Posts Tagged ‘Guantanamo’

Indefinite Detention Now the Law of the Land

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Obama Administration | Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 3:01:03 PM
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Weeping for our country…
ON Wednesday, America’s detention camp at Guantánamo Bay will have been open for 10 years. For seven of them, I was held there without explanation or charge. … [Keep reading >>]

A Leaderless Country Spends $800,000/year/prisoner at Guantanamo

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 11/12/2011 @ 2:35:34 PM
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You know we’re about at the point where the explosions going off in our heads at each days news is beginning to to change from warnings and prompts to action … [Keep reading >>]

Child Soldier Trial Delayed. Plea Deal?

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 10/15/2010 @ 9:27:10 AM
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Khadr Trial Delayed Amidst Reports of Plea Deal
Yesterday, the military judge overseeing the flawed military commission proceedings against Omar Khadr, who has been in U.S. custody since age 15, … [Keep reading >>]

“Terrorists” in Paradise

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 06/14/2009 @ 9:13:57 PM
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What a beautiful photo. HAMILTON, Bermuda – After almost eight years of captivity, each step of Khelil Mamut’s freedom is a little overwhelming.

The ocean, which he could … [Keep reading >>]

Wilkerson Unloads on Cheney

Filed under: Bush Administration — by Will Kirkland 03/18/2009 @ 8:36:12 PM
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Rachel Maddow had a very good quick interview with Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, on her show. It followed his take down in The Washington Note … [Keep reading >>]

Torture as a State Secret

Filed under: Action! | Obama Administration | Torture — by Will Kirkland 02/8/2009 @ 10:29:12 PM
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Binyam Mohamed was arrested in Pakistan in April 2002 and taken to Morocco by the CIA. He was transferred via Afghanistan and Bagram air base and arrived at Guantánamo … [Keep reading >>]

Suspend Guantanamo Legal Proceedings

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Law — by Will Kirkland 01/21/2009 @ 8:07:05 AM
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“In one of its first actions, the Obama administration instructed military prosecutors late Tuesday to seek a 120-day suspension of legal proceedings involving detainees at the naval base at … [Keep reading >>]

Closing Guantanamo

Filed under: Bush Administration | Human Rights | Torture — by Will Kirkland 01/18/2009 @ 12:30:31 PM

The lead editorial in the Sunday NY Times is about Guantanamo, “Mr. Bush’s grotesque legacy.” It’s a good summary of what has been left us, from shame that our leaders … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Appointed Judge Says Bush Justice Unlawful

Filed under: Bush Administration | Civil Liberties | Torture — by Will Kirkland 11/20/2008 @ 8:45:36 PM
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Judge Declares Five Detainees Held Illegally

Published: November 20, 2008

A federal judge issued the Bush administration a sharp setback on Thursday, ruling that five Algerian men have been held … [Keep reading >>]

Another Illegal Detention Finding

Filed under: Bush Administration — by Will Kirkland 06/23/2008 @ 9:45:31 PM

It’s all scandalous when Austrians are discovered to have held human beings captive for years on end, hidden away so no one knew of their existence. The captors, … [Keep reading >>]

Gitmo Evidence Needs a Rewrite

Filed under: Law — by Will Kirkland 06/21/2008 @ 1:51:27 PM

Godawful, just effing godawful.

The Bush administration wants to rewrite the official evidence against Guantanamo Bay detainees, allowing it to shore up its cases before they come under scrutiny by civilian … [Keep reading >>]

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