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Tag: Guantamo Bay

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Uruguay Takes In Several Guantanamo Bay Prisoners After President Mujica’s Offer

After the second time the outgoing Uruguayan President José Mujica urged President Obama to release the “human beings who [are] suffering an atrocious kidnapping at Guantanamo” and reiterated his offer to take several detainees in, the U.S. government obliged.

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 READ MORE

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The Manifesto and New Morality of the 9/11 Mastermind

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, known as the mastermind of 9/11, has released a new manifesto and allegedly come into a new way of thinking and believing.

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 READ MORE

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U.S. Stops Daily Updates on Gitmo Strike

The number of inmates on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay has dropped from a hundred to 19 since July.

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 READ MORE

Watch: What It’s Like for Guantanamo Detainees to Undergo Forced Feedings

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) is drawing attention to the plight of the dozens of hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees by appearing in a newly released video in which the rapper and actor subjects himself to the invasive kind of forced feedings they receive on a daily basis.

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 READ MORE

White House / Pete Souza

The Obama Riddle

You wonder if President Obama sometimes finds himself singing a variant on Kermit the Frog’s anthem about the burdens of being green: It’s not easy being Barack Obama.

Posted on May 26, 2013 READ MORE

Guantanamo Rubik

Posted on May 24, 2013 READ MORE

Obama Heckled During Speech, Warren Lands a Book Deal, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why an Oklahoma senator thinks federal disaster relief to his state after a deadly tornado is unnecessary and John McCain gets all maverick-y again.

Posted on May 23, 2013 READ MORE

Obama and Gitmo

Posted on May 12, 2013 READ MORE

Gitmo or Drones

Posted on May 12, 2013 READ MORE

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