Pentagon requests $49 million to build new prison at Guantanamo for ‘special’ detainees

ShareThis Pentagon requests $ 49 million to build new prison at Guantánamo for ‘special’ detainees 21 Mar 2013 The United States Southern Command has requested $ 49 million to build a new prison building at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for “special” detainees prisoners on top of other renovations it says are necessary since Congress has decided […]

Navy plans $40 million fiber-optic link to Guantanamo base

ShareThis Navy plans $ 40 million fiber-optic link to Guantánamo base –$ 40 million project will put an underwater cable from base in southeast Cuba through Windward Passage to an undisclosed link in South Florida 04 Jul 2012 The Pentagon has decided to lay an estimated $ 40 million underwater fiber-optic cable from Guantánamo Bay […]

Guantanamo brings in Canadian lit prof to ‘rehabilitate’ Omar Khadr

ShareThis Guantanamo brings in Canadian lit prof to ‘rehabilitate’ Omar Khadr 27 Jun 2012 In an unexpected turn of events this spring, an Edmonton professor, armed with novels and lesson plans, headed to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay to meet with Canadian convicted ‘terrorist’ Omar Khadr. In a rare move, the U.S. authorities […]

Top court rejects appeals by Guantanamo prisoners

ShareThis Top court rejects appeals by Guantanamo prisoners 11 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to reconsider challenges by Guantanamo Bay prisoners against their years-long detention at the U.S. military base in Cuba, an issue that prompted a landmark ruling four years ago. The high court sided with the Obama administration and rejected […]

Death penalty ‘trial’ of 5 9/11 suspects to resume at Guantanamo

ShareThis Death penalty ‘trial’ of 5 9/11 suspects to resume at Guantánamo 05 Apr 2012 The Pentagon on Wednesday cleared the way for a death-penalty ‘trial’ against five Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, captives charged with planning the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks [inside job]. Retired Navy Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald, who is in charge of military […]

Is Omar Khadr headed to Canada’s ‘Guantanamo North?’

ShareThis Is Omar Khadr headed to Canada’s ‘Guantanamo North?’ –The $ 3.2-million, six-bunk facility, was built in 2006 to house non-Canadian terrorism suspects held on controversial national security certificates. 29 Feb 2012 Is Canadian Omar Khadr destined to leave the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to serve the remainder of his sentence in […]

Judge bars screeners from revealing Guantanamo mail

ShareThis Judge bars screeners from revealing Guantanamo mail –Judge: ‘At this point, we’re hoping that this ruling will end this controversy.’ [*Not.*] 19 Feb 2012 Mail inspectors at the US-run prison in Guantanamo Bay have been barred from disclosing the contents of attorney-client correspondence in a case that could later apply to other detainees, a […]

Guantanamo mail screeners ordered to keep mum

ShareThis Guantanamo mail screeners ordered to keep mum –Violators could face contempt of court charges, which carry a penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $ 1,000. 14 Feb 2012 Mail inspectors at the Guantanamo prison camp will be held in contempt of court if they disclose the contents […]

Nearly 40 People Arrested Outside of Obama’s White House Protesting Guantanamo, Indefinite Detention

Common Dreams Thirty-seven members of Witness Against Torture, a grassroots organization calling for the closure of the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were arrested in front of the White House around three o’clock this afternoon. Dressed in the iconic Guantanamo orange jumpsuits and black hoods and accompanied by a cage representing indefinite detention, […]

Guantanamo commander: Contractors read inmate lawyers’ mail

ShareThis Guantánamo commander: Contractors read inmate lawyers’ mail –It was unclear Tuesday what contracting firm precisely had the job of sifting through the mail, nor the value of the contract. 17 Jan 2012 In unprecedented war court testimony, the prison camps’ commander on Tuesday defended a three-tier system of classifying lawyers’ mail to alleged terrorists […]