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  1. US eases up, yet Gitmo inmates say tensions rising

    Associated Press, Mike Melia 06/03/2009 - 14:03

    Frustration builds up in Guantanamo with low likelihood of freedom under President Obama.

  2. Yemeni detainee dies in apparent suicide at Guantanamo

    LA Times, Carol J. Williams 06/03/2009 - 13:42

    His death, which would be the fifth prisoner suicide at the detention center, renews criticism of U.S. policy and calls for Obama to keep his promise to close the offshore prison.

  3. NY Jury May Decide Liability of Shell in Nigerian Executions

    New York Law Journal, Mark Hamblett 06/03/2009 - 12:53

    Landmark human rights trial Wiwa v. Shell to begin jury selection on Tuesday in lower Manhattan.

  4. Executive Director Vince Warren on Democracy Now! Obama’s “Preventive Detention” Plan Goes Beyond Bush Admin Policies

    Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman 05/22/2009 - 14:09

    Warren reacts to President Obama and Vice President Dick Cheney’s dueling speeches on torture. Warren took part in a secret meeting Wednesday between Obama and several human rights groups. Warren says although he welcomes Obama’s…

  5. CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren on The Rachel Maddow Show

    The Rachel Maddow Show 05/22/2009 - 13:55

    Vincent Warren speaks with Rachel Maddow after President Obama's national security speech about Guantanamo detainees and prolonged detention on Thursday, May 21, 200. To watch the full episode, click here.

  6. Government Could Destroy Records in Hundreds of Guantanamo Cases

    ProPublica 05/14/2009 - 14:46

    A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some written by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a little-known provision of a federal court order the Bush administration obtained in 2004...

  7. What Were The Torture Lawyers Thinking?

    Washington Post 05/14/2009 - 14:26

    A long-awaited internal Justice Department report promises to shed some much-needed light on the relationship between the Justice Department lawyers who wrote the infamous "torture memos" and the White House. The central question, of course: Whether the…

  8. Son of late Nigerian activist fulfills his father's prediction of taking Shell to court

    Chicago Tribune 05/08/2009 - 15:24

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. has been fighting for more than 13 years to make his late father's prediction come true. It will happen this month when relatives of victims of the Nigerian government's violent…

  9. Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo

    New York Times 05/08/2009 - 15:21

    Twice the immigration judge asked the woman’s name. Twice she gave it: Xiu Ping Jiang. But he chided her, a Chinese New Yorker, for answering his question before the court interpreter had translated it into Mandarin. “Ma’am, we’re…

  10. Police Get Added Order: Stop, Frisk and ‘Explain’

    New York Times 05/08/2009 - 15:17

    The Police Department says its practice of stopping, and sometimes frisking, thousands of people a year in high-crime neighborhoods has helped keep those areas safe. But the growing use of so-called stop and frisks has also irritated some…