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This Is One Of The Biggest Guantanamo Lies Out There

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Award-winning artist and journalist Molly Crabapple said Friday that one of the biggest misconceptions regarding the detention facility at Guantanamo ...

Secret Guantanamo Camp Faces Legal Challenge

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A defense lawyer who gained rare access to an ultra-secret section of the Guantanamo Bay prison said Sunday that th...

Some Of Guantanamo's Hardest Cases To Get New Look

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — As the U.S. renews its effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, it will soon begin reconsidering the fate of...

Gitmo Detainees Likely to Inherit Kingdom of Heaven

Pat LaMarche | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Pat LaMarche

The Gitmo Clergy Fast calls on ordained clergy -- of any religion -- to do a water-only fast one day for one prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. There are 166 prisoners, so there needs to be 166 clergy.

A Simple Solution

Saul Landau | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Saul Landau

As dozens of Guantánamo detainees continue their hunger strike, and a ruling about force-feeding them remains in limbo between different federal courts, the moment is ripe for President Obama to act with courage and decisiveness.

Who Is Still At Guantanamo?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- President Barack Obama has appointed a new envoy to lead a renewed effort to close the detention center at the U.S....

Gitmo Detainees Describe Invasive Searches

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees urged a federal judge Wednesday to stop what they describe as new "genital searches" for detai...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Gitmo Plan At Odds With Top Military Advisers

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's suggestion Thursday that "history will cast a harsh judgment" if the nation fails to deal with the detainees at...

An Exit Strategy From Detention at Guantanamo

Rep. Adam Smith | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Adam Smith

The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay was never a good idea. It is an even worse idea now. Let's start the process to close GTMO now.

Human Rights Groups Blast 'Cruel, Inhuman, And Degrading' Gitmo Practice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union and other human rights groups on Monday called on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to halt the force-feeding of hunger...

Guantanamo: It's About Us

Shannyn Moore | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Our country's founding principles of habeus corpus were in a direct response to the "lock them away in the Tower" abuses in Britain. We were going to be different. Oh, I know Guantanamo isn't on American soil, but our flag flies over that prison -- the same one we pledge "liberty and justice for all" to.

Gitmo Lawyer Jabs Obama For Pointing Fingers Over Prison

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Martha Rayner, a Fordham University law professor who has represented a number of Guantanamo detainees, accused President Barack Obama of ducking his ...

Guantanamo's Collapse

David Schanzer | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
David Schanzer

Fixing Guantanamo -- which is what Obama clearly wants --- will require him to take risky unilateral action and dedicate a great deal of political capital.

Bipartisan Support for Releasing the Torture Report

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The United States has a history of providing important moral leadership in many areas. But by shrouding our tortured past in secret, we endanger both our country's moral legacy and our national security.

Toward Ensuring an End to U.S.-Sponsored Torture

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

A non-governmental, bipartisan task force recently completed a two-year investigation into the U.S. government's treatment of 9/11 detainees, concluding indisputably that the United States government engaged in illegal torture.

Guantanamo Hunger Striker Denied Emergency Relief Motion

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Monday denied an emergency motion for relief filed by a Guantanamo Bay prisoner on a hunger strike, despite pleas f...

More Prisoners Join Gitmo Hunger Strike

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

By Jane Sutton and David Alexander MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - About 24 Guantanamo prisoners involved in a hunger strike th...

WATCH: Why The U.S. Outsources Torture

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A new report released Tuesday claims that as many as 54 foreign governments in Europe, Asia and Africa have been secretly involved in global kidnappin...

Guantanamo Detainees Could Be Safely Moved To U.S. Jails, Study Shows

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be closed and the 166 detainees being held there could be absor...

National Security As Culture War: Why Civil Libertarians Lose the Argument

Jimmy Soni | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Jimmy Soni

Why is Guantanamo still open? Why has there been no public accounting for the use of torture? Why does President Obama successfully claim the right to assassinate American citizens living abroad? And why do civil libertarians lose arguments of this sort time and again?

Unhappy Anniversary

Gary Isaac | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Gary Isaac

Today's an anniversary, but there's no reason to celebrate. Ten years ago the first detainees were brought to Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo has undermined American values and jeopardized our national security for a decade -- that's long enough.

Guantanamo Protesters Gather In D.C. On 10th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Marking the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, thousands of proteste...

Michael McAuliff

Obama's Indefinite Detention Law Could Refill Gitmo

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama failed two years ago to close the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison, and with Wednesday marking the 10th anniversary...

Reject Indefinite Detention; Defend the Constitution

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

We have sworn to uphold our Constitution of the United States of America.... Yet we are about to give our seal of approval to a bill that gives the military the authority to hold American citizens captured abroad on suspicion of terrorism and to hold them indefinitely without trial.

Obama Should Veto Empire Over Republic

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Forget that the ACLU called it "an historic threat to American citizens"; this bill is so dangerous that it was criticized by the directors of the FBI, the CIA, the National Intelligence Director and the U.S. Defense Secretary!