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New NDAA Bolsters Guantanamo-Style Indefinite Detention For Americans

Guantanamo Bay |  | 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 ...Read More »

DoD's Lips Are Sealed On Secret Guantanamo Site

Guantanamo Bay |  | (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 ...Read More »

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

Guantanamo Bay |  | 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, ...Read More »

CIA Trained Guantanamo Prisoners As Double Agents

Guantanamo Bay |  | 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 ...Read More »

Guantanamo Hunger Striking Continues

Guantanamo Bay |  | 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 ...Read More »

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

Guantanamo Bay |  | 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 ...Read More »

Gitmo Force-Feeding Continues Through Ramadan

Guantanamo Bay |  |   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 ...Read More »

Obama: Defending the Indefensible

Guantanamo Bay |  |   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 ...Read More »

Media Responses to Obama's Speech

Guantanamo Bay |  |   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 ...Read More »

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

Guantanamo Bay |  | 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, ...Read More »

Guantanamo Force-Feeding Constitutes Torture

Guantanamo Bay |  |   Guantanamo detention constitutes torture, abuse and ill-treatment. Long-term detention compounds it. Force-feeding increases unconscionable pain and suffering. Doing so violates core rule of law principles. Around 130 of 166 Guantanamo detainees refuse food. They’re hunger striking for justice. They began in February. They passed 100 days. They’d rather die than endure injustice. Their only ...Read More »

Guantanamo Detainee Lawyer, Andy P. Hart: Suicide or Murder?

Guantanamo Bay |  |   On May 1, Truthout‘s Jason Leopold reported Hart’s “apparent suicide.” He represented a number of Guantanamo prisoners. More on that below. Key questions remain unanswered. Why would a federal public defender kill himself? Where and when did he die? Was an autopsy performed? If so, by whom? Why has no information been revealed? Why wasn’t ...Read More »

Bush Intentionally Imprisoned Innocent People

Guantanamo Bay |  | Officials of the Bush administration knew they were imprisoning innocent people, it has emerged. Col Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, has revealed that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld all knew that the majority of Guantanamo Bay prisoners were innocent. 166 detainees currently being held at ...Read More »

US Drone Strikes Being Used As Alternative To Guantánamo, Lawyer Says

Guantanamo Bay |  | The lawyer who first drew up White House policy on lethal drone strikes has accused the Obama administration of overusing them because of its reluctance to capture prisoners that would otherwise have to be sent to Guantánamo Bay. John Bellinger, who was responsible for drafting the legal framework for targeted drone killings while working for ...Read More »

Close Guantanamo Now!

Guantanamo Bay |  |   As president and commander-in-chief, Obama has legal authority to do so. On May 3, New York City Bar president Carey R. Dunne wrote him. He did so on behalf of the organization he heads. He called indefinite detention “legally and morally indefensible.” He said 25 retired military flag officers said it’s “an effective recruiting ...Read More »

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