Torture Rears Its Ugly Head at Guantánamo, It Should Be Closed

By Andy Worthington on his blog -

2020 has, to date, been noteworthy for how much attention has been focused on Guantánamo, the US naval base in Cuba that is home to the “war on terror” prison established in January 2002, and [...]

Psyched At The American Psychological Association

By Michael Brenner, Consortium News. -

This never-say-die persistence moved them, and their supporters, to make one more valiant attempt to reverse the course of justice by presenting to the APA Council of Representatives a plan to [...]

Close The Forever Prison At Guantanamo

By Staff, -

It was with heavy hearts that we, as members of Witness Against Torture, listened to Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening. We heard him attempt to stoke fear in his listeners with [...]

Solidarity From Central Cellblock To Guantanamo

By Brian Terrell, World Beyond War. -

I have been attending protests at the White House since Jimmy Carter lived there and with each succeeding administration, the space allowed for political discourse has been reduced and the once [...]

41 Hearts Beating In Guantanamo

By Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in [...]

New Legal Filing Against Guantanamo Prison

By Staff, -

January 11 marks the 16th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo, and the first anniversary under this president. If you're in the D.C. area, please join us at 11:30 a.m. to [...]

The Art Of Keeping Guantánamo Open

By Erin L. Thompson, -

By Erin L. Thompson for Tom Dispatch - We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn. Skyscrapers floated in the distance and my toddler kept handing me cigarette filters she had dug out of the sand. [...]

The Terror Suspect Who Had Nothing To Give

By Raymond Bonner, -

By Raymond Bonner for Pro Publica. In 2009, Abu Zubaydah’s lawyers interviewed their client and prepared a handwritten, first-person account of the torture their client suffered at the hands of [...]

Obama Appointee Ruled Gitmo Prisoners Had No Rights

By Emily Shire, -

By Emily Shire for Bustle. While serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Garland often ruled in support of George W. Bush's Guantanamo Bay detainee policies and [...]

Guantanamo Chief Under Investigation Ignores Hearing

By Center for Constitutional Rights, -

By the Center for Constitutional Rights. NEW YORK, PARIS - Retired U.S. General Geoffrey Miller, the former Guantánamo prison chief, was a no-show in a French court Tuesday. Miller had been [...]

Newsletter: Why Protests Will Continue To Grow

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. This week the reason that there are a growing protest movement and growing disenchantment with government was put on display. The [...]

Cuba Impression

By Gene Bruskin, -

By Gene Bruskin for Stansbury Forum - As I prepared for my recent November trip to Cuba I thought back to my many memories of my first visit in the spring of 1970. Having left teaching in the [...]

Lawyers For Guantanamo Prisoners Blame Obama Admin For Delays

By Ed Pilkington, -

By Ed Pilkington for The Guardian - Lawyers representing Guantánamo Bay detainees who have been held at the camp in Cuba for up to 14 years without charge or trial have accused President Obama of [...]

After Guantánamo, Shaker Aamer’s BBC Interview

Andy Worthington, -

Andy Worthington for Andy Worthington - On Monday, after an exclusive interview with the Mail on Sunday, published the day before (which I wrote about here and here), both the BBC and ITV News [...]

Newsletter: Past And Present Myths Are Indivisible

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. This week two remarkable reports came out about US militarism. The first by James Lucas, documented that the US has killed 20 to 30 [...]

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