Tag Archives: Guantanamo

Noor Elashi to speak in Twin Cities> Holy Land 5> Father’s Unjust Imprisonment video

Palestine Solidarity Under Attack: From the Holy Land 5 to the Anti War 23 Sunday, April 14 @ 3pm @ Mayday Bookstore @ 301 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis The Holy Land Foundation was once the largest Muslim charity in the United States. That’s until the Bush administration shut it down three months after 9/11 because of […]

As Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike, Gitmo Attorney on “Psychological Trauma of Indefinite Detention”

As Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike, Gitmo Attorney on “Psychological Trauma of Indefinite Detention” Published on Mar 13, 2013 Watch the full interview with Kristine Huskey on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/iS0Ip. More than 100 detainees held in the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay are reportedly entering their fifth week of a hunger strike sparked by deteriorating conditions. […]

ACLU Appeals Decision Allowing Censorship of Torture Testimony at Guantánamo Military Commission

ACLU Appeals Decision Allowing Censorship of Torture Testimony at Guantánamo Military Commission “The judge’s decision to keep testimony about torture secret did not even mention the American public’s First Amendment right of access to the Guantánamo commissions, let alone apply the high standard that must be met before testimony is suppressed . . .“ February 22, […]

Assange’s Christmas address from Ecuador embassy in London

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Obama and Human Rights

Obama and Human Rights Published: November 19, 2012 Letter> New York Times Opinion Pages Regarding “A second chance on human rights”: Eric L. Lewis cogently articulates the frustration and dismay of so many of us who had pinned our hopes on Barack Obama in 2008 to champion human rights at home in America. At the same […]

Bill Quigley> 15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For

15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For Despite big differences, there are issues that neither candidate is brave enough to tackle. By Bill Quigley  October 26, 2012  AlterNet   A photo shows one of two war crime courtrooms at Camp Justice at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on October 17. Thousands […]

The Guantánamo facility at 10 years

An assault on our constitutional government Todd E. Pierce, National Law Journal / Islam Daily Submitted by David Culver January 10, 2012 | The 10th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as a detention facility and the diversion of terrorism prosecutions into a new military commission system is now upon us. Consequently, I […]

Video> The Young Turks> Liberal Hypocrisy on Obama Vs Bush – Poll

Uploaded by TheYoungTurks on Feb 9, 2012 Are liberals in favor of policies under Democratic President Barack Obama that they despised under Republican President George Bush? Sadly the answer is yes according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks down a piece by Glenn Greenwald on the topic including thoughts on […]

Kari Panaccione> Guantanamo Military Commission “Really About Secrecy,” Alleged Bomber’s Defense Attorney Says

Guantanamo Military Commission “Really About Secrecy,” Alleged Bomber’s Defense Attorney Says Thursday 19 January 2012 by: Kari Panaccione, Truthout | Report [Truthout] Editor’s note: Coverage of this week’s military commission hearing at Guantanamo is a collaboration between Truthout and Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Policy & Research. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – The second […]

From the Land Down Under> George Ikner writes about GTMO from Australia

From the Land Down Under Posted on January 19, 2012 by comehomeamerica George Ikner writes about GTMO from Australia You may wonder just how obvious it has become that Guantanamo is set to be the place where those against the idea of endless war to support the monopoly capitalist democracy in the US can be sent. As the capitalist elites set […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> The French judge has a torture confession from Gitmo

Uploaded by TheBigPictureRT on Jan 20, 2012 Our nation’s commitment to torture under the Bush Administration has not just become a national embarassment – it’s become an international problem. A French Judge announced Tuesday that he wants to visit Gitmo – and personally investigate allegations of torture and rape made by three former French inmates who served time […]

Coleen Rowley> A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo

A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo By Coleen Rowley   Posted: 1/17/12   Huffington Post It’s hard to know what to do, as mere citizens, to try and fix things so many years after the United States government decided it did not have to follow its own laws, the Geneva Conventions or […]

Guantánamo Detainees Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Prison’s Tenth Anniversary

Guantánamo Detainees Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Prison’s Tenth Anniversary Wednesday 11 January 2012   truthout by: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Report Detainees at the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay launched a hunger strike today marking the prison’s 10th anniversary, inspired in part by U.S. activists who have called for a national day of action. […]

January 10 statement on torture to Henn. Cty. Board of Commissioners

January 10 statement on torture to Henn. Cty. Board of Commissioners & proposed resolution Mr. Chair, Commissioners. My name is Chuck Turchick and I live in Minneapolis. You have my sympathy. I have gotten a hold of your leg on the issue of accountability for U.S.-committed torture, and when that happens, I tend not to […]

No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library> George Orwell, Philip K. Dick, and Ray Bradbury Would Have Recognized Morris Davis’s Problem

No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library George Orwell, Philip K. Dick, and Ray Bradbury Would Have Recognized Morris Davis’s Problem Peter Van Buren  November 27, 2011   Tom Dispatch Here’s the First Amendment, in full: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of […]

How U.S. Citizens Are Suing Donald Rumsfeld for Torture

The answer to the question of how Rumsfeld can be sued for the crimes perpetrated by unnamed torturers provides a look at how civil liberties are faring under Obama’s presidency. Rumsfeld must face trial for torture David Szydloski, In These Times By denying the government’s motions to dismiss their complaints, two federal court decisions made […]