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Obama Detention

Let's Not Give up on Immigration Detention Reform Quite Yet

Michelle Brané | Posted 12.09.2011 | Latino Voices
Michelle Brané

But this is the wrong approach. The reality is that change is hard. It comes in ebbs and flows, and some days it does seem that we are wasting our time. But we cannot forget that we have made some very important accomplishments, even if there is a long way to go.

Renewed Calls for Overhaul of Detention System

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Contrary to expectations, the Obama administration has yet to deliver on its promises to overhaul the current detention system and the issue seems to ...

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 ...

Sam Stein

White House Won't Rule Out Sending Terror Suspects To Countries That Torture | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will not rule out sending terror suspect to countries known for sanctioning torture. But the White House promised to institut...

Obama's Radical Gitmo Plan

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama's controversial detention plan for Guantanamo detainees keeps leaking and it is a fundamentally radical, dangerous and potentially unconstitutional approach.

Obama Weighs Indefinite Detention Of Terror Suspects On U.S. Soil

Wall Street Journal | EVAN PEREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on U.S. soil -- indefinitely and without trial -- as part of a...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Obama's Guantánamo Mistake: He's Not Closing Gitmo the Right Way

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brandt Goldstein

Obama has issued an executive order to shut down the prison. That alone is not enough. An executive order can be changed -- easily.

Sam Stein

Obama Signs Executive Order To Close Guantanamo Bay | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration called on Thursday for the closure of Guantanamo Bay within the next year. The move will be greeted with widespread approval ...

Gone-tanamo Bay: the Right Decision

Rep. John Murtha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. John Murtha

The problem with Guantanamo was never about its bricks and mortar. The problem with Guantanamo is that its very existence stains and defies the moral fiber of our great nation.

Sam Stein

Gitmo Protesters Descend On Obama Transition Headquarters | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, it was reported that Barack Obama was prepared to issue an executive order shortly after taking office to close down the United States mili...