Posts Tagged ‘detainees’

One of the most informed journalists on Guantanamo Bay and those kidnapped by the Bush Administration in its “War on Terror”, Andy Worthington, interviewed by Democracy Now (DN!) and AntiWar Radio. (more…)

The BBC interviewed 27 former detainees of the U.S. that were held at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, almost all described being tortured. (more…)

Jeremy Scahill discusses international affairs with Bill Moyers on PBS last Friday night saying, “It’s time to take off our Obama T-shirts…. The fact is that this man is governing over a policy that is killing a tremendous number of civilians.” (more…)

Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux’s response to yesterday’s post: “Obama, Corruption and Guns” (23:37): (more…)

Amnesty Int’l calls for Obama administration to abide a court ruling in providing more public information on ‘the other Guantanamo’. (more…)

Scott Horton of AntiWar Radio interviews Glenn Greenwald who “discusses the Obama administration’s impact on civil liberties, the failure of Obama’s government to reverse a single Bush-era legal position, how the Bagram prison in Afghanistan is replacing Guantanamo as the new extralegal detention facility, the spectacular claim that a global war on terror makes the whole world a battlefield and all its inhabitants potential enemy combatants, the history of the state secrets privilege from its original limited exemptions to the current claims of total immunity and why non-prosecuting truth and reconciliation committees should be reserved for third-world countries.” (more…)

A US detention center in Afghanistan receives a large boost in funding shortly after the president signs an order to shut down Gitmo — Bagram Air Base a.k.a. “The Other Guantanamo”. (more…)

Keith Olbermann’s 6 Feb 09 Special Comment on Fmr. VP Dick Cheney’s fearmongering ‘diatribe’, the hypocrisy in his claims, and its cynical motives. (more…)


10,000 people are detained in Iraq without evidence.

Sure, the sexy topic of the day are the 250 or so detainees in Guantantano (GTMO) and the argument now is that there’s no place for the GTMO population. What’s left out of these arguments is that over 500 people have already been released and by the ratio of those released to those who’ve been tried, experts estimate that around 230-240 of the current GTMO detainees are being held without enough evidence to go to face trial?

The sexy topic of torture is related to GTMO, while the bulk of the “enhanced interrogation techniques” to be investigated have occured overseas.

We all remember Abu Ghraib and were outraged by the conditions.

What about the 10,000+ currently detained in Iraq? If human rights will be protected by the incoming Obama administration, what about Mr. Obama’s Zionism, establishment-cabinet, and pledged support for Israel detaining 10,000+ Palestinians?

Why are the human rights of the 250 in Cuba more worth discussing than the 20,000+ detainees in Israel and Iraq?