Drone Wars: War on Terror Fatigue and a New Hope

Drone Wars: War on Terror Fatigue and a New Hope

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Americas, Counterterrorism, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation United States Senator Rand Paul took a stand against the imperial presidency earlier this week by demanding US Attorney General Eric Holder clarify the Obama administration’s position on the use of drones for the targeted killings of United States citizens on United States soil. After a lengthy thirteen-hour filibuster stalling […]

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Counterterrorism, Europe, Terrorism | No Comments

By Roy Gutman Published in: McClatchy Newspapers STARE KIEJKUTY, Poland — On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw, there stands a secluded villa that the CIA once used to interrogate – and allegedly torture – top al Qaida suspects. On the grounds […]

A Decade in Detention for Former Child Soldier

A Decade in Detention for Former Child Soldier

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Americas, Counterterrorism, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jennifer Turner ACLU Today marks a decade in U.S. custody for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who is Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner. Even though he has been eligible for transfer back to Canada for almost nine months pursuant to his October 2010 plea deal, he is still detained at Guantánamo. Khadr is the only one […]

Ban on Arming Domestic Drones: Let’s Draw a Line in the Sand

Ban on Arming Domestic Drones: Let’s Draw a Line in the Sand

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Americas, Counterterrorism, CPR Rights | No Comments

By Chris Calabrese ACLU Last week Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and the House of Representatives drew an important line in the sand. Holt offered an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill to bar any DHS funding for “the purchase, operation, or maintenance of armed unmanned aerial vehicles.” (The amendment was adopted and […]

The Shame of Guantánamo: A Close-Up View of Injustice

The Shame of Guantánamo: A Close-Up View of Injustice

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Americas, Counterterrorism | No Comments

By Anthony Romero ACLU, May 7, 2012 As I watched the arraignment Saturday of five accused conspirators in the 9/11 attacks, I was reminded of Yogi Berra. Sadly, it was a case of déjà vu all over again. I have been going since 2004 to Guantánamo Bay Naval Base to observe the legal proceedings for […]

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U. S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, At a Security Council Open Debate on Threats to International Security: Securing Borders Against Illicit Flows, April 25, 2012

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U. S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, At a Security Council Open Debate on Threats to International Security: Securing Borders Against Illicit Flows, April 25, 2012

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Americas, Business, Counterterrorism, Development | No Comments

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U. S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, At a Security Council Open Debate on Threats to International Security: Securing Borders Against Illicit Flows, April 25, 2012 Susan E. Rice U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations  U.S. Mission to the United Nations  New York, NY April 25, 2012 ——————- […]

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