Today Marks 6,000 Days Of Guantánamo: Rights Groups, Concerned Citizens and Former Prisoner Shaker Aamer Urge Donald Trump To Close It

By Andy Worthington, Andyworthington.co.uk -

Today, June 15, 2018, is a depressing milestone in the long history of U.S. detention at Guantánamo Bay. Today the Guantánamo prison, set up after the 9/11 attacks, has been open for 6,000 days. [...]

Three Suicides In One Night — Guantanamo Prison Commander Nominated As US Ambassador To South Korea

By Ann Wright, Opednews.com -

Why nominate to be the US Ambassador to South Korea a military general officer who was in charge of notorious Guantanamo prison when on June 9, 2006 at a secret facility on the prison grounds, [...]

Time For US To Leave Guantanamo Bay

By Mike Byrne, Medium.com. -

No foreign military base is more controversial than that of the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. February 23rd, 2018 marks the 115th anniversary of when the US Government signed a [...]

Guantánamo Attorneys Condemn Trump’s Planned Exec Order To Keep Prison Open

By Staff, Ccrjustice.org -

News of Trump’s forthcoming executive order on Guantánamo is confirmation of what his words and actions have already shown: that he intends to keep the prison open and keep everyone in it [...]

Call To Global Action Against Illegal U.S. Occupation Of Guantanamo

By Staff, NoForeignBases.org -

The Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases calls upon peace activists in the U.S. and around the world to organize actions, of whatever size and nature, on or around February 23rd, 2018, [...]

My Guantánamo Diary, Uncensored

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi, www.aclu.org -

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi for ACLU - If I wanted to, I could put my pen down right now, close my office door behind me, and go for a long walk outside. Today in Nouakchott, Mauritania, it is [...]

I Am In Guantánamo Bay. US Gov Is Starving Me

By Khalid Qassim, www.theguardian.com -

By Khalid Qassim for The Guardian - I started hunger strike because I was so frustrated, so depressed – I have been locked up here so far from my family for 15 years. I have never been charged [...]

U.S. To Release Ahmed Al-Darbi, Less Significant Prisoners Have No Hope

By Andy Worthington, www.closeguantanamo.org -

By Andy Worthington for Close Guantanamo - In the long and cruel history of Guantánamo, a major source of stress for the prisoners has been, from the beginning, the seemingly inexplicable release [...]

Remembering Guantánamo On Independence Day

By Andy Worthington, www.witnessagainsttorture.com -

By Andy Worthington for Witness Against Torture - Today, as a British citizen, I’m acutely aware that, 241 years ago, the United States of America issued a Declaration of Independence from the [...]

Witness Against Torture Protests In DC

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff for Witness Against Torture. Clad in orange jumpsuits and Shut Down Guantanamo t-shirts, activists with Witness Against Torture took over the Hart Senate Building with a message for [...]

Fast For Justice Day 1: Forgiveness Demands Accountability

By Staff, www.witnessagainsttorture.com -

By Staff of Witness Against Torture - Mohamed Ould Slahi left Guantanamo on October 17, 2016 after fourteen years of imprisonment there. He was held without charge and tortured. Speaking of the [...]

‘Guantánamo Diary’ Author Released After 14 Years Without Charge

By Hina Shamsi, www.aclu.org -

By Hina Shamsi for ACLU - After unlawfully imprisoning our client Mohamedou Ould Slahi at Guantánamo for 14 years without charge or trial, the U.S. government has finally released him. He is now [...]

Why Is Former Guantánamo Prisoner On Hunger Strike In Uruguay?

By Aisha Maniar, www.truth-out.org/ -

By Aisha Maniar for Truthout - Adapting to life after lengthy imprisonment and as a refugee in a strange land are challenges. Coupled with the trauma of years of torture and the stigma of [...]

Obama Transfers 15 Guantanamo Prisoners To The United Arab Emirates

By Jessica Schulberg, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Jessica Schulberg for The Huffington Post - WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon announced the transfer of 15 prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Monday evening, marking the largest [...]

Guantanamo Bay Routine Included Torture And Water Skiing

By Kit O'Connell, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Kit O'Connell for Mint Press News - AUSTIN, Texas — Water skiing in the morning, supervising the torture of a prisoner of the global war on terror in the afternoon — that’s just a typical day [...]