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Barack Obama, the Quiet Dictator

In 2005, Irregular Times responded to the Bush administration’s plans for lifetime detention without criminal charges or trial, writing an essay calling George W. Bush “The Quiet Dictator”:

It was revealed this week that the Bush Administration is planning to keep people as prisoners for their entire lives, even though there is no evidence that […]

Inefficient Indefinite Detention and Torture. Be Thankful It’s Not You.

Roger Cohen writes from Afghanistan:

Of the 770 detainees grabbed here and there and flown to Guantánamo, only 23 have ever been charged with a crime. Of the more than 500 so far released, many traumatized by those “enhanced” techniques, not one has received an apology or compensation for their season in hell.

Cohen’s source: […]

Inefficient Indefinite Detention and Torture. Be Thankful It's Not You.

Roger Cohen writes from Afghanistan:

Of the 770 detainees grabbed here and there and flown to Guantánamo, only 23 have ever been charged with a crime. Of the more than 500 so far released, many traumatized by those “enhanced” techniques, not one has received an apology or compensation for their season in hell.

Cohen’s source: […]

How Could Bush Administration Detention of Citizens Occur Under Military Commissions Act? Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.

As testimony of Bush administration lawyers before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court reveals, the Bush administration has gone to court asserting the right to:

* Deploy the military domestically to American neighborhoods * Seize United States citizens without judicial warrants * Detain these citizens indefinitely without charges in military brigs * Maintain these citizens in […]

American Voices Don’t Get Louder on Torture and Detention. How About Your Voice?

On January 11, 2008, Amnesty International USA executive director Larry Cox made the following declaration to a group of 250 people assembled to protest torture and indefinite detention carried out by the U.S. government. He said:

This is the ugly blot on the America we believe in that we are going to finally remove. Because […]