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Guantanamo Torture

Guantanamo Detainees Protested Over Strip Searches, Humiliation

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

Binyam Mohamed Torture Claims To Be Investigated By UK

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Metropolitan Police are to investigate claims that British agents colluded in torture, Scotland Yard said today. ...

Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor Calls For Torture Investigation

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

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...

Jason Linkins

Gitmo Detainees: Records Document "Shocking" Weight Loss | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When most people talk about the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the focus is usually on what a beauty queen-endorsed demi-paradise it is. Or the ...

Second Thoughts on Cheney Indictment: Pardon Him ... And Others Too

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Obama should pardon not only Mr. Cheney, but everyone else in the prior administration who approved or knew about the illegal water-boarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques.

Land of the Safe and Home of the Cruel

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Obama's National Archives speech was one more by Barack Obama that deferred action. It suggested the comprehension of an enormous wrong which it decided only partly to remedy.

Painful Truth in Cheney's Spat with Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The painful truth in former Vice President Dick Cheney's spat with President Obama is that there are still far too many places where Obama's policy resembles Bush policy on the terrorism war.

Dick Cheney Will Protect You, and Liberals Want Your First Born

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Did Cheney show a lack of commitment to national security by limiting the interrogation techniques to waterboarding?

The Phony Debate About Torture

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

Torture can never be used because our Constitution bans it. There are no exceptions -- not for heinous crimes or ticking bombs.

1 In 7 Guantanamo Detainees Freed Return To Terrorism: Pentagon

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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

We Can't Handle the Lie!

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

If a picture tells a thousand words, the pictures now being held back by Obama, scream volumes. Their testimony demands the light of day much like the men in our containment.

ACLU: No One is Above the Law

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

No one should be surprised that the ACLU would issue a call to prosecute those who authorized torture on detainees.

The Torture Debate Will Be Won or Lost on National Security, not Morality or Legality

Frankie Sturm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frankie Sturm

We don't have to leave morals or laws on the sideline, but unless we're satisfied with preaching to the choir, national security needs to be the focus of our case against torture.

Congressman Jim Moran on Torture and Accountability

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Moran: Those who are culpable need to be judged by their peers and I think we need to put in place some kinds of structures to ensure that we never repeat our mistakes.

Government Could Destroy Records in Hundreds of Gitmo Cases

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some written by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a Bush-era federal court order.

Guantanamo Detainee Files Could Be Destroyed By Government

Pro Publica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some authored by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a little-know...

Psychologists Under Fire For Role In Torture

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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

Torture Images From Set Of Standard Operating Procedure Retell Story Of Abu Ghraib

Huffington Post Contributors | Nubar Alexanian and Katharine Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Photographs by Nubar Alexanian Text by Katharine Thomas One of President Obama's first executive decisions in office was to prohibit the use of inte...

Retired Brigadier General: Those Who Approved Torture "Must Be Held Accountable"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Says Adams: "I have never known anyone in a leadership position in the military who would condone torture. They would never do it... which is to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law."

The Toxic Residue of Torture

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

If the truth sets you free, then let's have a truth commission as a first step. Lay everything out, however painful. The aim should not be punishment but detoxification.

David Corn: Special Prosecutor's Job Is Not To Expose Wrongdoing

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The other day I ran into a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, and this person noted that he fancied the idea of appointing a special p...

Jonathan Fredman: Key Bush Era 'Enhanced Interrogator' Still At CIA

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"As a general deal," President Barack Obama said Tuesday about Bush administration officials who shaped the post-9/11 interrogation and detention regi...

Obama's CIA Torture Prosecution Stance Leads To Outcry From Human Rights Groups, Muslim World

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Human rights groups and former detainees in U.S. custody expressed disappointment Friday with the decision by President Barack Obama not...

Schumer: DOJ Should Investigate Red Cross Reports Of Torture

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A powerful Democrat has added his voice to those calling for a federal investigation into reports of torture at Guantanamo Bay and at black site priso...

Yemeni Guantanamo Detainee Ordered Released By US Judge

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the United States to release a prisoner from the Guantanamo detention center who said he fears f...