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Obama Administration Releases 15 Guantanamo Detainees In Largest Transfer Of Presidency
The move is part of the president's expedited effort to shrink the prison population as much as possible before January.
My Experience With The Broken Immigration System
Storyteller born in Britain, bred in The Bronx. Hip Hop Storyt...
While the Immigration and Naturalization Service, now known as the Department of Homeland Security, was trying to deport me, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was arranging an exhibit honoring my contributions to hip-hop culture and society at large.
Homeland Security Secretary Johnson: Stop Detaining Our Promising Youth
Center for Community Change Action
Social justice organization
Secretary Johnson, as a student who recently received my diploma, I call on you today to allow students like Wildin to finish their high school education while their cases for asylum and their appeal processes play out.
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Immigration Detainees Begin Hunger Strike At Georgia Center
Detainees and guards at the rural facility clashed last year.
Yet More Republican Obfuscation on Guantánamo
Jonathan M. Hansen
Historian, Harvard University
The solution to the vexing moral, legal and logistical problems of Guantánamo is not to move it north but to shutter it entirely. Then and only then can we rectify a more enduring blot on the nation's global reputation by returning Guantánamo to Cuba.
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John Legend, Juanes Perform Outside Of Immigration Detention Center In Arizona
By ASTRID GALVAN, AP
“Today we’re focusing on how the immigration enforcement system intersects with our mass incarceration system,” Legend said in a video on Twitter.
An $81 Million Betrayal of Medical Ethics
Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
Mitchell and Jessen conducted unethical research in an attempt to test the purported safety and effectiveness of their tactics. Engaging in torture-related experiments on human beings violates the absolute prohibition against torture and ill-treatment in both domestic and international law.
To Ensure No Harm, Shouldn't a Psychologist Be in the Interrogation Room?: The APA Ban on Torture
Writer-playwright on politics, culture, and ethical-moral issues
Finally: Last week, after a ten-year internal struggle, the American Psychological Association voted to ban its member psychologists from any involvement in national security interrogations and, more to the point, in torture.
Justice Matters: Holding People Who Torture to Account
Human Rights Activist working with Physicians for Human Rights
In short, there is a problem with justice in the United States. Government resources are used to protect the privileged, and crimes are largely excused when they are committed by police, private security contractors, members of the U.S. military or intelligence agents.
How Guantanamo Was Chosen
Peter Jan Honigsberg
Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
However, the process that led to the selection of Guantanamo Bay to house detainees has not been publicly known. The Witness to Guantanamo project recently learned of the process through its interview of Pierre Prosper, Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues.
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Closing Guantánamo: A Primer for the President
Founder and Director, No More Guantanamos
If the president is serious about wanting to close the prison, and I hope he is, here are some helpful suggestions.
John Yoo: Sleep Deprivation, Rectal Feeding Could Violate Anti-Torture Laws
John Yoo, author of the torture memo, has come forward with his own views on the rectal feeding of detainees.
The Inside Story Of How The CIA Actually Caught The 9/11 Mastermind, But Nearly Didn't
The next portion of the report is heavily redacted, but it indicates that Asset X’s information helped lead to Pakistani
Medical Treatment by Brute Force
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.
Author, "The Hippocratic Myth," & Professor of Law, Georgetown...
Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.
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Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me
Leah McGrath Goodman
Author, "The Asylum: Inside the Rise and Ruin of the Global Oi...
Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.
Let These People Go
Artist, activist, writer, filmmaker and poodle friend
It's time to wake up, speak out ... it's the right thing to do. It won't change the years so many men have lost in Guantanamo, but it is a move towards humanity, what is right and the law as the Constitution states.
Guantanamo Bay: Obama Prescription Is At Odds With Top Military Advisers
The duration of declared hostilities is a key element of Obama's hopes to close Guantanamo and deal with detainees -- wherever
New Torture Report Blames Obama and the Media for Not Confronting the Truth
It's not just Bush and Cheney who violated international law; now it's Obama, too. The report is blistering about the cover-up. The end result is a society in moral disarray.
Report On Immigration System Reveals Shocking Findings About Justice Process
By VOXXI, VOXXI
According to the report, local police arrested Puc-Ruiz in Missouri after officers received a tip that he and others were
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WATCH: Why The U.S. Outsources Torture
The Rule of Law or the Rule of Men?
Consumer advocate, lawyer and author
Last week, the State Department reassigned the official responsible for the "diplomatic issues" pertaining to the closing of Guantanamo Bay. This was a telling sign that the administration is abandoning its long-held but little-fought-for promise of closing that notorious facility.
Zero Dark Thirty
Professor, City University of New York School of Law
The controversy surrounding
Zero Dark Thirty
has been as misguided as the film itself, which opened nationwide on Friday.
Guaranteeing Due Process for Citizens and Lawful Residents
Senator Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator From California
Courts have previously reached ambiguous and conflicting decisions regarding whether U.S. persons apprehended on American soil may be subject to indefinite detention under the laws of war. I am confident my amendment brings much-needed clarification to this area of the law.
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