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A Prosecutor Lets Berkeley's Infamous Torture Professor off the Hooknew

In a long-awaited report released late last week, a career prosecutor in the US Department of Justice said UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo should not be held liable for authorizing torture and warrantless wiretaps while working for the Bush administration.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  02-24-2010  |  Politics

Beyond Guantanamo: The Story of Julia Hall and Oybek Jamoldinivich Jabbarovnew

The SOS from Oybek Jamoldinivich Jabbarov came to Julia Hall in 2007 via his attorney, Michael Mone. The plea for help, originating behind the concrete walls of Guantánamo Bay, carried the message of a man locked in a nightmare.
Artvoice  |  Charlotte Hsu  |  02-05-2010  |  Immigration

Senator Brownback Lacks Good Intelligence for His Gitmo Fightnew

Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback's office cannot produce any primary evidence to support its claim that bringing Gitmo detainees to Leavenworth would imperil the relationship building that takes place at the Command and General Staff College.
The Pitch  |  David Martin  |  06-23-2009  |  Politics

Alberto Mora: Profile in Cojonesnew

The Bush backer stood up against Guantanamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  03-02-2009  |  War

Guantanamo's Final Daysnew

The day President Obama ordered the closure of the camps at Guantanamo Bay, writer Tim Elfrink was the only American reporter inside the detention camps. While there, he was able to get an inside view of the facilities that some of America's sworn enemies occupy.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink and Jesse Hyde  |  03-02-2009  |  War

Obama Wusses Out on Gitmo

He promised to shut down Gitmo. But now President-Elect Obama wants to ratify Bush's torture trials.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  11-12-2008  |  Crime & Justice

President Obama: Shut Down This Camp!

Both Obama and McCain have promised to shut down Gitmo. But neither will commit to a timeline. Now, before the election, both men should pledge to shut down America's Devil's Island on January 20, 2009.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-22-2008  |  War

Obama and McCain: Torture Enablers

Both presidential candidates say they'll stop torture and close Gitmo. Scratch the surface, though, and their commitment to human rights is less than skin deep.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-06-2008  |  Crime & Justice

The Supreme Court is One Justice Away from Tyrannynew

You can look at the court's decision on Guantanamo this way: We are only one Supreme Court justice away from real tyranny. Sen. John McCain says as president he would appoint justices exactly like Bush's two. Based on his past opposition to torture and Guantanamo, he's probably lying about that, although he joined Bush in denouncing the habeas decision. It is nevertheless a risk worth avoiding.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  06-19-2008  |  Commentary

Score: Constitution 5, Gulags 4new

The supreme court's recent decision not only restored habeas-corpus rights to enemy combatants, but gave all of us one our most important civil-liberty victories to date.
Boston Phoenix  |  Harvey Silverglate  |  06-19-2008  |  Civil Liberties

America: The 'Oops' Nation

Prisoners at Guantánamo and possibly other American gulags, will now be allowed to demand their day in court. Since the government doesn't have evidence against them, legal experts say, most if not all of "the worst of the worst" will ultimately walk free. "Liberty and security can be reconciled," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority. In short: Oops.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  06-16-2008  |  Commentary

This Memoir from a Survivor of American Torture May Help U.S. Face Realitynew

Reading Five Years of My Life, I realized the situation at Guantanamo is both better and worse than I had feared -- worse because the torture is so severe, so constant, so senseless, and so institutionalized, and better because someone who was subjected to it has survived with his soul intact.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Hannah Tennant-Moore  |  04-28-2008  |  Nonfiction

911 Is Our Only Hope

George W. Bush confesses to ABC News that he knew about and authorized torture of detainees, many of whom died from abuse. Forget impeachment--D.C. police must arrest the torturer and murderer at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  04-28-2008  |  Commentary

The Bush Administration Gets Away with Torturenew

The torture memoranda written for Bush by John C. Yoo will someday appear in a compendium of infamous documents of American history alongside the slavery tracts, Roosevelt's order relocating West Coast Japanese to compounds in Arkansas and elsewhere and Hirabayashi v. United States, the first U.S. Supreme Court decision that affirmed its correctness.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  04-11-2008  |  Commentary

Portland Lawyers Fight for Guantanamo Prisoner No. 940new

Two years ago this week, authorities with the U.S. Department of Defense signed a memo approving Adel Hamad's release from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the 49-year-old Sudanese citizen has been held as an "enemy combatant" since 2002. Today, he remains imprisoned for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  11-14-2007  |  Civil Liberties

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