Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Time in Washington....

The Slippery Slope We Warned You About....

There are a lot of reasons why I and other attorneys decided to represent the men at Guantanamo. Foremost, to me anyway, was the fact that as an attorney I swore to uphold the constitution. The detention of the men at Guantanamo was an affront to our constitution. Another reason was that if we do not stop these illegal detentions of non-citizens eventually it will be applied to citizens.

For over three months a U.S. Citizen has been "detained" in Iraq without legal counsel and without charge. A judge held yesterday that this had to stop...finding the Trump administration's position both disingenuous and  troubling.

Read the rest here.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dedicated Gitmo Attorneys...

There have been hundreds of us over the years. Here is a profile on one of the newer additions...

h/o to Don.

Secretary of defense visits Gitmo

You wouldn't think this would be news but it is the first visit by a secretary of defense since January 2002- when Rumsfeld went to the base after the first "war on terror" detainees began arriving. sigh.

Read more here.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The men Obama left behind.

One of the more disgusting aspects of the trump administration (in regards to Gitmo) are the men who were set to be released but bureaucratic reasons kept them from being released under Obama leaving them at the mercy of the trump administration...

More here.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human Rights Interlude continues

Human Rights Musical Interlude

Happy Human Rights Day...

We don't celebrate this particular holiday here in the U S of A but for those of you who live in countries where human rights are recognized we salute you. For the rest of us this musical interlude is  dedicated to you: