Shaker Aamer’s sons with the giant inflatable figure of Shaker Aamer outside Parliament (Photo via We Stand With Shaker)
30 Oct 2015

Shaker Aamer, Known For Resistance At Guantanamo, Rejoins Family (UPDATE)

After more than thirteen years of torture, abuse, and unjust detention at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Shaker Aamer has finally been released.

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European flag inside the building of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (European Parliament on Flickr)
29 Oct 2015

Despite US Pressure, European Parliament Clears Path for Snowden Asylum

In the face of pressure from the US, the EU Parliament passed a resolution which could allow an EU country to grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden.

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29 Oct 2015

Appeal Filed Over Experimental Prison Units That Restrict Prisoners’ Communications

Communications Management Units (CMUs) place harsh restrictions on prisoners’ ability to communicate with the outside world and on visits with loved ones.

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28 Oct 2015

Judge Won’t Let U.S. Government Conceal Videos of Guantanamo Force-Feeding

A federal judge refused to reconsider an order to release videos of a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner being force-fed and forcibly removed from his cell.

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27 Oct 2015

U.S.-Backed Coalition Bombs Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen

For the second time this month, U.S.-backed forces bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital after they’d reported their GPS coordinates to the military.

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26 Oct 2015

Federal Appeals Court: US Citizens Can’t Sue FBI Agents For Torture Abroad

The decision effectively grants FBI agents involved in terrorism investigations abroad immunity from lawsuits alleging torture or other rights violations.

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26 Oct 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Merciful God’ by Tom Robinson

British singer-songwriter Tom Robinson released his new album, “Only the Now,” this month, and the album is a collection of collaborations with numerous artists and includes a few protest songs. Robinson is well-known for the anthem he wrote for the London gay pride parade in 1976 called “Glad to Be

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23 Oct 2015

Hacking The CIA Director’s AOL Account Was A Political Act

The teenager who hacked CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL account said he did it to “Free Palestine.” Why is the media ignoring his motivations?

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CIA Director John Brennan (LBJ Foundation on Flickr)
21 Oct 2015

WikiLeaks Embarrasses CIA Director, Posts Documents from Hacked AOL Account

Documents from CIA director John Brennan’s personal AOL email address have been released by WikiLeaks. Brennan’s email account was hacked on October 12.

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21 Oct 2015

U.S. Letter Exonerating Former Guantanamo Prisoner in Morocco May Not Save Him

The U.S. admitted Younous Chekkouri, a man held in Guantanamo for 14 years, has no ties to al-Qaida. But that may not stop Morocco from charging him anyway.

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