Guantanamo Bay

Why Are We Throwing MORE Money at Guantanamo?

Why Are We Throwing MORE Money at Guantanamo?
At a price tag of more than $4.8 billion since opening, the prison facility at Guantánamo Bay has long been both a moral and financial catastrophe. But the National Defense Authorization Act – headed to the floor of the House of Representatives this week – could include plans to sustain the prison camp at even greater expense.
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Gitmo Inmate: 'All I Want Is What President Obama Promised'

Gitmo Inmate: 'All I Want Is What President Obama Promised'
In what is being hailed as a "historic legal challenge" to the United States government, a U.S. court will hear for the first time from a Guantánamo detainee who claims that force-feeding at the U.S. military prison amounts to torture.
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FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil

FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil
Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds. The FBI now holds briefings for military personnel stationed at Guantanamo about the attacks and their connection to the island prison.
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Cora Currier
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CIA Torture Operative Nabbed in Panama

CIA Torture Operative Nabbed in Panama
An ex-CIA operative, Robert Seldon Lady, convicted of kidnapping an "alleged terror suspect" in Milan, Italy, has been arrested in Panama. Lady's detention says a lot about the world's view of the CIA's controversial extraordinary rendition program.
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Bey vs. Bay: Mos Def Brutally Force Fed Under Guantanamo's Military Guidelines (Video)

Bey vs. Bay: Mos Def Brutally Force Fed Under Guantanamo's Military Guidelines (Video)
In a procedure that looks even more brutal and yes, torturous, in actuality than it does on paper, actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) undergoes standard procedure for force-feeding Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike. Warning: The accompanying video is incredibly disturbing.
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Brandon Perkins
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How You (and Obama) Can Close Guantanamo

How You (and Obama) Can Close Guantanamo
As the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay continues, and American citizens join in on the protest, there are other steps to take that don't risk life and limb for the equal treatment of all humans.
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Obama Chooses High-Powered Lawyer to Reopen Office of Guantanamo Closure

Obama Chooses High-Powered Lawyer to Reopen Office of Guantanamo Closure
President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the government (and both sides of the aisle) to be the State Department's special envoy for closing down the military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
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Now on Trial at Guantanamo Bay: Spiral Notebooks

Now on Trial at Guantanamo Bay: Spiral Notebooks
At Guantanamo Bay, trials of alleged terrorists can turn into an arduous process overflowing with motion specifics, legal ambiguities, numerous delays and seemingly more questions than answers. While the alleged architect of the U.S.S. Cole bombing is in court, one observer witnesses days of proceedings that focus on spiral notebooks, smoke detectors and the Catch-22 of classified information.
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Cora Currier
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Guantanamo Guards Fire 'Non-Lethal' Rounds at Hunger Strikers

Guantanamo Guards Fire 'Non-Lethal' Rounds at Hunger Strikers
Guards at Guantanamo Bay fired four "non-lethal" rounds at prisoners on Saturday after attempting to force prisoners from communal cellblocks into isolated one-man cells—in an attempt to end an ongoing hunger strike in the secretive prison.
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Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding

Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding
The U.S. government has begun notifying lawyers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners if the men they represent are being force-fed to prevent them from starving to death in a hunger strike that has dragged on for more than two months.
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