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Twenty Years After 9/11, 'The Only Way to Effectively Counter Terror Is to End War'

Anti-war voices reflect on two decades of the misguided hubris, failed policies, war profiteering, suffering, and death that resulted from the 2001 attacks.

Brett Wilkins ·

We Still Need a Post-9/11 Reckoning

Because as much as American history is about triumphing over hardship, too often it's also been about finding a minority—of religion, of race, of sexuality, of immigration status—to blame for that hardship.

Rana Abdelhamid ·

CIA Torture Cover-Up Still Looms Over 9/11 Trials at Guantánamo

"Make no mistake. Covering up torture is the reason that these men were brought to Guantánamo and the continuing cover-up of torture is the reason that indefinite detention at Guantánamo still exists."

Brett Wilkins ·

Now That Afghan War Is Over, Close Gitmo—Now

Biden is right to end the forever war in Afghanistan. Now he needs to close the forever prison that it built.

Farrah Hassen ·

Obama's Election Night From My Cell in Guanatanamo Bay

"How did you all know who won?" guards asked. "Obama called me himself!" one brother said.

Mansoor Adayfi ·

Amnesty Follows House Dems' Letter by Imploring Biden to Close Gitmo 'Once and for All'

"This letter, signed by four House committee chairs, should send a clear message to President Biden: He has the political support to swiftly close the detention center at Guantánamo."

Brett Wilkins ·

'39 Men Still Remain': After Prisoner Released, Biden Urged to Close Gitmo Completely

"Bringing an end to two decades of unjust and abusive military detention of Muslim men at Guantánamo is a human rights obligation and a national security necessity," said the ACLU.

Julia Conley ·

'Merciless War Criminal' and Ex-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dead at 88

"The only thing tragic about the death of Donald Rumsfeld is that it didn't occur in an Iraqi prison."

Brett Wilkins ·

As US Clears 3 Detainees for Release, Amnesty Demands Biden Close Gitmo

"President Biden cannot have true credibility advocating for other countries to respect human rights if he does not prioritize closing Guantánamo."

Brett Wilkins ·

Will America's Forever Offshore Prison Ever Be Closed?

Can Guantánamo ever be shut down?

Karen Greenberg ·

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