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Friday, July 18, 2014
The Pentagon has secretly notified Congress that the military intends to transfer six low-level Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as early as next month. It would be the first transfer of Guantánamo detainees since the prisoner swap released U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Friday, June 06, 2014
What are people saying about the Bowe Bergdahl deal in Afghanistan? Are regular Afghans afraid of these prisoners returning to their country, or are they responding with more of a shrug? Afghanistan's biggest media mogul weighs in.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Earlier this week the military announced the transfer of the three remaining Uighurs from the Guantanamo Bay detention center. The transfer of these prisoners could mark a significant step forward in the closing of the prison. Joining The Takeaway to explain the significance of transferring these men from the prison is Greg Craig, former White House Counsel who was closely involved in the efforts to resolve the Uighurs’ fate.
Monday, December 16, 2013
As Americans prepare to head home for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks will be keeping a close eye on the wheels of justice, which are slowly turning down in Guantanamo Bay this holiday season. A second set of pre-trial hearings for five Guantanamo detainees charged in the 9/11 attacks will be held this week. Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald, joins The Takeaway to give a sense of what we can expect to see.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
According to a report released Monday, medical professionals helped design, enable and participate in the torture and mistreatment of terrorism suspects. The report has been rejected by the CIA and the Pentagon. A member of that task force, Dr. Stephen Xenakis explains the findings. Xenakis is a retired brigadier general and Army medical corps officer.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
When hearings began for Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr in 2006, no cameras were allowed inside the courtroom. Instead the Associated Press sent sketch artist Janet Hamlin to illustrate court proceedings. In the seven years since, Hamlin's sketches have provided the only form of visual documentation of the hearings. Janet Hamlin, the Gitmo traibunals sketch artist, joins The Takeaway to discuss her work and her path to being assigned at the Tribunal.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Lawrence Douglas tells us about his recent trip to Guantanamo to report on the preliminary hearings of Abd al-Nashiri, the senior Al Qaeda lieutenant who allegedly masterminded the attack on the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen in 2000. After the extensive efforts on the part of the Obama administration to establish the legal legitimacy of these commissions, Douglas questions the possibility that al-Nashiri will receive a fair trial. His article “A Kangaroo in Obama’s Court” appears in the October issue of Harper’s.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
In the first transfer of prisoners in nearly a year, the Pentagon has announced that two Algerians being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will be transferred out. According to their files, were recommended to be sent home in 2007. Joining The Takeaway is Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald. She explains why the Pentagon has decided to move the two men.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Less than a month ago President Obama reiterated his desire to close the Guantanmo Bay detention facility in a televised speech, specifically addressing the hunger strike that is now in its 5th month. "Look at the current situation, where we are force-feeding detainees who are being held on a hunger strike," he said, speaking from the National Defense University. "Is this who we are?" Carol Rosenberg, reporter for The Miami Herald, says there seems to be no end in sight.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Today, as President Obama refocuses the nation's counter-terrorism policies, he will also address the on-going efforts to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Previously, as a Human Rights Watch advocate and attorney for the Department of Justice, Jennifer Daskal argued for the facility to be closed immediately. Now, though, she says that the issue is so complicated that simply closing the facility might not be enough.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The president is expected to give an address about national security at 2 p.m. There's speculation that he will speak about Guantanamo Bay and the controversy over the use of drone strikes overseas that have killed four Americans.
Friday, May 03, 2013
In this special episode, The Takeaway examines the concepts of law and justice, from the abstract principles of Plato's Athens to the concrete challenges of achieving justice in multicultural, modern America.
Law professor Jeffrey Rosen explores the constitutional questions in the jurisdictional no man's land of Guantanamo Bay; Robin Steinberg, executive director of the Bronx Defenders, describes the obstacles to justice in the public defense system; Janice Kelsey, a participant in the 1963 Children's Crusade to protest segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, remembers finding justice through the Civil Rights Movement; Professors David Miller and Martha Nussbaum explore the ancient underpinnings of our modern justice system, and the challenges of finding justice in a multicultural society; and, finally, a story of what happens when justice fails with Kirk Bloodsworth, a former death row inmate who was exonerated on DNA evidence.