Thursday, August 5, 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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Climate paralysis? Try multisolving

There’s an approach called “multisolving” that can move us from paralysis to action.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.