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Andy Worthington is the author of "The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison" (published by Pluto Press), as well as and "The Battle of the Beanfield" (2005) and "Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion" (2004). He is also the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo." Visit his website at: www.andyworthington.co.uk.

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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2012
Torture, Torture Everywhere Americans who remain silent in the face of torture & assassinations done by their government in their name are fully responsible for these war crimes.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 29, 2012
Accountability for Bush's Torture Obama came into office promising to ban the use of torture. His administration released 4 "torture memos" from 2003-2005. Thatwas the end of the Obama administration's flirtation with accountability. In court, every avenue that lawyers have tried to open up has been aggressively shut down by the government, citing spurious concerns for "national security".
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 1, 2012
Polish Senator's Startling New Allegations about the CIA Torture Prison in Poland In the long quest for accountability for those who ordered, authorized, or were complicit in the Bush administration's torture program, every avenue has been shut down within the US by the Obama administration, the Justice Department, and the courts. The only hope lies elsewhere in the world, specifically Poland, one of three European countries that hosted secret CIA prisons where "high-value detainees" were tortured.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 7, 2012
Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial While Rodriguez -- like John Yoo, Jay S. Bybee and senior Bush administration officials, up to and including the president -- have never been criminally prosecuted, it is uncertain whether, overall, the apologists for torture are winning. Despite their protestations over the years, they have no proof that torture worked.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 23, 2012
Please Call for the Closure of Guantanamo By Signing the White House Petition Three years after President Obama promised to close, Guantanamo, the prison is still open. Jin the "Close Guantanamo" campaign and sign the White House petition calling on the President to fulfill his promise.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Guantanamo Prisoners Stage Peaceful Protest and Hunger Strike on 10th Anniversary of the Opening of the Prison Prisoners were concerned to let the outside world know that they still reject the injustice of their imprisonment, and feel that it is particularly important to let everyone know this, when the US government, under President Obama, is trying to persuade the world that "everything is OK" at Guantánamo, and that the prison is a humane, state of the art facility.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 1, 2011
Mocking the Law, Judges Rule Evidence Not Necessary to Hold Insignificant Guantánamo Prisoners the Rest of Their Lives Yemeni Gitmo inmate Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, held since the prison opened, with no political clout & therefore ignored by Obama, sees District Court Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr.'s decision reversed by the D.C. Circuit Court.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 10, 2011
A Cry From Guantánamo: Adnan Latif -- "Who Is Going to Rescue Me From the Injustice and the Torture I Am Enduring? The case of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif shows the Obama administration at its most callous, and I explained his story at the time he won his habeas petition, and on Christmas Day, when I reflected on his plight for the benefit of any readers concerned with Christian charity on the day dedicated to the birth of Jesus.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 21, 2011
Former CIA "Ghost Prisoner" Abu Zubaydah Recognized as "Victim" in Polish Probe of Secret Prison Important news from Poland, as the Polish Prosecutor grants "victim" status to "high-value detainee" Abu Zubaydah, tortured in a secret CIA prison in Poland.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 20, 2011
Countering Pentagon Propaganda About Prisoners Released From Guantánamo The United States cannot, in all honesty, claim that, in some instances, what happened to the men after their release from Guantánamo was not determined by what happened to them while they were held -- and brutalized -- in US custody.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Countering Pentagon Propaganda About Prisoners Released from Guantánamo Debunking the Pentagon's myths about the "recidivism" of former Guantanamo prisoners.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Andy Worthington Visits the US to Campaign for the Closure of Guantánamo on the 9th Anniverary of the Prison's Opening Guantanamo expert Andy Worthington is visiting the US from Jan. 6-12 to take part in a series of events in New York and Washington D.C. aimed at securing the closure of Guantanamo on the 9th anniversary of the prison's opening.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 16, 2010
Ten Thoughts About Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Ardent right-wingers (and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein) have looked idiotic in their hysterical condemnations of the leaks. Sen. Joe Lieberman suggested that the New York Times and other news organisations, as well as WikiLeaks, should be investigated under the Espionage Act.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 22, 2010
Judge Denies Guantánamo Prisoner's Habeas Petition, Ignores Torture in Secret CIA Prisons In examining his habeas corpus petition, Judge Walton appeared to remain blissfully unaware that, despite being, at most, a lowly foot soldier, al-Bihani was held in a variety of secret CIA prisons in Afghanistan before his transfer to Guantánamo, where he was subjected to torture.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Fayiz Al-Kandari, a Kuwaiti Aid Worker in Guantanamo, Loses His Habeas Petition For Fayiz al-Kandari, one of the last two Kuwaitis in Guantánamo, American justice has always been an oxymoron. Although he has maintained - for nearly nine years - that he is an innocent man, and although the U.S. government has no evidence against him.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 16, 2010
UK Sought Rendition of British Nationals to Guantánamo; Tony Blair Directly Involved The time for silence, and the time for secrecy are over. To clear the air, and to draw a line under this most lamentable period in our recent history, we need an inquiry presided over by someone who is able to "balance the need for national security against the need for transparency."
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 1, 2010
Activists' Letter to the Justice Department on Guantánamo, Torture and Accountability A coalition of groups and individuals met with Portia Roberson, the head of the Office of Public Liaison at the Department of Justice. Our goal was to express our frustration with detention policies under the Obama administration and articulate steps we'd like to see the Justice Department take.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 14, 2010
UN Human Rights Council Discusses Secret Detention Report The UN Human Rights Council is quietly investigating the United States for the first time, in connection with the illegal practice of holding prisoners without trial or charge in secret detention camps.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 14, 2010
UN Human Rights Council Discusses Secret Detention Report The UN Human Rights Council is quietly investigating the United States for the first time, in connection with the illegal practice of holding prisoners without trial or charge in secret detention camps.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 14, 2010
What Torture Is and Why It's Illegal and Not "Poor Judgment" It's now over three weeks since veteran Justice Department (DOJ) lawyer David Margolis dashed the hopes of those seeking accountability for the Bush administration's torturers, but this is a story of such profound importance that it must not be allowed to slip away.

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