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Photographs Trace US Government Abuses, from Manzanar to Guantánamo

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Concurrent shows at the International Center of Photography feature historical images of Japanese-American detention camps in the 1940s and Edmund Clark’s recent projects tracking the "War on Terror"? and?? ?covert anti-terrorism programs?. The post Photographs Trace US Government Abuses, from Manzanar to Guantánamo appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Wildfire causes mines to explode at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Exploding mines is a unique element in suppressing a wildfire The... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Postcards from Guantanamo: Vintage photos from Cuba’s tourism heyday

Get a glimpse of what American tourists used to experience before Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries took control in 1959.        

At Guantánamo, Are Even the Judges Giving Up?

Amy Davidson Sorkin reports on the disarray of the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

America's Forever Wars: Guantanamo Bay "Prepared" For New Inmates, Says US Admiral

On Thursday, Kurt Walter Tidd, a high ranking United States Navy admiral, currently serving as the Commander of the United States Southern Command, told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is now “prepared” to receive an influx of new detainees. “We have 41 detainees who are there right now. Show More Summary

Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel...Show More Summary

Guantanamo ‘prepared’ for new inmates: US admiral

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A top US military official said Thursday the prison at Guantanamo Bay is “prepared” to take new detainees, but has not yet received the order to do so. President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order reversing his predecessor Barack Obama’s ultimately fruitless 2009...

Pentagon wants to replace Guantánamo’s Top Secret prison. Price per prisoner: $4.6M

The Pentagon wants $69 million to replace the Top Secret prison where the accused 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and 14 other former CIA captives are kept. The funding request, … Click to Continue »

Trump budget includes $69 million investment in Guantanamo Bay reboot — $4.6 million per prisoner

last monthNews : The Raw Story

No one has escaped Guantanamo Bay’s detention center in the fifteen years that it has been open, but the Pentagon wants to dramatically increase the budget for the top secret prison. According to the Miami Herald, the Pentagon is asking for $69 million to house the 15 former CIA captives....

Making Guantánamo Great Again: The prison’s media makeover

Inside a vacant former maximum-security prison, the Pentagon has nearly finished building a new health clinic with nearby surgical and radiological suites. Soon, contractors will add furniture, equipment and put … Click to Continue ...

Terrorist at Guantanamo rewarded with perks for testimony

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Ahmed al Darbi has been in U.S. custody since the early 2000s but could be released to Saudi Arabia this month.

Fired Pentagon Official Was Exploring Plea Deals for 9/11 Suspects at Guantánamo

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

A tribunal official fired without explanation last week had been in talks that could have ended in plea deals and foreclosed any possibility of execution.

Israeli diplomat itemizes U.S. ‘injustices’ — from Guantanamo to drone strikes to Japanese internment

We have "a duty to restore the honor" of that most vilified word, the Zed word, Zionism, Israeli consul general Dani Dayan tells a pro-Israel group at Columbia University. He criticized U.S. foreign policy for "injustices" like Abu Ghraib and said that when Palestinians declare a day of rage over Jerusalem, it's not as if the other days are "days of yoga."

Trump's chief of staff, facing heat for backing alleged abuser, has shed his image as calming force

When John Kelly oversaw the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dozens of detainees refused to eat as a form of protest. Kelly, furious at the potential propaganda implications, instructed his charges to avoid using the term “hunger strike,” insisting it be called a “long-term nonreligious...

Gitmo Terror Suspect Gets 'Least Qualified' Lawyer

Navy Lt. Alaric Piette acknowledges the "contradiction" of his latest role: to defend a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of terrorism and who just a few years back would've been one of Piette's targets. "On another day, I could have easily taken my client out," Piette tells the New York Times...

Many Say He’s the Least Qualified Lawyer Ever to Lead a Guantánamo Case. He Agrees.

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Lt. Alaric Piette knows he is unfit to be Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s only lawyer. But leaving his client with no one, he says, would be worse.

Gitmo Trial Overseer Fired, McCain Introduces Immigration Bill, More Rent Control Demanded Instead of More Housing: P.M. Links

last monthNews : Reason

The Pentagon has fired the man overseeing the trials of alleged terrorists being held in Guantanamo Bay. The stock market is having kind of an off day today. The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency request by Pennsylvania Republican...Show More Summary

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