All Further Articles for 2012-09-24

Monday, September 24, 2012
This Is Who I Am (Yes, Even In Texas)
A moving, gracious, funny video from lesbian and gay officers in the Austin Police Department to remind LGBTQ youth who may be struggling that they, too, are "the faces of Texas." Part of the It Gets Better Project.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Ultimate Injustice: Leaving This Life Which Is No Longer Anymore A Life
With Guantanamo all but absent from the national conversation, the tale of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif to remind us of its enduring and grotesque costs. A slight, sensitive Yemeni, Latif was 20 when he was seized near the Afghan border, where he had gone to get medical care. Incarcerated 11 years in "a piece of hell that kills everything," he was interrogated hundreds of times, force-fed for years, and cleared for release four times, the last in 2010, when the Obama DOJ blocked his release in what one judge called "moving the goalposts." After several suicide attempts, Latif was found dead in his cell Sept. 8. He was 32. He had never been charged with a crime. "I am happy to express from this darkness and draw a true picture of the condition in which I exist. I am moving towards a dark cave and a dark life in the shadow of a dark prison."
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