Guantanamo

Sgt. Bergdahl - By Barry Sheppard

After the Obama administration arranged for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last U.S. prisoner of war held by the Afganistan Taliban, there has been a firestorm of outrage from the right wing of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
 
Sgt. Bergdahl has been pilloried as a traitor. His father has been denounced as a Muslim.

Guantanamo Fast Solidarity Statement - by S. Brian Willson

S Brian Willson, 71 years old, Guantanamo Fast Solidarity Statement, June 4, 2013.

My Personal Fast

Eva Golinger interviews Christine Assange in Ecuador - (Video)

 

 

A short but very poignant and important interview:

 

 

US Congress blocks Guantanamo closure

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers have effectively blocked President Barack Obama's efforts to close the controversial terror prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by approving a Pentagon budget that forbids spending money on the move.

Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to "Pharmacologic Waterboarding - by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye

 

Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to "Pharmacologic Waterboarding

 

Berkeley No Torture Week, Author Readings - Andy Worthington, Oct 10, 2010 - (Video)

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A Conflict Between Justice and the U.S. Constitution - by Mark E. Smith

Human Rights First is asking candidates to support civilian trials rather than military

tribunals for suspected terrorists. The pledge that they are asking candidates to sign,

gives this rationale:

 

"Our federal courts have convicted 400 terrorists since 9/11. Military commissions have

Travesty in Progress: Omar Khadr and the US Military Commissions - by Lisa Hajjar

At 23, Omar Khadr is the youngest of the 176 people still imprisoned at the US military’s detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He has been there for eight years, one third of his life. A Canadian, he is the only citizen of a Western country remaining in detention, although one British resident, Shaker Aamer, is also still locked up there.

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