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US general who opened Guantánamo prison says it should be closed

Detroit - The Marine Corps general who opened the infamous US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba has written an op-ed piece calling for its closure.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Guantánamo detainees sue Poland over CIA rendition, torture

Strasbourg - Two terrorism suspects imprisoned in the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are suing Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, alleging Warsaw's complicity in their torture at the hands of their American captors.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Op-Ed: Don’t bomb the interview: job tips for terrorists

If you find yourself changing careers, out on the streets looking for a new job, you probably will learn what other job seekers have discovered: it is a cruel and ugly world out there.
In the Media by John David Powell - 1 comment

Chevy Chase, Stevie Wonder talk Obama, wars, & Gitmo

According to recent interviews, Chevy Chase and Stevie Wonder, two extremely popular individuals, are not only supporters of Barack Obama but of several of his controversial policies as well.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 3 comments

NY Times editorial board slams GITMO as a 'political prison'

The New York Times published an editorial on Thursday in which it called the US military detention center at Guantánamo Bay "essentially a political prison."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

More than half of Guantánamo detainees now on hunger strike

More than half of the detainees at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are now on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention and alleged mistreatment of their Korans.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike over loss of Qur’ans

Lawyers for inmates at Guantanamo Bay have stated that "all but a few men" in a camp at Gitmo are on a hunger strike after their Qur’ans and other personal belongings have been taken away from them and prayer time is not being respected.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Gitmo judge orders blackout of 9/11 plotters' torture testimony

The judge presiding over the Guantánamo Bay military commission 9/11 trial has approved a government request to censor all testimony from defendants related to their capture, imprisonment and torture.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

WikiLeaks releases Pentagon prison 'Detainee Policies'

Dubbed the "Detainee Policies", WikiLeaks has released over 100 classified documents which detail the Department of Defense procedures for running infamous prisons, including Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and European US Army Prison facilities.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Video: 'US drugged prisoners for false Gitmo confessions'

Investigative journalist, Jason Leopold, is one of many people wishing for the release of information that prisoners are drugged in order to extract confessions at Gitmo.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Guantanamo Bay: US to spend $40 million on renovation (video)

Despite promises by President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay, it seems the U.S. is planning to spend a lot of money on upgrading the facility.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

9/11 Families watch terrorists arraignment in New York City

New York - Families of those who died in the September 11th attacks arrived at Fort Hamilton in New York City to watch the arraignment of terrorists accused of orchestrating the attacks.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Op-Ed: The Guantanamo Trap a powerful intelligent documentary on torture

Toronto - A new documentary on Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre's "enhanced interrogation tactics" of its prisoners expertly looks at different sides of the torture debate.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Op-Ed: Innocence Lost — WikiLeaks unveils the ghastly goings-on at Gitmo

The recent release of documents by WikiLeaks details the ghastly goings-on at Guantanamo and the treatment detainees received in U.S. custody, and reveals, among other things, a myriad of war crimes committed by the Bush administration.
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 6 comments

Forensic psychiatrist says Omar Khadr is a risk to Canada

A noted forensic psychiatrist is testifying at the trial of Omar Khadr this week and has said that Khadr is "Al-Qaeda Royalty" and is a risk to Canada, if he is repatriated.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 7 comments

Canadian man pleads guilty to war crimes

Canadian detainee Omar Khadr accepted a deal from the United States and pleaded guilty to all five counts of terrorism brought against him on Monday.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio

Evidence lacking to support continued Gitmo detentions

The Obama administration is failing in more and more cases to produce evidence that the men it has imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay detention centre actually belong there, it’s been claimed.
In the Media by Andrew John - 2 comments

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld knew innocents imprisoned at Gitmo

The accusation that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld refused to release innocent men is contained in a signed declaration made by Lawrence Wilkerson. Colonel Wilkerson was a senior aide to Colin Powell when he was Secretary of State.
In the Media by Bob Gordon - 3 comments

Two al Qaeda leaders in attempted bombing had been in Gitmo

Two of the leaders claiming to be behind the Northwest Airlines attempted attack had been housed at Guantanamo Bay. They were released in November, 2007.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Obama Gitmo blunder creates new Bermuda triangulation

The Obama administration's move to transfer Gitmo detainees to Bermuda without apparently informing Britain caused United Kingdom senior officials to react angrily.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 14 comments

Palau to accept 17 Gitmo detainees

Palau, a tiny island nation in South Pacific, has agreed to accept 17 Chinese Uighur Muslim prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay. In exchange, the U.S. will give $200 million in aid to the island nation.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

'How does closing Guantanamo Bay make us safer?' New GOP Ad

In a on going campaing of not in my back yard, a new GOP TV out now asks the question 'How does closing Guantanamo Bay make us safer?'
In the Media by Raymond Bochman - 1 comment

Bush Officials Facing War Crimes Charges

At least six former members of the Bush administration are facing criminal charges, as a Spanish court proceeds with its investigation into alleged US war crimes.
In the Media by B. Thomas Cooper - 7 comments

Op-Ed: What To Do About A Problem Like Gitmo

Once upon a time there was a place in the no man land of Cuba. It housed a military prison. One ruler decided that those who he and his friends said were evil and mean from other lands had to go there. Another man came riding in on a white stallion....
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

After Taking Office, Obama Will Shut Down Guantanamo Bay

It has been revealed by senior advisers that Guantanamo Bay will be closed down within days after Barack Obama officially takes office of United States President.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Once Gitmo Shuts Down, Where Will The Detainees Be Shipped To?

As Gitmo or Guantanamo Bay plans to close down its military prison, there is the question: Who will be taking in the detainees?
In the Media by Can Tran

Judge Wants to Release Chinese Gitmo Detainee into US, White House Says Not So Fast

A ruling by U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina that 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay be released into the United States has the White House fuming. The U.S. administration says that the release is contrary to its immigration laws.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

The White House Warns Detainees May Be Walking Down Main Street

The White House said that dangerous detainees at Gitmo could be walking down your street because of last month's Supreme Court ruling. The truth is though that is very unlikely that would ever happen.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Phone Calls For Guantanamo Detainees Promised

Gitmo detainees will be allowed to make regular phone calls to their family members according to an announcement by the military on Tuesday. While the announcement is a nice thing for those in the prison they have to wait. No date has been set yet.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why Bother With A Trial, Verdict Is Set

The verdict is in, the punishment is set, the rules are made, the only thing uncompleted are the trials. That is one sentiment that is out about the six trials set for Gitmo later this year.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments
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A pic of the prison from The Guantanamo Trap  a documentary film about the famed Cuban detention cen...
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A pic of the prison from The Guantanamo Trap, a documentary film about the famed Cuban detention centre.
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In this photo  reviewed by the U.S. military  a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 d...
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