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Obama can't shut Guantanamo, even if he wants to

“Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe, it is expensive, it is inefficient… It is a recruitment tool for extremists; it needs to be closed.”

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Barack Obama

The ethics of hunger strike intervention

Known simply as Guantanamo Bay, the United States Naval Base located in Cuba has detained military prisoners suspected of terrorism since 2002 and the start of the War on Terror (Dastyari & Effeney 2012, pp. 443 more words

COMM11108 Communication And The Political Process

Putin Sanctions Abu Ghraib Soldiers and Guantanamo Officials

Moscow has retaliated against Obama in an awfully odd way – by sanctioning the abusive soldiers of Abu Ghraib and the officials in charge of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. 530 more words

Treating Prisoners as Well as Farm Animals

The legislature in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is now considering passing Bill S.2232. Officially entitled, “An Act to ensure continued humane animal care in Massachusetts,” this commendable bill is designed to prevent cruelty and ill-treatment to farm animals. 1,885 more words

US Legal System

nurse refuses to force-feed inmates at gitmo.

The international medical community has long maintained an ethical line against force-feeding. As infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz has written, “Without question, it is the most painful procedure doctors routinely inflict on conscious patients… The procedure is, in a word, barbaric.” 654 more words


Navy nurse rejects force-feed of Gitmo prisoners

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A rights lawyer and a U.S. official say a Navy nurse has refused to participate in force-feeding of prisoners who are on an extended hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay. 96 more words