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The Medical Ethics of Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

This week a large team of “medical reinforcements” including Navy nurses, corpsmen, and specialists, were deployed to Guantanamo Bay as a response to the ongoing inmate hunger strike. With about 100 inmates refusing food in protest, the use of force-feeding tubes is now widespread, due to a military directive that aims to keep patients alive, regardless of if they want to be fed or not, or live or not. Carlos Warner is a federal public defender who represents 11 Guantanamo detainees.

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WNYC News

Obama Reiterates Promise to Close Guantanamo Bay

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

President Barack Obama is planning another push to try and close the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He tried and failed during his first year in office. Will this time be any different?

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The Takeaway

Chemical Weapons in Syria, How Diversity Contributes to Prosperity, Harnessing Facebook to Predict Obesity Rates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

With 70,000 Syrians Dead, Why are Chemical Weapons the Game Changer? | Chemical Weapons in Syria: Israel Responds | The Medical Ethics of Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers | A Royal Example | The Newest Fight Over Wounded Knee, South Dakota | Hope that the Tragedy in Bangladesh Will Inspire Change

The Takeaway

Neighbor Day, Hunger Strike at GITMO, Flooding in the Midwest

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hunger Strike Grows at Guantanamo | Midwestern Farmer on this Year's Record Floods | Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders? | Knowing Your Neighbors: Boston Bombers Lived 200 Yards Away | George W. Bush Library Dedicated in Dallas

The Brian Lehrer Show

What the Guantanamo Hunger Strike is About

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Many of the 166 Guantanamo Bay detainees are now on a hunger strike and have been since early February. Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University, discusses the strike and talks about a new report that found that the U.S. did engage in torture after 9/11. 

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The Takeaway

New Report Confirms Torture at Guantanamo Bay

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A new report by the non-partisan Constitution Project concludes that, without a doubt, the United States engaged in “the practice of torture” in the years after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Currently at Gitmo, 43 of the prisoners are on hunger strikes, in protest of what they see as the unethical treatment of prisoners and their indefinite detention without trial.

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The Takeaway

As Brits Mourn Thatcher, Americans Reflect on Boston Bombings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Stephen Sackur has spent most of his professional career reporting on the biggest news events, based both in the United States working as a Washington correspondent for the BBC and abroad, reporting for many years in the Middle East. He joins us to reflect both on the bombings in Boston and the funeral scheduled today for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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The Takeaway

Boston Bombings, Hunger Strikes at Gitmo, George W. Bush Library

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing: Many Unanswered Questions | Hunger Strikes: The Latest from Gitmo and the History | New Report Confirms Torture at Guantanamo Bay | Could Texas Go Blue? | A Sneak Peak of the George W. Bush Library | As Brits Mourn Thatcher, Americans Reflect on Boston Bombings

The Leonard Lopate Show

Guantanamo Bay Terror Courts

Monday, March 04, 2013

Jess Bravin, the Wall Street Journal’s Supreme Court correspondent, and Lt. Col. Stuart Couch, a government prosecutor, talk about the terror courts at Guantanamo Bay, set up after the September 11 attacks in 2001, to hold captured suspected al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world. In his book The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, Bravin describes the U.S. effort to create a parallel justice system for enemy aliens, and argues that a maze of legal, political, and moral issues has stood in the way of justice—issues often raised by military prosecutors who found themselves torn between duty to the chain of command and their commitment to fundamental American values.

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The Takeaway

Families of September 11 Victims Follow Hearings from Guantanamo

Monday, February 04, 2013

For some people watching the pre-trial hearings in the case of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, there was a simple question: Is that man responsible for the death of my loved one?

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The Takeaway

Guantanamo Judge Orders End to Government Censors in His Courtroom

Monday, February 04, 2013

How far can a U.S. government censor go to keep information classified? That's the question surrounding the much-anticipated hearings of Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay. Carol Rosenberg, correspondent for the Miami Herald, has been covering the hearings from Guantanamo Bay.

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WNYC News

9/11 Judge: No Third Party Can Cut Courtroom Feed

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A new ruling in the contentious case being heard in Guantanamo Bay means nobody outside the room can impede the trial's live broadcast.

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The Takeaway

Why Guantánamo Shouldn't Be Closed — Yet

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

As a Human Rights Watch Advocate and attorney for the Department of Justice, Jennifer Daskal pushed for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be closed. However, she now thinks that closing the facility immediately may not be the best option. Daskal, now a fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, explains how her perspective has evolved.

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WNYC News

Judge Angered at Unprompted Interruption at 9/11 Hearing

Monday, January 28, 2013

The episode lasted just about ten minutes. But it wasn’t the only dramatic moment of the first day of a four-day hearing on pre-trial motions.

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The Takeaway

Families of 9/11 Victims Face Their Grief in Guantanamo Trials

Monday, January 28, 2013

For many Americans, the grief of a lost family member will never be reconciled, and the wait for justice has been unbearably long. As the hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resume today, WNYC's Brigid Bergin is reporting from Guantanamo.

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WNYC News

View from Guantanamo: Families of 9/11 Victims Frustrated By Pace of Trials

Monday, January 28, 2013

For families of 9/11 victims, this trial is a reminder of how long their wait for justice has taken, and how much further it still has to go.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | January 28, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre-Trial Hearings Begin at Guantanamo Bay | Families of 9/11 Victims Face Their Grief in Guantanamo Trials | Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws | Former NFL Quarterback Steve Bono on his Financial Life After Football

WNYC News

Reporter's Notebook: Inside Guantanamo Bay

Monday, January 28, 2013

As the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, accused mastermind of the 9/11 attacks moves forward, the Department of Defense has brought reporters to Guantanamo Bay to cover the legal proceedings.

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Opinion: From Gun Control to Guantanamo, the Issues 2012 Ignored

Monday, November 05, 2012

Here is a partial list of the issues on which, in my view, the candidates have failed to offer constructive proposals: 

1. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. It is offensive that both parties (and the media) now routinely refer to these programs as “entitlements,” and that they employ the euphemism ...

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WNYC News

9/11 Families Watch Televised Gitmo Hearings

Monday, October 15, 2012

Families of 9/11 victims and a firefighter began watching the closed-circuit pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo of the five men charged in the terror attacks at at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, on Monday

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