Guantanamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer Addresses Why Certain Books Are Banned at the Facility

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 12:32 pm

It has been almost twelve years since British citizen Shaker Aamer was brought to Guantanamo Bay and imprisoned. He has been held without charge or trial, cleared for release twice, suffered torture during his confinement and been subjected to isolation for leading prisoners in challenging conditions at the detention camps. He has been a prominent [...]

The Next Homeland Security Chief: What Senators Will Ignore During Jeh Johnson’s Nomination Hearing

By: Tuesday November 12, 2013 8:12 pm

President Barack Obama’s administration began to bomb Yemen and launched an attack on al-Majalah in Yemen on December 17, 2009. A deadly strike that included at least five US Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles with cluster munitions is believed to have killed the apparent target, a suspected Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Muhammad al-Kazami, however, [...]

Obama Administration’s Perverse Defense of Genital Searches of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:25 pm

A federal court has restored Guantanamo Bay prison guards’ authority to conduct genital searches on Guantanamo Bay prisoners, according to the Miami Herald. The Justice Department asked a federal court to stay an order that restricted prison guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison from conducting genital searches of prisoners before they met with their counsel or had [...]

Federal Appeals Court Restores US Government’s Indefinite Detention Power Previously Blocked by Judge

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 3:29 pm

A court order enjoining the United State government from using a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act has been overturned by a federal appeals court. The injunction issued by Judge Katherine B. Forrest was against Section 1021. That section authorized the President to “use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization [...]

Pentagon Has CNN Interview Female Guard on How Detainees are Abusing Guards at Guantanamo

By: Friday May 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Billed as an exclusive, CNN sent their Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence to cover the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison this week. At least two segments aired on Erin Burnett’s program. The Pentagon decided to have CNN interview a female guard who could talk about the “dire conditions” that guards face at the prison. “For [...]

One Hundred Days of Hunger Striking at Guantanamo

By: Friday May 17, 2013 1:20 pm

It has now been one hundred days since prisoners being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison launched a hunger strike. According to the Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg, the Pentagon says 102 prisoners are now on hunger strike, and thirty are being “tube-fed.” The hunger strike was sparked in February. As noted in a letter sent by [...]

UN Officials & IACHR Condemn US Government for Flagrantly Violating Human Rights at Guantanamo

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:23 pm

The indefinite detention of individuals at Guantanamo Bay prison, “most of whom have not been charged, goes beyond a minimally reasonable period of time” and “constitutes a flagrant violation of international human rights law,” the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and a United Nations (UN) working group on arbitrary detention stated today. The condemnation also [...]

Obama’s Deluded Remarks Ignore His Role in Keeping Prisoners at Guantanamo

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 4:42 pm

There are steps President Barack Obama could take right now to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison camps, where prisoners currently engaged in a major hunger strike continue to be held in detention. Yet, Obama and his defenders insist Congress is solely responsible for why the prison continues to be open and why prisoners [...]

Making the Indisputable Fact the US Engaged in Torture a Part of Consensus in Washington

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 11:16 am

A major report on the United States government’s use of torture was released on April 16. The product of a two-year intensive study. It examined discussion involving President George W. Bush and his top advisers after 9/11 and the how they had considered inflicting “pain and torment on detainees” in custody as part of challenging [...]

The Cruelty of Obama’s Gulag at Guantanamo Bay

By: Monday April 15, 2013 11:04 am

“Today, even George Orwell would have been pressed to conceive the plight of the 86: cleared for release, but denied freedom, using a hunger strike as their last weapon, only to be kept alive by the very people who will not let them go.” —Rupert Cornwell, The Independent Over the weekend, US forces raided a part [...]

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