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No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson's Library

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As the occupiers of Zuccotti Park recently found out, the government's ability to limit free speech, to stop the First Amendment, to undercut the right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances, is perhaps the most critical issue our republic can face.

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Loses Job for Criticizing Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

orris Davis, the retired Air Force Colonel who served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo until 2007, has just lost his job for writing an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Predictable Chaos as Guantanamo Trials Resume

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

With no visible progress this was another dismal outing for the Commissions, and another warning for the Obama administration that any kind of revival of the wretched trial system will remain fraught with insoluble problems.

Military Commissions: Government Flounders, As Admiral Hutson Nails Problems

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

A legal quagmire that lacks legitimacy and maintains key policies of the Bush administration's "War on Terror" is almost too awful to contemplate.

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney (Part Two)

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

I have covered the Military Commissions in depth and at no point has it ever been demonstrated that the system dreamt up by Cheney and Addington in November 2001 is "fair and honest."

New Evidence of Systemic Bias in Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files, continues his analysis of the corrupt command structure of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo,...

The Dark Heart of Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Vandevelt's profound criticisms of a system that imprisons juveniles and suppresses evidence relevant to the defense, is just part of a much darker narrative that has been unfolding for the last 18 months.

Guantanamo trials: another insignificant Afghan charged

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The Military Commissions at Guantánamo -- the trial system for "War on Terror" prisoners that was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks -- are ...

Controversy Still Plagues Guantanamo's Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lost in the coverage of Hamdan's trial, which dominated media reports about Guantanamo was the fact that a twenty-third prisoner had been put forward for trial by Military Commission on July 28.

Folly and Injustice: Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As with justice, logic is in short supply in the executive's approach to terror suspects, who have been deprived of the protections of the Geneva Conventions to make false confessions.

The Ends Versus the Means

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

There are those for whom the ends justifies the means and those for whom the means matter. Count me as someone who cares supremely about the means. Count the present administration as one who doesn't give a hoot.