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Real heroes resist desire for revenge | by Bruce Barrett of IWagePeace.org via The New Haven Register

Heroes are people who reject the lies and expose the truths we don’t want to hear. Heroes are patriots and soldiers, men and women at home and abroad, who openly reject euphemisms for torture. Heroes are religious people who confess suffering a spiritual urge for vengeance and tap the deeper spiritual strength required to combat this urge. The American prison ...

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Guantanamo, Ten Years On | Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International

On Jan. 11, 2002, the United States brought the first 20 prisoners to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, marking the beginning of a program of indefinite detention without charge or trial of terrorism suspects that has lasted 10 years. Since then, a total of 779 prisoners have been held at the facility. Provisions in the NDAA for 2012 codify the practice of indefinite detention without trial into US law.

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Former US chief prosecutor condemns ‘law-free zone’ of Guantánamo | The Observer

The former chief prosecutor for the US government at Guantánamo Bay has accused the administration he served of operating a “law-free zone” there, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the order to establish the detention camp on Cuba. Retired air force colonel Morris Davis resigned in October 2007 in protest against interrogation methods at Guantánamo, and has made ...

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Guantánamo leaks lift lid on world’s most controversial prison | The Guardian

More than 700 leaked secret files on the Guantánamo detainees lay bare the inner workings of America’s controversial prison camp in Cuba. The US military dossiers, obtained by the New York Times and the Guardian, reveal how, alongside the so-called “worst of the worst”, many prisoners were flown to the Guantánamo cages and held captive for years on the flimsiest ...

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WikiLeaks: Shocking Revelations in Guantanamo Files | AlterNet.

More than 700 leaked secret files on the Guantánamo detainees lay bare the inner workings of America’s controversial prison camp in Cuba. The US military dossiers, obtained by the New York Times and the Guardian, reveal how, alongside the so-called “worst of the worst”, many prisoners were flown to the Guantánamo cages and held captive for years on the flimsiest ...

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March for closing Guantánamo Jan. 15; Support Witness Against Torture

Guantánamo is still open. Witness Against Torture activists, who are standing in solidarity with the prisoners at the U.S. Detention Center at Guantánamo. WAT kicked off their action earlier today with the beginning of a Fast for Justice and 11 days of action. Witness Against Torture (WAT) activsists, including many WRL members, began today with a “prisoner march” of activists ...

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