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  1. Defense papers reveal 'terror' excess: rights groups

    Agence France-Presse 03/09/2009 - 16:57

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Pentagon documents released by rights groups Thursday detailed the agency's involvement in "war on terror" excesses, fueling debate over possible probes into the administration of former president George W. Bush...

  2. Time Is Running Out

    The Washington Independent 03/09/2009 - 16:53

    When Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) yesterday proposed to an audience at Georgetown University the creation of a “truth and reconciliation commission” to investigate Bush administration lawbreaking, he specifically did not call for an investigation that could lead to prosecutions,…

  3. Police Stops on City Streets Rose Significantly Last Year

    The New York Times 03/09/2009 - 16:50

    New York City police officers stopped more than half a million people on the streets last year, more than in any previous 12-month period in the years since the Police Department began reporting the data...

  4. Rendition Case Under Bush Gets Obama Backing

    Wall Street Journal 02/10/2009 - 17:50

    The Obama administration backed the Bush administration's arguments in a lawsuit involving the practice of seizing terror suspects abroad and sending them to third countries for questioning. The case involves five men who claim U.S. operatives abducted them and…

  5. Reunion sought for Syrian father and son at Gitmo

    Associated Press 02/10/2009 - 17:48

    Isolation and harsh conditions at Guantanamo Bay have driven a Syrian prisoner to attempt suicide, repeatedly bang his head against the wall and show other signs of "mental deterioration," his lawyers alleged Friday as they sought an emergency…

  6. Will the US Adjust Life at Guantánamo for Detainees?

    The Christian Science Monitor 02/04/2009 - 18:14

    President Obama's recent order to bring Guantánamo into full compliance with international law requires US officials to make a fundamental judgment about the difference between mere detention and punishment. Since the terror prison camp opened in 2002,…

  7. On Closing Guantanamo: A Sisyphean Struggle

    Huffington Post 01/23/2009 - 17:47

        With the signing of yesterday's executive orders to close Guantanamo and end torture, we are finally seeing the beginning of a reversal of some of the nastiest inhuman practices of the Bush administration. Yes, it may take…

  8. Sorting out Guantánamo detainees

    Christian Science Monitor 01/23/2009 - 17:41

    President Obama's pledge to close the terror prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is being hailed as a major step toward restoring world opinion of the United States as a champion of human rights and the rule of…

  9. Gitmo releases indicate scant evidence

    Market Watch 01/23/2009 - 17:31

    The recent releases of at least 24 terrorism detainees from the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp shows scant evidence ever existed to hold them, advocates say...

  10. Overseas, Expectations Build for Torture Prosecutions

    Harper 01/23/2009 - 17:28

    America’s closest allies overseas never understood the Bush Administration’s obsession with torture. “It’s as if an old friend had a stroke and suddenly went delusional,” a British Tory politician told me. And as the final hours of the…