Guantanamo Bay



Guantanamo: One Of Many US Black Sites

Guantanamo is the tip of America’s global torture prison network, operating covertly in dozens of countries, subjecting victims to brutalized treatment. They include Shaker Aamer, one of 52 Guantanamo prisoners cleared for transfer to countries willing to accept them. Aamer is the last British detainee, approved for release by the Bush administration in 2007. Obama

Unidentified US Navy Nurse Honored For Refusing Involvement In Force-Feeding

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) deputy communications director Vesna Jaksic Lowe announced possible Pentagon efforts to revoke the security clearance for an unnamed navy nurse – in retaliation for his refusal to participate in unethical/immoral/illegal force-feeding amounting to brutal torture. PHR’s medical director, Dr. Vincent Iacopino, called “(t)he military’s latest action against the nurse…backdoor retaliation

“The US Worked With Hollywood To Make The War On Terror Look Better” (VIDEO)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with James G. Connell III- attorney at the U.S Defence Department, who represents Aamar al-Baluchi. Aamar stands accused of financing 9/11, and the CIA-backed Hollywood film Zero Dark Thirty even based a character on him. James explains how Hollywood producers and directors works with the CIA, and why the U.S considers

Papillon At Abu Ghraib, Bagram And Gitmo

All our high school and college students should be made to read Henri Charriere’s 1969 memoir, Papillon, about his life in the penal colony at Devil’s Island in French Guiana, and then view Franklin Schaffner’s 1973 film of the same name. This writer first saw the film when it came out, and most recently read

Where Does Gitmo Fit In? The Long, Winding History Of Prison Camps (Infographic)

The U.S. spent $454 Million dollars in 2013 on Gitmo’s detention centers. Get a better grasp on Gitmo–from the history of prison camps to the financial, political and human toll it takes. Courtesy of: Infographic World

New NDAA Bolsters Guantanamo-Style Indefinite Detention For Americans

Top senators thought you wouldn’t notice. Behind closed doors, they wrote up new indefinite detention and Guantánamo provisions in the annual defense policy bill, and then waited 11 days to quietly file the bill. But we now have the bill, and everyone can read it. And everyone should understand what is in this new National

DoD's Lips Are Sealed On Secret Guantanamo Site

(CN) – A document that sheds light on the costs behind Guantanamo Bay’s secret “Camp 7,” which houses the accused Sept. 11, 2001, conspirators, should remain classified, the Defense Department told a federal judge. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg had filed her request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) about the Camp 7 costs

Guantanamo Prison’s Time Is Up – You’re Invited To Commemorate The End

Guantanamo Prison’s time is up – you are invited to commemorate twelve years of brutality, and encouraged to oppose the inhuman treatment of Gitmo prisoners. American Marine Major General Michael Lehnert, who was in charge of the construction and opening of Guantanamo Bay Prison, says he now believes the facility should not have been opened,

CIA Trained Guantanamo Prisoners As Double Agents

Not far from the administrative offices of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the CIA built eight small houses that were named as the Marriott because of the amenities offered. Those amenities were significantly superior to the ones imposed on the cells of the common prisoners. With hundreds of prisoners arriving at the naval base

Guantanamo Hunger Striking Continues

In early February, detainees began hunger striking for justice. Dozens joined others. Numbers rose to about 130. Some were force-fed. Doing so constitutes torture. Most detainees continued courageously for months. About two dozen refuse food now. Brutalizing conditions took their toll. Force-fed strikers suffered most. Previous articles explained. Detainees are restrained in chairs. They’re called

Guantanamo Costs Taxpayers $454 Million Per Year, $2.7 Million Per Inmate Per Year

New report shows that Guantanamo Bay prison is a massive burden on US taxpayers Last week information about Guantanamo’s budget was made public, showing how much the inhumane prison costs taxpayers in America. According to RT: The analysis, first provided to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and made public last week, concluded that the cost

Gitmo Force-Feeding Continues Through Ramadan

  Doing so constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. It inflicts excruciating pain and suffering. It’s aggravated assault writ large. It’s torture under international law provisions. It violates human dignity. It reflects disdain for human suffering. It’s Josef Mengele-style treatment. Nazi prisoners were coerced. They had no choice. Experiments constituted torture. Obama reflects the worst of

Obama: Defending the Indefensible

  His doublespeak duplicity reflects the last refuge of a scoundrel. He’s the worst in recent memory. Perhaps the worst ever. Forked tongue rhetoric can’t disguise it. Throughout his tenure, he governed lawlessly. He’s done so at home and abroad. He spurns rule of law principles and other democratic values. Nothing suggests change. Business as

Media Responses to Obama's Speech

  They didn’t surprise. Media scoundrels support his worst policies. His neoliberal harshness is endorsed. His alliance with monied interests gets no coverage. His crimes of war, against humanity and genocide go unmentioned. His partnership with Israel against Palestine isn’t explained. His systematic disdain for rule of law principles gets ignored. Responses to his Thursday

‘Guantanamo Guards Shot My Client 5 Times For No Reason’

Over 100 Guantanamo prisoners continue their hunger strike in protest against unlawful – and as it turns out, violent – detention. RT met with the lawyer of inmate Moath al Alawi, who has been shot by guards, denied medical treatment and force-fed. A reported 103 of Guantanamo’s 166 prisoners are participating in the hunger strike,

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