"If I come back,
it will be a miracle of God."
(Majid Khan, one of the 14 'high
value Al Qaeda suspects transferred to Guantanamo in September 2006)
Join Our Flotilla To the US Naval Base in Cuba
This extraordinary journey will help to pressure the US
government to close its detention camp !
at Guantanamo once and for all.Hundredsof people remain at the camp which
is shrouded in secrecy. Families and human rights organisations have no access,
lawyers are restricted.
Detainees and US official investigators have spoken of torture and other ill
Presumed guilty until proven innocent, no detainee has yet
been given a fair trial.
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Top Pentagon Official Calls for Boycott of Law Firms Representing
A top Pentagon official last week ! urged U. S. corporations to boycott law
firms whose attorneys represent
detainees at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In a radio
interview last week, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee
Affairs Charles “Cully” Stimson said companies might wish to shun firms
that represent “the very terrorists who hit their bottom line back in
2001.” Stimson apologized after his remarks were condemned by the
American Bar Association and deans from more than 130 law schools. We
speak with the co-author of the law school petition and a corporate
lawyer representing six Guantanamo prisoners
Interviewwith H Candace Gorman
H. Candace Gorman is an attorney based in Chicago specializing in Civil
Rights law (among her credits are a successful argument before the U.S.
Supreme Court in Jones v. R.R. Donnelly & Sons, a ! landmark case
on the statute of limitations in employment discrimination cases that
has even impacted my own legal practice). Ms. Gorman represents two
North African nationals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the author
of the Guantanamo Blog, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington
on a Ghost Plane
GNN recently asked Stephen Grey, the author of Ghost Plane, an
exposé of the CIA’s rendition program which allegedly sent hundreds
of terror suspects to be tortured in foreign prisons, about how he tracked the
secret program, where the suspects were allegedly taken, and if torture
actually works like it does on TV.
Wrongly Accused! Ex-Gitmo Chaplain and Spy Target
James Yee Speaks out on Newl!y Revealed Pentagon Surveillance
The New York Times recently revealed that the Pentagon and CIA were
secretly examining the financial assets and transactions of thousands
of American citizens without court approval by issuing national
security letters. We speak to the Center for National Security Studies’
Lisa Graves and one of the program’s most prominent targets: James Yee,
the former Muslim Guantanamo Bay chaplain wrongly accused of espionage.
WhatTo Do About Torture? Manfred Nowak Interviewed
The post-9/11 era has raised serious questions over western governments'
complicity in secret detention and torture. Manfred Nowak, United
Nations special rapporteur on torture, is one of the people best placed
to answer them. Kanishk Tharoor of Madrid11.net talks t! o him.
Moazzam Begg - UK Events (Winter 2006 - Spring 2007)
Monday 22nd January Peace Centre, Warrington
Wednesday 24th January 2007, 'Detained at Guantanamo Bay'
Applied Section Meeting, Moazzam Begg in discussion
with Dr.James McKeith
8:30pm - 10:30pm, The Institute of Psychoanalysis, London
Thursday 25th January 2007 - Opening of the Museum of
Free Derry, Ireland
The Bloody Sunday Trust (BST) With Gareth Peirce
and Bernadette McAliskey
Sail, Fly, Swim with th! e Close Guantanamo Flotilla!
This extraordinary journey will help to pressure the US government to close
its detention camp at Guantanamo once and for all.
Prisoner of Faith Pack: Sami Muhyideen Al Hajj
Sami Muhyideen was captured for the US on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in
December 2001 on the charge that he had filmed an interview with Osama
bin Laden. However, he had never done such a thing. This campaign pack
gives a detailed account of the ordeal Sami has endured at the hands of
the U! S military police ever since his seizure.
Open Letter to the People of Canada from the Detainees at Canada's
In an open letter released yesterday
from the detainees at Canada's
Guantanamo Bay -- the Kingston Immigration Holding Centre, located on
the grounds of Millhaven Penitentiary outside of Kingston, ON --
Mahmoud Jaballah, Mohammad Mahjoub, and Hassan Almrei have asked the
people of Canada to speak up for their rights.
WhyBoth Cully Stimson - Who Suggested a Boycott of Firms R
epresenting Detainees Pro Bono -
and Some of His Critics Are Off-Base
by Vikram David Amar
Last week, Assistant Secretary for Detainee Affairs Cully Stimson, a Defense
Department official, suggested that corporate America's leaders should
think twice about engaging law firms whose attorneys have been offering
pro bono legal services to represent Guantanamo detainees in their
habeas corpus proceedings.
Disloyalty To The Constitution
by Aziz Huq
“Shocking” is what he said. But it was the baldness of Deputy Assistant Secretary
of Defense for Detainee Affairs Cully Stimson’s statement, not what he
described, that proved shocking.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Suggests A Boycott of Law Firms
that Represent Guantanamo Detainees: Why This Kind of Blacklisting Is
Always Wrong, and McCarthyite
by Anthony Sebok
and Spencer Weber Waller
Thursday, January 11, Charles "Cully" Stimson, the Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, suggested in a radio
interview that U.S. companies should boycott law firms that represent
detainees held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Pro Bono? Atticus Finch Meets Charles Stimson
by Nancy Rapoport
Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says th! at lawyers
who provide free legal representation for poor and/! or unpop
ular clients - including detainees at Guantanamo Bay - should be
thanked for their efforts, not shunned or sanctioned at the behest of
Diary of a Guantánamo Attorney
by H. Candace Gorman
I fell into the world of Guantánamo in October 2005.
'Enemy Combatant' Languishes in a South Carolina Brig
by A.C. Thompson
Three-and-a-half years ago, the Bush Administration
effectively disappeared an al-Qaeda suspect, ! and even the Pentagon’s
own internal report finds fault with his treatment there.
Why I Defend "Terrorists"
by Anant Raut
An open letter to Cully Stimson, deputy assistant
secretary of defense for detainee affairs, from a lawyer representing
five men atGuantánamo.
The Shame of Guantanamo Exposed in Cuba
by Medea Benjamin
This is the closest I have been to my son in almost 5 years,² said
Zohra Zewawi, the mother of Guantanamo prisoner Omar Deghayes,
as she stood in front of the gates of the prison on the Cuban side.