As Hunger Strike Spreads, Obama Again Denounces Guantanamo

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News With at least 100 detainees now participating in a three-month-old hunger strike, U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday reiterated his earlier denunciations of the Guantanamo detention facility and blamed Congress for preventing its closure. Speaking… Continue Reading  

Obama Condemns Indefinite Detention (And His Own Record)

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by Charles Davis US President Barack Obama today condemned the Guantanamo Bay prison camp run by US President Barack Obama, channeling the moral outrage last heard on the 2008 campaign trail. “The idea that we would still detain forever a… Continue Reading  

U.S. Claims No Indefinite Detention at Guantánamo

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by Joe Hitchon via IPS News In an unusual public testimony, the U.S. government has publicly stated that no “indefinite detention” is taking place among detainees at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay. “The United States only detains individuals when… Continue Reading  

Reid Blocks Defense Authorization: Terror Provisions Like Indefinite Detention ‘Are Just Wrong’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked a vote on this year’s defense budget authorization act because of provisions in the bill that the Obama administration says will tie its hands when dealing with… Continue Reading