Category Archives: Indefinite Detention

Our civil liberties are not being slowly taken away any more. They are done-taken.

Detainee Legal Mail to Be Reviewed

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204632204577126791984789450.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Yet another slam against the most basic of rights, attorney-client privilege. What the government does to detainees, it will do to citizens as well. Recall the passage of NDAA recently, which allows detention of American citizens without trial. -ed. … Continue reading

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Detention and Torture

http://jvbline.org/jvb/2011/11/28/detention-and-torture/ My friend Jennifer VanBergen, J.D., a noted political analyst, and her colleague Douglas Valentine wrote this article for Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law in 2006. In December 2010 VanBergen posted an excerpt at her website www.jvbline.org. Parts … Continue reading

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Three myths about the detention bill

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/16/three_myths_about_the_detention_bill/singleton/ This article among the many seems to stand out for its simple analysis. http://www.salon.com/2011/12/16/three_myths_about_the_detention_bill/singleton/ The comments run into the hundreds. Many are from people with some deep knowledge and insights. When this news came out last night, websites containing … Continue reading

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Outrage as President signs law to detain home-grown terror suspects indefinitely

Drops his threat of a veto against the defence bill even though he didn’t like certain controversial provisions Now American citizens can be arrested within the U.S. and sent to Guantanamo if they’re linked to Al Queda or Talibanhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2074576/Obama-send-U-S-citizens-Guantanamo-Outrage-President-signs-law-detain-terror-suspects-indefinitely.html 

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Deranged US Senate Votes For Military Detention Of All Terror Suspects And Permanent Guantánamo – OpEd

Written by: Andy Worthington December 2, 2011Yesterday the shameful dinosaurs of the Senate — hopelessly out of touch with reality, for the most part, and haunted by specters of their own making — approved, by 93 votes to 7, the … Continue reading

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