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March 24th, 2010

Three Guantanamo inmates transferred to Georgia

WASHINGTON — The United States Tuesday transferred three inmates from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Georgia, a US official said, leaving 183 prisoners still languishing in the controversial US military jail.State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said the Georgian ministry of interior had announced "that three Guantanamo detainees were transferred to Georgia."It ... continue reading

March 21st, 2010

Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones

[From the editor of Cindy Sheehan, Seven Others Arrested (VIDEO); "We did lose some momentum when Obama came into office, but now we have younger people that are very energetic." – Cindy SheehanPhoenix, AZ (VIDEO); "It's creating enemies rather than causing peace." – David Winkler | Claremont, CA; "I'm ... continue reading

March 14th, 2010

Christian law firm issues Adopt a Liberal card to encourage targets of prayer

Attention, Californians: Your governor has just been adopted. Next up: your bleeding-heart senator, Barbara Boxer, and not far behind Boxer, her Senate colleague Dianne Feinstein. Not by a new set of parents, mind you, but rather an army of conservative prayer warriors committed to restoring "poor leaders to right thinking." ... continue reading

H. Candace Gorman

H. Candace Gorman is a civil rights/human rights lawyer in Chicago who is representing two Guantánamo detainees.

March 8th, 2010

Yes, I Am Pissed Off

I often give speeches to groups that are interested in hearing about my experiences representing two men at Guantanamo. Last week I spoke to a group of high school students in the Chicago area. I had spoken to students from this same school a few years ago and now some ... continue reading

March 5th, 2010

Obama aides seek change of course on 9/11 trials

Reporting from Washington - Key presidential advisors are pushing to move the trial of the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks to a military commission, abandoning plans to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others in federal courts, according to current and former officials. The recommendation has deeply distressed human ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Lindsey Graham: White House mulling indefinite detention

The White House is considering endorsing a law that would allow the indefinite detention of some alleged terrorists without trial as part of efforts to break a logjam with Congress over President Barack Obama’s plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday. Last summer, White ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2010

Murders at Guantanamo: Exposing the Truth about the 2006 ‘Suicides’

It’s hard to know where to begin with this profoundly important story by Scott Horton, for next month’s Harper’s Magazine (available on the web here), but let’s try this: The three “suicides” at Guantánamo in June 2006 were not suicides at all. The men in question were killed during interrogations ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2010

Barack Obama to hold 50 Guantánamo detainees without trial

As the anniversary of the deadline set by President Barack Obama to close the controversial prison passed, a task force led by the US justice department reached a decision that infuriated civil liberties groups and will bring accusations that the president is aping George W Bush's war on terror policies. ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2010

Obama's unwanted anniversary: Gitmo

This is an anniversary President Obama would just as soon ignore.A year ago today, the new president signed an executive order to "provide the process whereby Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now."Today, the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remains open,with nearly 200 detainees.In some ... continue reading

January 21st, 2010

Dozens of Guantanamo Bay protesters arrested at U.S. Capitol

Washington (CNN) - Police arrested more than a dozen people inside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday and more than two dozen outside it as they protested the detention of terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The protest came the day before the one-year anniversary of ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle

1. “Asymmetrical Warfare”When President Barack Obama took office last year, he promised to “restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great.” Toward that end, the president issued an executive order declaring that the extra-constitutional prison camp at Guantánamo “shall be closed ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Alderman wants Guantanamo detainee to come to Newton

NEWTON, MA — For the past three years, two Newton lawyers have represented an Algerian detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, a 34-year-old man who has been cleared of wrongdoing. Now the Newton Board of Aldermen is considering a resolution that would invite the man, Abdul Aziz Naji, to resettle ... continue reading

January 12th, 2010

Guantanamo guard reunited with ex-inmates

Why would a former Guantanamo Bay prison guard track down two of his former captives - two British men - and agree to fly to London to meet them? "You look different without a cap." "You look different without the jump suits." With those words, an extraordinary reunion gets under ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Free my dad from Guantanamo, 12-year-old asks Brown

It is an anguished plea from a daughter for a father who has been imprisoned for a crime she believes he did not commit. But Johina Aamer’s two-page hand written letter to Gordon Brown is not like any other child’s request for state intervention in a miscarriage of justice. Johina’s ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Guantanamo by the numbers

• Current detainee census: 198, from 28 countries• Detainees who have won their habeas corpus petitions whom federal judges have ordered set free: 32.• Detainees who have lost their habeas corpus petitions: Nine. • Detainees approved for release by President Barack Obama's review panels as of September 2009: About 75• Size of Navy base: 45 ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Activists Start Fast on Anniversary of Opening of Guantanamo

Over 125 activists have started a twelve-day fast to mark the beginning of the ninth year of the US military prison detention at Guantanamo. The Fast for Justice will continue until January 22, the date by which President Obama had initially vowed to close the prison. continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Activists protest in DC over Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON — Dozens of human rights activists marked the eighth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison for detainees by protesting by the White House on Monday.Members of Witness Against Torture, which is calling on President Barack Obama to follow through with his pledge to close the U.S. ... continue reading

H. Candace Gorman

H. Candace Gorman is a civil rights/human rights lawyer in Chicago who is representing two Guantánamo detainees.

January 11th, 2010

Eight Years Later and We Are Still Counting

January 11th, 2010 begins the ninth year of America’s Gulag at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Despite the promise made by the brand new President last January 22nd that he would close Guantánamo within a year, the Obama Administration has actually released fewer men from Guantánamo during this past year than the ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

Guantanamo prison may have to stay open until 2011

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's commitment to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next month may be delayed until 2011 because it will take months for the government to buy an Illinois prison and upgrade it to hold suspected terrorists.The drawn-out construction timetable shows the political ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

Guantanamo 'hell on Earth', says Somali detainee

HARGEISA, Somalia — A Somali just home from eight years in the US jail at Guantanamo Bay told AFP the prison was "hell on Earth", and alleged torture there had scarred some of his fellow inmates.Mohamed Saleban Bare, who arrived in his hometown of Hargeisa on Saturday, said he was ... continue reading

December 17th, 2009

Appellate panel hears arguments over 'rendition' case

Reporting from San Francisco - Lawyers for five foreign men who allege that a Boeing subsidiary conspired with the CIA in their kidnapping and torture urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to allow their lawsuit to go to trial and their abusers to be held accountable.In the case against Jeppesen ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo torture case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it rejected an appeal by four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners arguing that they should be able to proceed with their lawsuit against top Pentagon officials for torture and religious abuse.The justices refused to review a U.S. appeals court ruling ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

Obama accepts Nobel prize with 'difficult questions' about war and peace

President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today by asking "difficult questions" about war and peace, while acknowledging he is a first-year president and a superpower commander-in-chief who is sending more troops to Afghanistan."I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has ... continue reading

December 8th, 2009

President Obama told me to stop ‘demeaning’ him, says Rep. Conyers

President Barack Obama recently called Rep. John Conyers Jr. to express his frustrations with the Judiciary Committee chairman’s criticism.In an interview with The Hill, Conyers said his opinions of Obama’s policies on healthcare reform and the war in Afghanistan have not sat well with the president.According to the lawmaker, the ... continue reading

November 30th, 2009

Supreme Court decision lets Pentagon keep detainee photos secret

Washington - The US Supreme Court Monday vacated a federal appeals court ruling requiring disclosure of a cache of photos allegedly depicting abuse of US-held detainees overseas during the Bush administration. The high court action removed a legal precedent that made it harder for the government to withhold certain documents ... continue reading

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