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‘No’ to closing Guantanamo

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>President Obama is pleased with himself for his diplomatic opening to Cuba. The rest of us wouldn’t be pleased with what he wants to …

A Lawyer for Guantánamo Inmates Explains ​Why 'Guantánamo North' Is a Terrible Idea

"When people call for Guantánamo to be closed, it is simply shorthand for a more comprehensive demand to end torture and arbitrary, indefinite imprisonment without trial or fair process."<p>Last week, news broke that the Pentagon is considering several military and federal prisons to house some of the …

Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo Memoirs: Part 1, the endless interrogations of a Gitmo detainee, in his own words.

<b>INTRODUCTION</b><p><b>PART ONE: ENDLESS INTERROGATIONS</b><p><b>PART TWO: DISAPPEARED</b><p><b>PART THREE: FAMILY</b><p><b>SLAHI'S TIMELINE</b><p><b>AN INTERVIEW WITH COL. MORRIS DAVIS</b>

The Writhing, Miserable Reality of Force Feeding at Guantánamo Bay

It’s grisly, excruciating, and ethically dubious. By Kent Sepkowitz.<p>A very complicated ethical debate has arisen from the mess that is the Guantánamo …

Americans must take responsibility for Guantanamo — and here’s how

In a column a month ago, I argued that the American public is fully responsible for the shameful actions of its government at Guantanamo Bay. …

Obama’s Catastrophic Guantanamo Failure

Torturous force feedings and hunger strikes at Guantánamo Bay are a sign of just how desperate the men there are. Baher Azmy on why the situation …

Force-feeding at Guantánamo Bay puts pressure on Obama to close prison

Controversy over the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has intensified as United Nations experts condemned the force-feeding of hunger-striking inmates by the US, and a former White House lawyer claimed that drone strikes are being used an alternative to detaining al-Qaida suspects.<p>With more than 100 …

OBAMA: Guantanamo Bay Is Not Necessary To Keep America Safe

"The notion that we're going to keep over 100 individuals in a no-man's land in perpetuity ... is contrary to who we are," said Obama.<p>Obama has said his previous efforts to close the base were stymied in Congress. Less well-known is that Congress blocked Obama's efforts to close Gitmo because his …

Close Guantánamo prison, says first US commander on 12th anniversary

On the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, the first commanding general of the base has said that it should be closed.<p>In a statement released by the advocacy organisation Human Rights First, Major General Michael Lehnert – who has …

Equal rights for women

This essay has been submitted by a law student. This is not an example of the work written by our professional essay writers.<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Equal rights …

When Sex Trafficking Goes Unnoticed in America

Many cases go unreported, making it a difficult crime for law enforcement personnel to spot.<p>How do you identify sex-trafficking victims when such cases go largely undetected or unreported?*<p>It’s an issue with which law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. continually struggle. Detective Bill Woolf with …

Crime

The Truth About Child Trafficking in Senegal

In July 2009, I was in Guinea-Bissau covering the presidential elections after the murder of president Nino Vieira when I first heard stories about …

Slaves for Sex: Inside the Dark World of Human Trafficking

Women are getting sold for sex at hotels, truck stops and other discreet places. With websites and online forums, detectives said it's easier for …

Zika Uncontained

Fig. 1, Mosquito eggs incubating in water.<p>The Rash<p>The day Adriana Reis got the rash, the state utility agency had shut off water to her street.<p>There …

When going to college becomes a financial risk

<i>This is the latest installment of our series on the American economy,“How the Deck Is Stacked,” reported in conjunction with Frontline and PBS NewsHour. To listen to Marketplace Weekend's full coverage of student loan debt, click on the audio player above.</i><p>Forty-two million people in the United …

Coming in October on FRONTLINE

One of the biggest foreign policy challenges America’s next president will inherit is the battle against ISIS.<p>This month, FRONTLINE brings you two …

Millions Each Year Are Given the Wrong Antibiotics, Study Finds

Every year, millions of Americans with common infections leave the doctor’s office with a prescription for antibiotics.<p>Yet, only half of all patients …

The Mercury Crisis

Motorcycles, food stores, a wide expanse of brown-grey soil, and barely any trees or greenery whatsoever: It’s not what comes to mind when you …

Inside a Sinking Dinghy Crossing the Mediterranean Sea

Even before boarding the boat, Hassan had a bad feeling.<p>He had hoped the inflatable dinghy would safely transport him and a group of other Syrian …

Forced Sex Camps Train Girls For Child Marriage In Zambia And Mozambique

By Emma Batha<p>CASABLANCA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as eight in Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.<p>…

Religious Freedom in Pakistan Takes 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

The Pakistani government took a positive step forward earlier this month in renaming the National Center for Physics after the Nobel Prize-winning …