Tag Archives: Indefinite Detention

Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

Another sign of the times. Image from City Limits.Our civil liberties under attack:Big Brother’s getting even bigger Abuses of civil liberties are taking place with increasing frequency, but the public outcry has mainly been muted, an enticement for the authorities … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

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Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Hell of a Way to Begin a Year

Image from DNY59 / iStockphoto / MNN.Apocalypse now!Death knell for civil liberties It’s a hell of a way to begin a year many believe will mark the end of the world. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | The Rag … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Hell of a Way to Begin a Year

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Imprisonment Without Trial : The American Way?

Image from the ACLU.When we fail our own ideals:The unconstitutional practiceOf indefinite detention By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 21, 2010 When our forefathers created this great nation, one of the ills they desperately wanted to correct … finish reading Imprisonment Without Trial : The American Way?

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Losing Our Humor Over Guantanamo

On Guantánamo, Lawmakers Reveal They Are Still Dick Cheney’s PawnsBy Andy Worthington / October 6, 2009 I like to believe that, despite studying Guantánamo for four years, I still have a sense of humor, but last Thursday I lost it, … finish reading Losing Our Humor Over Guantanamo

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Bush Lawyer: Prolonged Indefinite Detention Already Widespread

A flag waves behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Photo by AP.Richard Klingler: ‘the wartime framework underlying [these tactics] have settled well within the mainstream of the American tradition,’ setting the stage for ‘a broader … finish reading Bush Lawyer: Prolonged Indefinite Detention Already Widespread

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Obama’s Preventive Detention Policy Explained

See Rachel Maddow video below. Facts and myths about Obama’s preventive detention proposalBy Glenn Greenwald / May 22, 2009 In the wake of Obama’s speech on Thursday, there are vast numbers of new converts who now support indefinite “preventive detention.” … finish reading Obama’s Preventive Detention Policy Explained

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Preserving the Evidence of CIA Secret Detentions

The Combatant Status Review Tribunal Notice is read to a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, July 13. Photo by Airman Randall Damm, USN.CIA Director Asked to Preserve Secret PrisonsBy William Fisher / April 17, 2009 NEW YORK — Lawyers for … finish reading Preserving the Evidence of CIA Secret Detentions

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The Machiavellian Game of Distraction: Will It Continue with Obama?

Bagram Air Force Base, AfghanistanObama’s Guantanamo? Bush’s Living Legacy at Bagram PrisonBy Karen J. Greenberg / March 5, 2009 Just when you think you’ve woken up from a bad dream… When it comes to offshore injustice and secret prisons, especially … finish reading The Machiavellian Game of Distraction: Will It Continue with Obama?

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Supremes Take Case Challenging President’s Right to Indefinite Detention of Suspects

Supreme Court to decide if the president can order the indefinite military detention of people living in the United States?By Adam Liptak / December 5, 2008 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the most fundamental question … finish reading Supremes Take Case Challenging President’s Right to Indefinite Detention of Suspects

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