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  1. Why the Secrecy About Gitmo?

    The Washington Independent 03/09/2009 - 17:31

    The Pentagon’s report yesterday that the conditions at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp meet all the requirements of the Geneva Conventions, was, not surprisingly, met with a mixture of skepticism and downright hostility...

  2. Administration Draws Fire for Report on Guantánamo

    The New York Times 03/09/2009 - 17:27

    The Pentagon official who inspected the Guantánamo Bay prison at the behest of President Obama and declared its conditions humane described himself Monday as a “fresh set of eyes” who had been given free rein…

  3. The Hard Cases

    The New Yorker 03/09/2009 - 17:20

    The last “enemy combatant” being detained in America is incarcerated at the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, South Carolina—a tan, low-slung building situated amid acres of grassy swampland. The prisoner, known internally as EC#2, is an alleged…

  4. Rendition is a Horrible, Violent Crime in Any Form -- It Should Not Be U.S. Policy

    AlterNet 03/09/2009 - 17:09

    Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian residing in Britain, said he was tortured after being sent to Morocco and Afghanistan in 2002 by the U.S. government. Mohamed was transferred to Guantánamo in 2004 and all terrorism charges against him were…

  5. Defense papers reveal 'terror' excess: rights groups

    Agence France-Presse 03/09/2009 - 16:57

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Pentagon documents released by rights groups Thursday detailed the agency's involvement in "war on terror" excesses, fueling debate over possible probes into the administration of former president George W. Bush...

  6. Time Is Running Out

    The Washington Independent 03/09/2009 - 16:53

    When Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) yesterday proposed to an audience at Georgetown University the creation of a “truth and reconciliation commission” to investigate Bush administration lawbreaking, he specifically did not call for an investigation that could lead to prosecutions,…

  7. Police Stops on City Streets Rose Significantly Last Year

    The New York Times 03/09/2009 - 16:50

    New York City police officers stopped more than half a million people on the streets last year, more than in any previous 12-month period in the years since the Police Department began reporting the data...

  8. Rendition Case Under Bush Gets Obama Backing

    Wall Street Journal 02/10/2009 - 17:50

    The Obama administration backed the Bush administration's arguments in a lawsuit involving the practice of seizing terror suspects abroad and sending them to third countries for questioning. The case involves five men who claim U.S. operatives abducted them and…

  9. Reunion sought for Syrian father and son at Gitmo

    Associated Press 02/10/2009 - 17:48

    Isolation and harsh conditions at Guantanamo Bay have driven a Syrian prisoner to attempt suicide, repeatedly bang his head against the wall and show other signs of "mental deterioration," his lawyers alleged Friday as they sought an emergency…

  10. Will the US Adjust Life at Guantánamo for Detainees?

    The Christian Science Monitor 02/04/2009 - 18:14

    President Obama's recent order to bring Guantánamo into full compliance with international law requires US officials to make a fundamental judgment about the difference between mere detention and punishment. Since the terror prison camp opened in 2002,…