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Human Rights Under Barack Obama

How do you react to Amnesty International’s description of human rights under President Obama? [...]

Vigil at White House to Close Guantanamo Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 2011

Today and tomorrow from Noon to 4 pm, Witness Against Torture is holding a vigil outside the White House to call for the closing of Guantanamo and an end to the practice of indefinite detention without criminal charges. If you’re in Washington DC and can make it to these events, please do your part to [...]

Obama Stalls On Guantanamo Accountability

Following the Constitution isn’t hard and complicated. Violating the Constitution, and then lying about it, and then pretending that you’re not lying about it, and then acting like you’re investigating the thing that you’re pretending that your not lying about, and then establishing a timeline for a report on the thing that you’re acting like you’re investigating but pretending that you’re not lying about – that’s hard and complicated. [...]

War Disasters, Continued

Why is it that Obama is refusing prisoners at Bagram even the basic right of habeas corpus? Why would Obama do that at a prison where torture is alleged to be rampant? [...]

Obama Attacks Habeas Corpus

President Obama is keeping Bagram as an oubliette, a dungeon where prisoners can be dumped and forgotten forever, away from the eyes of justice. [...]

Obama Endorses Bush Seizure of Power

Barack Obama and George W. Bush certainly have different personalities, but when it comes to their disregard of the rule of law, they’re like peas in a pod. [...]