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Poll: Most Americans Against Closing Gitmo; Dems Fund Wars, IMF, Not Gitmo Closing

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2 Jun 09 | PTV and Raw Story

Two-thirds of Americans are against closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with even more rejecting the idea of relocating its detainees to U.S. prisons. Read the rest of this entry »


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2 June 2009 at 9:56 pm

Eavesdropping Case Tests Obama Vows on Secrecy

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by William Fisher

1 Jun 09 | IPS

Despite President Barack Obama’s formation of a new task force to review government secrecy, and an ongoing investigation into use of the so-called “state secrets doctrine”, lawyers for the new administration refused last week to disclose information on the government’s use of warrantless wiretaps and backed legislation to block the release of photos of prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 6:39 pm

Petraeus: U.S. Violated Geneva Conventions

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29 May 09 | Raw Story

The head of the U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, said Friday that the U.S. had violated the Geneva Conventions in a stunning admission from President Bush’s onetime top general in Iraq that the U.S. may have violated international law.

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29 May 2009 at 9:14 pm

Backlash Grows Against Obama’s Preventive Detention Proposal

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by Glenn Greenwald

25 May 09 | Salon

The backlash against President Obama’s extraordinary proposal for indefinite “preventive detention” — already widespread in the immediate aftermath of his speech — continues to grow. Read the rest of this entry »

President Obama Defends Guantánamo Closure, But Endorses Indefinite Preventive Detention

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22 May 09 | AI

In a major speech on national security on 21 May 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama restated his commitment to closing the Guantánamo detention facility and to ending the use of the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” approved under the previous U.S. administration. Read the rest of this entry »

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23 May 2009 at 11:13 am

CCR Guantánamo Attorneys Comment After President’s Speech

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21 May 09 | CCR

Center for Constitutional Rights President Michael Ratner and Managing Attorney for CCR’s Guantanamo project Shayana Kadidal responded with disappointment to President Obama’s speech this morning. CCR represents the detainees at Guantánamo and is part of the key FOIA lawsuit surrounding the torture photo disclosures. Read the rest of this entry »

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21 May 2009 at 9:02 pm

Unexceptional Americans: Why We Can’t See the Trees or the Forest

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by Noam Chomsky

20 May 09 | LAW

The Torture Memos and Historical Amnesia

The torture memos released by the White House elicited shock, indignation, and surprise. The shock and indignation are understandable. The surprise, less so. Read the rest of this entry »

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20 May 2009 at 6:51 pm