Category: Human Rights

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Rebecca Gordon: The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t

The Shameful Ordeal of Abu Zubaydah

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Karen J. Greenberg: Still in the Bush Embrace

What Really Stands in the Way of Closing Guantánamo

Kristian Laubjerg: Combating HIV/AIDS in Africa – The Hypocrisy Approach

According to the most recent data released by UNAIDS, 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV in 2014, with 70 % of them living in sub-Saharan Africa

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Robert Fisk: Guantanamo is being emptied – but its legacy of making the guilty innocent and the innocent guilty will continue

Almost half the remaining inmates are Yemeni, but I have to say that I don’t remember many Yemenis in Osama bin Laden’s camps – and I met the man twice in Afghanistan

Martin Conway: The bitter fruits of alienation: Belgium’s struggle is the problem of our age

“What we feared has happened,” remarked Charles Michel, the prime minister of Belgium, in the immediate aftermath of the horrible and violent attacks on Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station on March 22. Yes, indeed. Nothing is less surprising than that the vortex of terrorism and repression that has developed since the November 2015 Read more…

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Conn Hallinan: Terrorism: Then and Now

If we are to seriously look for solutions, that requires asking “why,” even if the answers are uncomfortable

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Marjorie Cohn: Human Rights Hypocrisy: US Criticizes Cuba

The hypocrisy of the US government in lecturing Cuba about its human rights while denying many basic human rights to the American people is glaring

The Center for Constitutional Rights: CCR Position on Obama’s New Plan to Close Guantánamo

Supermax prison conditions, including prolonged solitary confinement, constitute torture, as is increasingly being recognized in the United States, and would violate the Geneva Conventions

Baher Azmy: Will Obama’s Guantánamo Plan Close the Prison or Just Relocate It to a New ZIP Code?

Interview on Prresident Obama’s plan to Congress to close Guantánamo Bay military prison

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Joe Emersberger: Human Rights Watch: The Empire’s Human Rights Group

Human Rights Watch’s latest World Report is filled with imperial assumptions and misinformation

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