A Coronavirus Lament by Guantánamo Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul

By Andy Worthington, published on CloseGuantanamo.org, April 4, 2020 Most of us don’t think too much about Guantanamo any more.  Yes, this article is a little out of date.  The most recent writing by Haroon Gul, who is currently on a hunger strike, is a recitation of despair with suicidal undertones.  I thought you would better understand where he started.[…]

Read more

In Shielding US from Legal Obligations, Kavanaugh Conflates International Law with Foreign Laws

The Supremacy Clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statures, and U.S. treaties as “the supreme law of the land.” The Constitution is the hightest form of law in the American legal system. State judges are requied to uphold it, even if state laws or constitutuions conflict with it. by Marjorie Cohn, published on Consortium News, July 31, 2018 The two primary[…]

Read more

Conference on U.S. Military Bases Discusses Spring Antiwar Actions

By Marilyn Levin, Jan 27, 2018 Attended by 200 people (space limited attendance) and viewed by thousands via live streaming, the historic Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases, Jan. 12-14, 2018, in Baltimore, brought together broad participation from the peace/antiwar U.S. left along with leaders fighting U.S./NATO aggression from around the world. Initiated by the U.S. Peace Council, a significant[…]

Read more

No Foreign Bases: Challenging the Footprint of US Empire

A great writeup for the No Foreign Bases Conference last weekend in Baltimore by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers in the Popular Resistance Newsletter The United States cannot be a moral or ethical country until it faces up to the realities of US empire and the destruction it causes around the world. The US undermines governments (including democracies), kills millions[…]

Read more
NY Daily News, Ammar Al Baluchi, 9/11 Trial at Guantanamo

The Remarkable Al-Baluchi Conferences

Steve Downs is former Executive Director of  the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms On September 13 and 14, 2017, Kathy Manley and I attended a remarkable conference on Washington organized by the Military Legal Defense team for prisoners at Guantanamo, and various civil rights organizations including our organization National Coalition To Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF); George Washington Law School;[…]

Read more