Tag Archives: Indefinite Detention
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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