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Gitmo Torture

How to Close Guantanamo

Tom Hayden | Posted 03.28.2015 | Home
Tom Hayden

Obama is proceeding to release small handfuls of detainees to places like Uruguay while asking congressional Republicans to lift their ban on sending Guantanamo detainees to high-security U.S. prisons. If those efforts prove fruitless, there now is a new way to achieve his promise.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Blames Congress For Gitmo | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed Congress on Tuesday for failing to close the infamous prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ...

Don't Mention The 'T' Word At Gitmo

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | Home

By Jane Sutton and Josh Meyer MIAMI/WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - CIA agents have written books about it. Former President George W. ...

WATCH: Shocking Torture Method Used At Guantanamo

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 05.31.2012 | Home

In 2008, reports surfaced that detainees at Guantanamo Bay had been tortured by songs such as Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Drowning Pool's "Bodies....

The Other Side of Guantanamo

Rajai Hakki | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home
Rajai Hakki

As the US rejoices at the killing of Osama Bin Laden, it is important to remember the people that made real sacrifices in our war against Al-Qaeda. Detainees at Gitmo are not the only people that suffer.

Conservative and Liberal Pillagers Master the Art of Pandering

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Morris Davis

In an age when the public seems to have the attention span of a gnat, buzz words and trite slogans get traction. It doesn't matter if there is any real substance behind the words so long as they stick.

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...

What's the Big Deal?

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Smiley

Make no mistake, if we as a nation sweep the Bush crimes, committed both here and abroad, under the rug because we're too lazy or afraid or "poor" to investigate, our criminals will be back with bigger plans.

Mohammed Jawad, Teenage Afghan Detainee, To Be Transferred To Civilian Court

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It wasn't until late Friday afternoon that the Obama Justice Department, after years of wrangling over the fate of Mohammed Jawad, the Afghan boy arre...

Gitmo Detainees: Torture Continued During Obama Presidency

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lakhdar Boumediene's own children didn't recognize him when he stepped off the military aircraft, looking gaunt and out of place. His 8-year-old daugh...

Sami Al-Haj: Al Jazeera Journo Imprisoned At Gitmo To Sue George Bush

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An al-Jazeera journalist who was imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay plans to launch a joint legal action with other detainees against former US president G...

Guantanamo Detainees Protested Over Strip Searches, Humiliation

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For two weeks in June, two dozen war-on-terror captives staged a sit-in at an exercise yard in a maximum-security prison camp -- refusing to budge fro...

Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor Calls For Torture Investigation

Salon | Anthony Romero and Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Torture is a crime and the United States engaged in it. Those are two indisputable facts. Given the mountains of evidence already in the public domain...

1 In 7 Guantanamo Detainees Freed Return To Terrorism: Pentagon

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An unreleased Pentagon report provides new details concluding that about one in seven of the 534 prisoners already transferred abroad from the prison ...

Psychologists Under Fire For Role In Torture

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By William Fisher NEW YORK, May 7 (IPS) - A leading human rights organisation is charging that an American Psychological Association (APA) task force...

Guantanamo Abuse Worse Since Obama: Detainee Lawyer

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week, John Snow, Bush's former Secretary of the Treasury, claimed that one of the causes of the mortgage meltdown was that, in its zeal to increase homeownership, the Bush administration "forgot" that people had to be "able to afford their houses." Perfectly understandable. And it explains so much: Bush and company didn't mean to illegally torture prisoners at Gitmo -- they simply "forgot" torture was illegal. They didn't mean to trample civil rights -- they simply "forgot" about the Constitution. They didn't gin up phony intel to hype us into war -- they simply "forgot" that WMD had to be real. Turns out their guiding principle has been Steve Martin's classic catch-all defense: "I forgot!" So, will Bush's parting words be, "Well, excuuuuuse me!"?

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...

Douglas Feith On Torture: "Some People Do Bad Things"

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At a hearing about interrogation techniques in Guantanamo, the former Under Secretary of Defense explains away abuse: After going back and forth wit...

The Supreme Court Returns the Constitution to Guantánamo

Deborah Colson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deborah Colson

The Court has returned the Constitution to Guantánamo, where rules violate basic principles of justice and human rights. But the military commission system cannot be fixed with one good decision.