Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: Guantánamo

Can Guantánamo ever be shut down?

Dealing with the forever prison of America's forever wars...

Obama said he’d close Guantánamo — these activists are pushing Biden...

What should have been an end to the Guantánamo saga in 2012, was only the beginning of more grueling work for this anti-torture coalition.


Guantánamo’s indelible legacy

Or how this became a Gitmo world.

Holding the line on torture

Here’s a disclaimer of sorts: ever since I witnessed the effects of U.S. torture policy firsthand in Central America in the 1980s, I’ve had a deep personal interest in American torture practices.

Child soldier wins $8.1 million after being held by US illegally...

Canada apologizes for not aiding its captive citizen.

Still in the Bush Embrace

What really stands in the way of closing Guantánamo?

Former Guantánamo Chief Summoned by French Court Over Torture Allegations

General Geoffrey Miller presided over the U.S. military prison in Cuba from 2002 to 2004, after then-President George Bush approved of ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques including waterboarding.

A Family Broken Up: Freed After 8 Years at Guantánamo, a...

Democracy Now discusses a story about a father and son who were held for many years at Guantánamo. Here is how their relationship was used against them in Guantánamo and what's become of them after their release.

Close Guantanamo—Then Give It Back to Cuba

This week is the 13th anniversary of the first post-9/11 prisoners arriving at Guantanamo Bay. This has people wondering: is it time to put an end to this dark chapter of U.S. history, close the prison and return the land to Cuba?

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Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?

Corals spawning gives scientists hope for ‘vulnerable ecosystem’

The spawning, which was seen from recorded videos off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, "gives the scientists who observed it hope for the vulnerable ecosystem."

All 3 men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

“It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight, but God is good… I never thought this day would come, but God is good, and I just want to tell everybody thank you, thank you for those who marched, those who prayed.”

Former police detective fatally shot by Kansas police

“The family of Lionel Womack thanks the members of the Kansas City community for your outpouring of support after their devastating loss yesterday."