Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (Ongoing Archive)

"60 Words." Radiolab (April 18, 2014) ["This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. In the hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lawyer sat down in front of a computer and started writing a legal justification for taking action against those responsible. The language that he drafted and that President George W. Bush signed into law - called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) - has at its heart one single sentence, 60 words long. Over the last decade, those 60 words have become the legal foundation for the "war on terror." In this collaboration with BuzzFeed, reporter Gregory Johnsen tells us the story of how this has come to be one of the most important, confusing, troubling sentences of the past 12 years. We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace."]

Bradley Manning Support Network. "What Bradley Manning Revealed?" Counterpunch (August 21, 2013)

Bravin, Jess. The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay. Yale University Press, 2013.

Denbaux, Mark P. and Jonathan Hafetz, ed. The Guantánamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law. New York University Press, 2009.

Durham, Chris. "The Road to Guantanamo (2006): A Commentary." Film and History (ND)

Fallon, Mark. Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the C.I.A., Pentagon, and U.S. Government Conspired to Torture. Simon and Schuster, 2017.

Fletcher, Laurel E., et al. Guantánamo and Its Aftermath: U.S. detention and interrogation practices and their impact on former detainees. Human Rights Center, International Human Rights Law Center and Center For Constitutional Rights, 2008.

Hansen, Jonathan. "Guantanamo: An American History." Book TV (January 12, 2012)

"Issues: Guantanamo." Center for Constitutional Rights (Ongoing Archive)

"Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp." ACLU (2019)

"Guantanamo: Facts and Figures." Human Rights Watch (March 30, 2017)

The Guantanamo Testimonials Project Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas (Ongoing Archive) [" Pursuant to its mission, the UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas (CSHRA) launched, in Fall 2005, a long term research project to assess the effects of the U.S. war on terror on human rights in the Americas. Whether invoked as the rationale for the "extraordinary rendition" of Canadian citizen Maher Arar to Syria or as the basis for the suppression of indigenous movements in South America, the war on terror has had significant effects on human rights in the Americas. But nowhere have these effects been greater than at the detention facilities of the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Consequently, it seemed appropriate to begin our project by looking into the human rights situation at these facilities. We begin our endeavor with The Guantánamo Testimonials Project. The goals of this project are to gather testimonies of prisoner abuse in Guantánamo, to organize them in meaningful ways, to make them widely available online, and to preserve them there in perpetuity. The strength of these testimonies is considerable. Based on them, a number of distinguished individuals and organizations have called for the closure of Guantánamo."]

Horton, Scott. "Gonzales Resignation Puts Torture, Guantanamo Back on Center Stage in Washington." Democracy Now (August 28, 2007)

---.  "The Torture Doctors." Harpers (November 4, 2013) [An expert panel concludes that the Pentagon and the CIA ordered physicians to violate the Hippocratic Oath.]

Hussain, Murtaza. "In Guantánamo Case, U.S. Government Says It Can Indefinitely Detain Anyone - Even U.S. Citizens." The Intercept (June 21, 2019)

Jayyousi, Sara. "What I Lost (and Can Never Get Back) When My Father Was in Guantanamo North." Common Dreams (May 10, 2019)

Jindia, Shilpa. "Psychologists Vote Not to Return to Guantanamo Amid Heated Debate Over Torture Legacy." The Intercept (August 9, 2018)

Kebriaei, Pardiss. "Will Guantánamo Ever Close? U.S. Frees More Prisoners, But Dozens Remain Behind Bars." Democracy Now (December 24, 2014)

Kelly, Kathy. "Forty-One Hearts are Still Beating in Guantanamo." The Progressive (January 11, 2018)

Leigh, David, James Ball, Ian Cobain and Jason Burke. "Guantánamo leaks lift lid on world's most controversial prison • Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts • Children, elderly and mentally ill among those wrongfully held • 172 prisoners remain, some with no prospect of trial or release • Interactive guide to all 779 detainees." The Guardian (April 25, 2011)

Margulies, Joseph. Guantánamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power. Simon and Schuster, 2006.

Mayer, Jane. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How a War on Terror Turned Into a War On Ideals. Anchor Books, 2009.

McGovern, Ray. "Excusing Torture, Again." Antiwar (January 8, 2013)

The Power of Nightmares (BBC: Adam Curtis, 3 part documentary series, 2004: 157 mins)

Ratner, Michael. "As Obama Vows to Close Guantanamo, His Advisers Are Reportedly Crafting a Plan to Create a New System of Preventive Detention and National Security Courts." Democracy Now (November 17, 2008)

---. "Ten Years after 9/11: War, Operation American Condor (Guantanamo) , Civil Liberties and Hope." Law and Disorder Radio (July 25, 2011)

Ridley, Yvonne. "Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia." Foreign Policy Journal (May 12, 2012)

Slahi, Mohamedo Ould. Guantánamo Diary. Hachette, 2015.

Sorkin, Amy Davidson. "Another 9/11 Anniversary at Guantanamo, Amid Hurricane Irma." The New Yorker (September 1, 2017)

Stallone, Dana. "Will US Officials Face Charges for Afghan War Crimes?" The Crime Report (August 2, 2019)

Taub, Ben. "Guantánamo's Darkest Secret." The New Yorker (April 15, 2019) ["The U.S. military prison’s leadership considered Mohamedou Salahi to be its highest-value detainee. But his guard suspected otherwise."]

Tomorrow, Tom. "Does Guantanamo Exist?" The Nation (April 30, 2013)

Warren, Vincent. "Accounting for a Decade of Global War." TruthOut (March 13, 2014)

---. "Will Trump’s AG Pick William Barr Face Questions over Gitmo, Mass Incarceration & NSA Surveillance?" Democracy Now (January 15, 2019)

"Who's Still Held at Guantanamo?" Miami Herald (August 24, 2016)

Williams, Margot. "At Guantanamo Bay, Torture Apologists Take Refuge in Empty Code Words and Euphemisms." The Intercept (January 29, 2020)

Worthington, Andy. "Author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison." KBOO (May 29, 2008)

---. The Guantanamo Files The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. Pluto Press, 2007.

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