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Tag: Guantanamo Bay
  • Hunger strike and force feeding at Guantanamo drowned out by media

    While many have been paying attention to the Zimmerman case, or even worse, the Paula Deen affair, a hunger strike that has been going on for months in the dark abyss that is Guantanamo Bay has come to a head. Since March, more than 160 of the detainees have participated in this strike, and around …

  • Gitmo Numbers

    $800,000: Annual cost to tax-payers of maintaining one prisoner in Guantanamo Bay. 166: The number of prisoners currently in Gitmo. 86: The number of prisoners currently in Gitmo who have been cleared for release but not actually released. 46: Detainees scheduled for indefinite detention without charge or trial. 15: The age of arrest of the youngest Gitmo detainee ever, Omar Khadr, who was “tortured and refused medical …

  • Obama’s Lies about Gitmo

    Long before, and fully independent of, anything Congress did, President Obama made clear that he was going to preserve the indefinite detention system at Guantanamo even once he closed the camp. President Obama fully embraced indefinite detention — the defining injustice of Guantanamo — as his own policy. In February, 2009, the Obama DOJ told …

  • Obama’s New Gitmo Deadline

    Obama’s new Gitmo deadline is not this year or next year — but January 22, 2013. Political obstacles are key to this delay, but keep in mind how little Obama has accomplished of what he promised for this year. As promising as a Jan. 22, 2010 deadline sounded, some were not deceived. John Bellinger, who …

  • New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    From the Boston Globe’s Pictures of the Year:

  • An American Gulag? And It’s Not the YAL Kind

    Guantanamo Bay is once again causing a world of controversy for — you guessed it — inhumane treatment of its prisoners. The “military detention camp” is really just a place for US leaders to circumvent the US legal system and the Constitution, all in the name of wartime procedures. An illegal invention of Bush-era lawyers, …

  • A dissapointing moment for a Great man

    In this epic struggle of statists vs freedom fighters, Rand Paul is one of the heroes. Like his father before him, Rand’s kindness and decency is palpable to anyone watching him speak. He has a real job, an independent mind, and all the right people saying good things about him. That said, I found this story to be very dissapointing. Rand Paul …