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The Daily Chimp for Tuesday, 16 January 2018

<b>The Daily Chimp for Tuesday, 16 January 2018</b><p>The 25 most recent front page posts<p><b>P.M. Carpenter</b> | <b>Is Trump a Racist? It's a Hard Call (For Morons).</b><br>You …

Liberal View

Introducing Senator Chelsea Manning

In 2010, former Army private Chelsea Manning was arrested after she provided nearly 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks that included information about prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her case was already politically divisive and became even more so when she …

Chelsea Manning

‘Are you finished ma’am?’: Trudeau fields softball questions at Western University lovefest as hecklers demand answers

Softball season is months away but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a series of easy questions and two hecklers Thursday during a London town hall …

Canada

Trudeau turns to Seinfeld tactics to tame town hall hecklers

A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories<p><i>Welcome to The National Today, which takes a closer look at what's happening around some of the</i> …

Donald Trump

Prisoners claim Trump’s dislike of Muslims is causing their ongoing detention at Guantanamo prison

Eleven Guantanamo detainees filed a petition in a federal court in Washington that claims their continued imprisonment is due to President Donald Trump’s alleged dislike of Muslims.<p>The inmates point to Trump’s campaign vow to load up Guantanamo with “some bad dudes.” Trump also tweeted that he …

Conservative View

Guantanamo detainees challenge Trump’s ‘anti-Muslim bias’

Eleven detainees in Guantanamo challenged their indeterminate detention at the U.S. military camp in Cuba.

Islamophobia

Will I Die at Guantanamo Bay? After 15 Years Without Charges, I Deserve Justice

I was captured when I was in my 20s and brought to Guantanamo Bay in 2004, after more than two years in secret prisons. I have been imprisoned here …

Omar Khadr settlement: Is it true that the deal saved Canada tens of millions?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says so. And legal experts agree, but say it’s impossible to be sure.<p>OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in …

Omar Khadr

Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks 4 French guards with razor to avoid US extradition on 9/11 charges

Christian Ganczarski was jailed in 2009 for 18 years for being mastermind of terror attack against synagogue.<p>He was an accomplice of 9/11 mastermind …

Terrorism

Feinstein calls on Trump to close Gitmo amid legal challenge from 11 prisoners over 'perpetual detention'

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.<p>The California Democrat's request coincided with a lawsuit filed by 11 Guantanamo prisoners, who want the Trump administration to release them.<p>Feinstein, who serves on the Senate's …

U.S. Politics

Guantanamo prisoners sue Trump alleging anti-Muslim bias

Eleven detainees at the US military's Guantanamo Bay prison sued President Donald Trump Thursday saying they were being illegally held on the basis …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Bullying of Cuba

The book <i>Fire and Fury</i> emphasizes that Trump loves bullying. He is superficially pleasant when he thinks such a pose will benefit him in some way, but …

Liberal View

Guantanamo prisoners challenge Trump's apparent no-release policy

'Perpetual detention' violates U.S. Constitution, prisoners argue in legal case<p>Eleven prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention are challenging …

Donald Trump

Trudeau hits softballs, hecklers, out of the park at Mac in polished political performance

There was a stool but Justin Trudeau barely touched it, instead working the hardwood floor, sleeves rolled up, turning repeatedly to face each side …

Justin Trudeau

Whose Freedom, Whose Speech? The Future of Community and Free Speech at Middlebury

• Home<br>• Whose Freedom, Whose Speech? The Future of Community and Free Speech at Middlebury<p>Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm<p>How can private …

Syed

Ecuador grants citizenship to Julian Assange in bid to end London embassy standoff

Ecuador has granted citizenship to fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the South American nation announced Thursday, in a bid to end his more than five-year stay at its embassy in London and resolve a protracted dispute with Britain.<p>But a standoff continued with the British government, which …

Latino News

Khadr can’t avoid civil judgment by recanting guilty plea, lawyers argue

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr cannot avoid a huge civil judgment against him by recanting the confession and guilty plea he made before an American military commission, lawyers acting for the widow of a U.S. special forces soldier argue in new court filings.<p>Canadian courts must accept …

Terrorism

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confronts heckler, defends Khadr payment in Hamilton

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained calm and collected as he batted back mostly easy questions from a capacity crowd during a town-hall meeting at …

Canada

11 Men Are Trying To Get Out Of Gitmo By Using Trump's Own Words Against Him

"Trump has explicitly endorsed indefinite detention rather than a detention 'informed by the laws of war,'" lawyers argued in a new legal filing.<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s statement via Twitter last year that “there should be no further releases” from the notorious offshore prison at …

Barack Obama

Navy base halts diving after two cases of the bends on the same day

Five recreational divers required decompression treatment last year at this base — two in a single day — causing the Navy to shut down one of the …

Jarvis Landry

After 16 Years, End Injustice at Guantanamo

As of today, January 11, 2018, the United States has used its Guantanamo Bay facility for 16 years to detain people it alleges pose a security threat without charge or fair trial. The number of people locked up has been reduced from 780 at the peak to 41, but even they should not be there. Of …

Death Penalty

Guantanamo detentions have gone on ‘too long,’ new legal challenge argues

A new legal challenge seeks to end indefinite detention without trial at Guantanamo Bay, as lawyers for 11 men who have been held at the military facility for up to 16 years argue that their imprisonment has gone on too long.<p>The motion, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday, …

News

Dhiab v. Trump

The First Amendment provides that “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom . . . of the press.”<i>1</i><i>×</i>1. U.S. Const. amend. I. Because an …

Law

Trump’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry Clarifies Guantanamo Bay’s Awfulness

Guantanamo’s symbolism has shifted fundamentally over the three presidential administrations that it has been used as an island prison. It’s worth …

George W. Bush

Here's what Jim Mattis learned when he sat down and talked to a man who tried to kill him during the Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a summer morning in a desolate corner of Iraq’s western desert, Jim Mattis learned he’d narrowly evaded an assassination attempt.<p>A Sunni Arab man had been caught planting a bomb on a road shortly before Mattis and his small team of Marines passed by. Told the captured insurgent …

Jim Mattis

Marines celebrate the centennial of the storied 'Cannon Cockers'

In constant combat over the past 14 years in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the “Cannon Cockers” of the 11th Marine Regiment paused at Camp Pendleton …

Military History

‘I share that anger’: Trudeau responds to townhall heckler angry over $10.5 million Omar Khadr settlement

HAMILTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told a woman heckling him about Omar Khadr during a townhall in Hamilton that he too is angry about the …

Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tackles range of issues during Hamilton town hall

At McMaster University’s Burridge Gymnasium, 1,900 people gathered to take part in a question-and-answer session with the prime minister.<p>Justin …

Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau takes questions from Hamiltonians at McMaster University

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will take questions at a Hamilton stop Wednesday as part of his six-city town hall tour.<p>Trudeau will speak at McMaster …

Canada

PMO must open up more about Boyle affair, Trudeau’s judgment rightly questioned

OTTAWA—Who thought the Showtime hit drama <i>Homeland</i> was fiction? Because it seems we now have a copycat program playing out for real in Canada. Yes, …

Canada