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In Ground-Breaking Ruling, US Judge Gladys Kessler Orders Guantánamo Force-Feeding Videos to be Made Public

4.10.14

Congratulations to Judge Gladys Kessler of the District Court in Washington D.C., who, yesterday, followed up on a powerful order prohibiting the government from holding a secret hearing in the case of Guantánamo hunger striker Abu Wa’el Dhiab, which I wrote about here, with an even more powerful order calling on the government to prepare […]

Judge in Guantánamo Force-Feeding Case Rejects Government’s Call for Secret Hearing

3.10.14

Sometimes, when it comes to Guantánamo, the shamelessness of the US government know no bounds. The most recent example is in the case of Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian prisoner, long cleared for release and confined to a wheelchair as a result of his treatment over the last 12 years. In despair at ever being […]

Photos and Essay: The Inspiring Council House Occupation in Stratford That Is Resonating Across London

1.10.14

See my photos of my visit to the Focus E15 Open House Occupation in Stratford here. On Friday, I paid a visit to the Carpenters Estate in Stratford, in east London, to show solidarity with the Focus E15 Mothers, a group of single mums, from Stratford, who were recently kicked out of a hostel where […]

Charges Against Moazzam Begg Dropped; Why Was He Ever Held in the First Place?

1.10.14

This morning, at the Old Bailey, the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against Moazzam Begg, the former Guantánamo prisoner, who had been arrested in February on the basis of an alleged involvement in terrorism relating to visits he had made to Syria in 2012. As I explained in an article at the time, “The […]

Abu Qatada’s Release in Jordan Discredits Tory Hysteria About the Need to Dismiss Human Rights Law

29.9.14

Last Wednesday, in Amman, Jordan, 12 years of British hysteria about terrorism was thoroughly undermined when the radical cleric Abu Qatada, who was returned to Jordan from the UK in July 2013, was acquitted of terrorism charges and freed. Abu Qatada (real name Omar Mahmoud Othman) was arrested in October 2002 — as were a […]

Life Sentence for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Discredits Guantánamo’s Military Commissions

27.9.14

On Tuesday, in a courtroom in New York City, a long-running chapter in the “war on terror” came to an end, when Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, a Kuwaiti-born cleric who appeared in media broadcasts as a spokesman for Al-Qaeda the day after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, received a life sentence based on […]

On Guantánamo, No News is Bad News

24.9.14

I wrote the following article for the “Close Guantánamo” website, which I established in January 2012 with US attorney Tom Wilner. Please join us — just an email address is required to be counted amongst those opposed to the ongoing existence of Guantánamo, and to receive updates of our activities by email. On Guantánamo, the […]

Photos: The People’s Climate March, London, September 21, 2014

21.9.14

See my photos of the People’s Climate March on Flickr here. On September 21, 2014, all around the world, hundreds of thousands of people in 166 countries took part in over 2,800 events calling for urgent, coordinated action on climate change. The website for the New York City event — attended by an estimated 300,000 […]

Final Appeal for Donations to Support My Work on Guantánamo: $1900 Still Needed

19.9.14

Please support my work! UPDATE September 23: My fundraising week is over, but I’m still hoping to raise $1650 of my $2500 target. If you can help out at all, it will be very much appreciated. Dear friends and supporters, Normal service will resume next week, but in the meantime I’m still focusing on securing […]

Quarterly Fundraiser Day 3: Still Seeking $2200 to Support My Guantánamo Work

17.9.14

Please support my work! UPDATE September 23: My fundraising week is over, but I’m still hoping to raise $1650 of my $2500 target. If you can help out at all, it will be very much appreciated. Dear friends and supporters, Every three months, I ask you, if you can, to donate to support my research, […]

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