Tag Archives: Guantanamo

ACLU | Why the U.S. War on ISIS Is Illegal

No court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world. Now, in a case brought by the ACLU, one court will.

41 Hearts Beating in Guantanamo and Solidarity from Central Cellblock

January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.

Upcoming Trove of Wikileaks Files to Expose Google, U.S. Government

“WikiLeaks has provided a unique and quite outstanding service to the people of the world,” Noam Chomsky said.

Marjorie Cohn | US Targeted Killing Rules Conflate Legality and Politics

Under the guise of increased transparency, the administration has revealed partial information about its targeted killing program. But much remains classified. And what we do know does not comply with the law.

GTMO 2016: Special Report (Video)

RT America’s Simone Del Rosario went to Guantanamo Bay to investigate how and if the prison will be soon shut down, and to see what conditions those detainees are living in.

Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why

We have collectively shared documents with more than two dozen media outlets, and teams of journalists in numerous countries have thus worked with and reported on Snowden documents … This partnership approach has greatly expedited the reporting, and also ensured that stories that most affect specific countries are reported by the journalists who best understand those countries.

I Am the Beggar of the World: Poems by Afghan Women

Hakimi: The title of the book, which was taken from this last landay, is an epigraph of the lives of women indentured from birth by a patriarchal culture. The perils they face in their homeland, however, are not only inflicted by the men in their society, but also, as many landays show, by foreign military forces.

John Feffer | Mouths Wide Shut: Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

Feffer: in basement offices in Washington, DC, secure locations in northern Virginia, and listening posts in suburban Maryland, the high priests and priestesses of a secretive cult are quietly toasting the president for a very different legacy: his fierce defense of a lawless and destructive fraternity that has only grown more powerful on his watch.

▶ 21 Arrested | Witness Against Torture members confront state violence at the Capitol

21, including Voices’ [for Creative Nonviolence] Brian Terrell, Arrested for Protest at US Capitol Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace).  […]

RT interview: Bagram, Gitmo victim: ‘Ticking time bomb intel is falsity, people say anything to stop torture’

Former Bagram and Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, who was subject to abuse and mentioned in the Senate committee report, dismissed claims that CIA torture could be justified, sharing his own experience with RT. He once made up facts to end the torture. RT.com  December 13, 2014 Click here to view the video READ MORE: 10 […]

▶ Edward Snowden’s Attorney Speaks at Peacestock: Ben Wizner

from Bill Sorem PRO Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s attorney discussed details of the Snowden case in his presentation at Peacestock, 2014. In this excerpt of his total presentation (full talk included below) he reminded the audience that Snowden published nothing, his material was turned over to legitimate journalistic organizations, initially the Guardian and Washington Post, who then decided what to […]

▶ Guardian interviews Snowden: ‘If I End Up In Chains In Guantanamo I Can Live With That’

 Link to video: Edward Snowden: ‘If I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that’ Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications Exclusive: Whistleblower says NSA revelations mean those with duty to protect confidentiality must urgently upgrade security   • Watch Snowden’s interview with the Guardian in Moscow • Read a summary […]

Noam Chomsky: The Politics of Red Lines

…the United States must “maintain its predominance,” because “it is U.S. hegemony that has upheld regional peace and stability”—the latter a term of art referring to subordination to U.S. demands. As it happens, the world thinks differently and regards the United States as a “pariah state” and “the greatest threat to world peace,” with no […]

Guantanamo> Hunger Strike Getting Harder

RESIST! CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PRISONS, GUANTANAMO BAY By Tarak Kauff  July 26th, 2013  www.popularresistance.org  July 26, Friday. 49 days into hunger strike. Days are getting harder. Yesterday was not a good day. I was upset and angry for a good part of the day – mostly at the enormous evil perpetrated since the beginning by this country.  Was reading about […]

Popular Resistance> The Paradox of Power

Popular Resistance Newsletter – The Paradox of Power This week, there were many lessons in courage from people who overcame fears and created winning situations by turning power on its head and building the movement. This newsletter is also available on the web here. On Wednesday morning, attorney Lynne Stewart’s compassionate release from prison was denied. Stewart is suffering from […]

Counterspin Radio> Pardiss Kebriaei on Terror Speech, Bob McChesney on Digital Disconnect

Link: http://www.fair.org/audio/counterspin/CounterSpin053113.mp3 or  Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Did Barack Obama’s National Defense University speech signal a sea change in White House terrorism policy? That depended on who was doing the listening. For most corporate media, Obama made a sharp turn, speaking of more limited drone killing policies, and discussing the closure of the Guantanamo detention camp. […]

[Video] Thom Hartmann> Obama: The Era of Bush is Over!

 thomhartmann Published on May 23, 2013 Thom Hartmann comments on President Obama’s speech in which he calls for an end to the policies set in place by President George W. Bush in dealing with terrorism. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top […]

Peter Van Buren> Homeland Insecurity> Seven Years, Untold Dollars to Silence One Man

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, If the Government Does It, It’s “Legal” Posted by Peter Van Buren at 8:22am, May 9, 2013 Indefinite detention of the innocent and guilty alike, without any hope of charges, trial, or release: this is now the American way.  Most Americans, however, may not care to take that in, not even when the indefinitely […]

Phyllis Bennis> Syria’s Chemical Weapons…Iraq Redux?

The “democracy” that ten years of US war and occupation left behind in Iraq. Phyllis Bennis  Institute for Policy Studies  May 3, 2013  Posted by Portside on May 4, 2013 Phyllis Bennis Facebook News from the Middle East is growing more dire by the day. And unfortunately, most of the news from our own officials and influential […]

SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL> Gitmo Is Killing Me

 Kathy Kelly shared a link. Please take action today! Call the White House (202-456-1111, 202-456-1414), U.S. Southern Command (305-437-1213) and Department of Defense (703-571-3343) to express concern over the hunger strike and insist on Guantanamo’s closing. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba  OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR By SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL  Published: April 14, 2013  New York Times Opinion Pages Matt Rota […]