Guantanamo

Nika Knight, staff writer
Michael Ratner—the renowned civil rights lawyer who sued Donald Rumsfeld over the United States' use of torture , defended whistleblower Julian Assange and WikiLeaks , and oversaw a lawsuit that successfully eradicated the NYPD's controversial "stop and frisk" practice—died from complications of cancer in Manhattan on Wednesday. #MichaelRatner...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
An awkward moment between U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. (Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP)
During the first family's historic visit to Cuba on Monday, the Cuban president...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Days ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to Cuba, the oldest son of...

Further

In the first known instance of U.S. military conscience objection at Guantánamo, a male Navy nurse has refused to continue taking part in the often brutal forced feeding of Gitmo hunger strikers, who consider the practice torture. News of the historic action, reportedly by a Latino captain, came from a Syrian hunger striker who is challenging the policy in court and described the nurse's evolution: "Once he saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking...