It’s been 12 years that the United States has operated the Guantanamo center for indefinitely detaining people without charges or trials.
This January, it will have been 5 years since President Barack Obama took office, riding to the White House with the promise to close the Guantanamo center. What has President Barack Obama done to [...]
Close Guantanamo says that, “The prison at Guantánamo Bay is an abominable experiment in indefinite detention, which poisons America’s claim to be a nation that believes in justice, and the detention of 86 prisoners cleared for release, who are held because it is politically inconvenient to release them, is a disgrace.”
The American Civil Liberties [...]
The Tea Party Caucus. The Constitution Caucus. The Progressive Caucus. One of these caucuses voted most strongly against H.R. 1540, the bill introducing Indefinite Detention without charge to American soil. Can you guess which one? Click through to find out. [...]
Tea Party Caucus members declare themselves to be Defenders of the Constitution. But when Americans’ 5th and 6th Amendment constitutional rights were on the line, how did the Tea Party Caucus actually vote? Read on to find out. [...]
If you’ve been paying attention, you know about S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011. You know that the House and Senate have passed it. You know that if Barack Obama signs it when it reaches his desk in a few days, the legislation will become the law of the land. And you [...]
Why did members of the U.S. Senate insist on voting this week on empowering the U.S. Government to imprison people forever without charge, citizens and noncitizens alike?
Because if the Government couldn’t imprison people forever without filing charges, it would have to tell people what their rights are.
I’m not kidding. The process of reading [...]
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 [...]
Last night I stumbled upon this political cartoon Irregular Times whipped up in criticism of the policies of the Bush administration back in 2001:
With a little updating, it’ll be as good as new:
The news has emerged that President Barack Obama is considering an executive order to impose a system of indefinite detention without trial in the United States of America. The New York Times interviewed Obama administration officials to uncover the reasons why:
At the heart of the issue are more than 200 men being held at [...]