphasize Agreement With Obama On Gitmo | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and appropriations committee chair David Obey (D-Wisc.) are in full agreement regarding the clo...

Obama's Uighur Plan Poses Political Problems

Inter Press Service | William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK, May 4 (IPS) - The probability that some Guantanamo detainees will soon be released into the U.S. will place the administration of President ...

Hardin, Montana: Guantanamo Jail Of The Future?

Billings Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Economic development officials in Hardin are looking at the soon-to-close detention facility in Guantanamo Bay as a possible fix for the jail sitting...

Miss Universe Gitmo Photos Emerge

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Guantánamo's prison camps commander said Thursday he would continue to allow celebrity visits despite a simmering controversy over a visit last month...

What's in a Name? In this Case, Not Much

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The real story here is not that the words have changed; it's that much of the substance -- the disturbingly overbroad view of who may be detained under the laws of war -- remains the same.

Chavez: Gitmo Detainees Can Come Here

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is prepared to receive detainees held by the US military at the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba....

Jason Linkins

Miss Universe Blogs About Visiting Guantanamo Bay: "Soooo Beautiful!" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The XX Factor's Hanna Rosin has been reading the blog of Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza. And, as it turns out, Miss Universe is sort of a nimrod! But...

Obama's Yemen Problem

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Instead of branding the Yemenis guilty until proven innocent, the United States and Yemen should prosecute those against whom they have evidence and repatriate the rest.

Guantanamo Abuse Worse Since Obama: Detainee Lawyer

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the ca...

Guantanamo Meets Geneva Rules: Pentagon

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Pentagon report requested by President Obama on the conditions at the Guantánamo Bay detention center concludes that the prison complies with the h...

Mislead When Convenient, Lie When Necessary

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

As a child, it was difficult for me not to "remember Pearl Harbor" yet today, it is difficult for me to accept the inaccuracies of convenience promulgated by my government.

Strange Bedfellows at Guantánamo

Jamil Dakwar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamil Dakwar

I've been observing the military commissions since 2004, and Guantánamo never felt more surreal or otherworldly than it did in what we hope were its ...

Key Bush Gitmo Advisors Still Burrowed In At Pentagon

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior judge who has not followed President Barack Obama's order to halt military trials at Guantanamo Bay is among Bush administration appointees s...

An Open Letter To Jeh Johnson/General Counsel, Department of Defense

H. Candace Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
H. Candace Gorman

As the rest of the world is standing by waiting to see us take responsibility for Gitmo, we should release the Uighur detainees into the United States and grant them provisional asylum.

Guantanamo Issue Threatens To Split EU

The Guardian | Peter Walker, Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EU countries could be willing to help the US close down Guantánamo Bay by taking in released detainees despite the doubts of some member states, the ...

Australia May Take Guantanamo Detainees

Bloomberg | Gemma Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Australia may accept detainees from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, subject to legal criteria and their individual cases, acting Prime Minister Jul...

Closing Guantanamo: France Wants Common EU Policy On Detainees

Deutsche Welle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The French Foreign Ministry called for a common European Union policy Friday, Dec. 26, on how to deal with prisoners currently held in the US prison i...

Portugal Foreign Minister: European Union Should Accept Gitmo Detainees | Matthew Weaver and Agencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

European countries should offer asylum to former terrorist suspects released from Guantánamo Bay, Portugal's foreign minister said today. In a lette...

Chinese Guantanamo Detainees Turned Down For Immediate Release By Appeals Court

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court on Monday refused to allow the immediate release into the U.S. of 17 Turkic Muslims being held at Guantan...

Jason Linkins

Gitmo Trial To Put Gitmo Trials On Trial At Gitmo | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The legal reasoning for denying this "last-minute plea deal" was based solely on the fact that preparations for the trial had been made? Sorry, but the show must go on?

Jason Linkins

Gitmo Detainee Ordered Released, But His Lawyer Is Not Allowed To Tell Him | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On June 12, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Boumediene v. Bush that those detained as enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay had the rights of habe...

Guantanamo Dentention Like Being In "Supermax" Prison: Human Rights Watch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics