guantanamo bay

  • Omar Khadr: War Criminal, Child Soldier... or Neither?

    Toronto-born Omar Khadr was captured by Americans in Afghanistan in 2002 and was accused of throwing a grenade that killed an American soldier. After eight years in Gitmo, he confessed. Now he's sitting in a federal prison in Edmonton.

  • A Former IRA Hunger Striker Talks About the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

    Gerard Hodgins knows firsthand about self-starvation as political protest. As a former member of the Provisional IRA, Hodgins was on the same hunger strike in Maze Prison that killed Bobby Sands in 1981. He went for 20 days without food in the Northern...

  • Molly Crabapple Draws Guantanamo's Camp X-Ray

    Camp X-Ray is the first place that the US held detainees in Guantanamo. Captives lived there for four months in 2002 while the military built permanent prison camps. Prisoners lived in open mesh cages under the brutal Cuban sun. Their cells had no...

  • Hearing from Three Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Who've Been on Hunger Strike for 100 Days

    Yesterday was the 100th day of the inmates' protest against their treatment and, out of the 166 still being held at Guantanmo, 102 are on hunger strike, with 30 being force-fed. Authorities shackle hunger-strikers to chairs and insert tubes into their...

  • Strange Things Are Happening at Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s Trial

    If the trial had happened in federal court in New York City, like the Obama administration originally wanted, it’s unlikely that the surreal shenanigans of justice that went down this week at the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s pre-trial hearings in...

  • Saddam H. Christ

    Dr. Najeeb Al-Nuaimi was a lead lawyer on Saddam Hussein's final legal defense team. Al-Nuaimi first came to prominence defending Guantánamo Bay inmates, and recently this renowned human rights activist of the Arab world sat down to talk to us.

  • Bleeding Ears

    Listening to one song over and over for a prolonged period of time—especially music that's intentionally harmful and not from someone's culture—is a form of inflicting pain.