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How "National Security" Disregards Humanity

As long as there are divisions in humanity, and thus in understanding, no one can possibly be secure.

Robert C. Koehler ·


'We Will Hold Him Accountable Until He Does': 110+ Groups Demand Biden Close Gitmo Without Delay

Rights advocates urged the president to act "in a just manner that considers the harm done to the men who have been imprisoned without charge or fair trials for nearly 20 years."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Amnesty Calls on Biden to Close Guantánamo and End Military Commissions 'Once and For All'

The group says the prison symbolizes U.S. "use of torture, rendition, and indefinite detention without charge or trial—in complete violation of internationally agreed-upon standards of justice and human rights."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


As 'Dark Stain' of Guantánamo Begins 20th Year, Groups Demand Biden Close Offshore Prison

"Biden must reaffirm his commitment to closure and take the necessary action to accomplish it before we have to mark the 20th anniversary next year," says the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Human Rights Advocates to Biden: No Torture Defenders Allowed

"Their appointment would undermine the rule of law and U.S. credibility around the world. It would be a callous rebuke to... all those who care about human rights and the protection of basic dignity."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Guantánamo Defense Attorney Implores Biden to Stop Cycle of Impunity by Holding Trump Accountable for His Crimes

"The only way to demonstrate that America believes in the rule of law, and to achieve eventual unity, is to hold people accountable," argues Alka Pradhan. "Otherwise, a 'more perfect union' will forever be out of reach."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Failure to Prosecute UK War Crimes in Iraq Exposes ICC's Own Failings

The court could have set a powerful precedent in holding Britain to account. Instead, it has become a laughing stock and few will be able to take it seriously again.

Moazzam Begg ·


From Police Violence at Home to Killing Civilians in Unending Wars Abroad, US Faces Human Rights Reckoning at UN

An ACLU leader urged the incoming administration to "take bold actions on day one to reverse President Trump's harmful policies."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'On the Level of Guantánamo': Oklahoma Jail Guards Accused of Torturing Inmates With 'Baby Shark' Song

Echoing a notorious Bush-era "enhanced interrogation technique," guards allegedly subjected prisoners to hours of the popular children's song. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


With Focus on Assange, Belmarsh Tribunal Puts 'US War Crimes on Trial'

"It is time to take action," Progressive International activists say, "and it is time to demand justice"

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·