voices from guantánamo
uploaded oct 2009
Moazzam Begg (Part 1 of 4)
held for 3 years w/o charge/trial/explanation.. and then i was released w/o charge/trial/explanation
adding this on Moazzam aug 2016
Ruhal and Shafiq (Part 2 of 4)
they want answers that you can’t give them… because you have no involvement in anything.. that kind of mental torture is 100 times worse than physical torture…
Bisher al-Rawi (part 3 of 4)
either release people or give them justice..
if the use believes someone is criminal .. that is fine.. take them to court
Omar Deghayes (Part 4 of 4)
detained 6 yrs
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Russell Brand interviews Moazamm:
CIA Torture – Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Lifts Lid
manipulation of language
we entered iraq as false testimony from torture
he people who do “terror” best are the people who decide what “terror” is
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cure violence.. so where is the disease coming from… no?
The @WashingtonPost has helpfully put all of Michael Hayden’s lies to Congress about torture into one graphic: http://t.co/zuH0jmyh9m
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/trevortimm/status/542499911531372544
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MotherJones/status/542382114139013120
2/But the worst for me is to see the details of how doctors, psychologists, and others sworn to aid human beings made the torture possible.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Atul_Gawande/status/542647216075452416
short documentary by Brian Knappenberger
‘The Case Against Torture’
Guantánamo Diary: A tale of American torture
.. he remains incarcerated more than 12 years after arriving at Guantánamo.
Siems believes Americans can no longer claim ignorance of the abuses at Guantánamo. “We’ve known, even today, that half of the men in Guantánamo have been cleared for release for years, for many years.”
“These are grievous mistakes and serious crimes” that, he says, the U.S. is declining to deal with. “We keep putting it off and putting it off. What we’re doing every day is we’re perpetuating those mistakes and those errors. That’s the really shocking thing.”
Slahi has never been charged with a crime. Nor have any of his torturers.
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via democracy now
Inside the U.S. Torture Chambers: Prisoner’s Guantánamo Diary Details 12 Years of Abuse, Terror
a horrible legal limbo
via democracy now – guantánamo of the pacific:
honan square – guantánamo of chicago..?
g of riker’s island
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/pomeranian99/status/569536712512311297
Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman)
3/13/15 7:08 AM
Pro-Guantanamo senators get to tour the detention center. UN torture investigators who want to interview detainees, not so much.
Molly Crabapple – one of 4 artists
“It would be beautiful if, in the world, art was just art.” @amandapalmer #howlive
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/debbiemillman/status/596731968357797888
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Omar – interview – shortly after release
The Guantánamo in New York you’re not allowed to know about interc.pt/1VUxJWy
If there’s one thing the last 14 years have shown us, it’s that abuse does not lead to good information gathering.”
@theccrThis is not a plan to close #Gitmo in any meaningful sense. It’s a plan to relocate indefinite detention w/o trial ccrjustice.org/ccr-position-o…@ggreenwald
the presumption of innocence is what has to be maintained.. where was it ever determined we were enemies of anything..
we’re at the point.. that people from both sides have brought so much hatred into the rhetoric.. (woman having to disrobe at gunpoint on beach)
these soldiers for whatever reason.. didn’t seem same as everyone else..
meeting – with my guard.. initiated by .. ordinary people..
guy talking after him.. was engineer.. that built guantánamo.. he says..
goal of terrorism is to change behavior… i didn’t follow geneva conventions in 4 ways 1\ didn’t have musical instruments 2\ did have housing for all guards 3\ didn’t have heat 4\ didn’t pay guards in swiss franks
we failed at #5 – having enough evidence to hold people.. best proof.. sent wrong people to g – 780 taken … 687 released back w/o any action..
why should we close.. 1\cost.. 2\ hurts in prosecution against terrorism.. feeds into narrative.. military commissions create a facade of justice.. makes mockery of claim that we are a nation of laws 3\ status inconsistent with our values as americans.. ie: oath officers take.. say will support constitution.. don’t say will obey president/officers.. to have a place on earth where constitution doesn’t apply.. when we fail to live by that remarkable document.. diminishes us as a people..
? remarkable document..?
4\ torture.. feeding terrorist narrative .. ie: wearing orange jumpsuits.. torture techniques don’t make us safer…
52% of american people think it’s ok to have a place like g.. g was a mistake.. history will reflect that.. from fear/anger/political expedience..
this isn’t a fight against islam.. but against terrorism.. terrorists want us to live in fear.. as long as g continues.. they are winning
saydnaya prison – syria