A Navy Medical Officer’s Profound Act of Resistance to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Prisoners

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:47 am

A Navy medical officer recently refused to force-feed a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. It is the first reported act of resistance to the regime of force-feeding since prisoners went on hunger strike eighteen months ago.

 

Guards at Dade CI Scald a Mentally Ill Inmate to Death, Routinely Brutalize Others in Mental Unit

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 5:20 pm

In a Sunday article titled, Behind bars, a brutal and unexplained death, the Miami Herald published the unconscionable details of 50-year-old inmate Darren Rainey’s last hour of life at the hands of staff at the Dade Correctional Institution, near Miami. Mr. Rainey was serving two years for cocaine possession, and since he was mentally ill, he was housed on a mental unit where he died a horribly.

US Military Censors Images of Soldiers Recorded by Miami Herald

By: Monday April 28, 2014 3:08 pm

A video posted to YouTube by the Miami Herald shows how the United States military is now imposing a greater regime of censorship on the press, who are credentialed to cover the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Since 2002, reporters from the media organization had been reporting on the facility. Rarely has it been easy to do reporting, but, when four senior journalists for the Herald traveled to Guantanamo in March to shoot video “with a staff videographer for the first time,” the Herald “encountered censorship of the sort” that they had “never experienced.”

Miami Herald’s Well-Founded Editorial on Obama’s Abuse of Executive Power

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 6:00 pm

In response to President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism speech given at the National Defense University last Thursday, the Miami Herald editorial board has published an editorial with well-founded points that should lead anyone to be restrained in their praise of his speech.

The editorial declares that the “best thing about President Obama’s speech on counterterrorism last week was that it revived a long overdue debate over reining in the powers of the presidency in wartime.” That may be one of the only aspects of the speech worth praising.

Who Are the Guantanamo Prisoners Not Being Prosecuted But Who the Obama Administration Refuses to Release?

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 5:10 pm

According to the lawsuit filed on March 15, Rosenberg “stressed that these records were ‘time sensitive’ and were sought in order to produce a report on a ‘breaking story [that] has generated wide public interest.’ Moreover, Plaintiff stressed the importance of reporting on this matter quickly so that the public can engage with their newly-elected government on the underlying policy issues involved.” She requested expedited processing.

The Pentagon had twenty days to respond to her request under freedom of information law. Yet, between December 31 and February 5, the Pentagon failed to respond to her request and claimed no exemptions under FOIA to withhold the requested records.

Medical Marijuana Has 70 Percent Support in Florida

By: Tuesday February 26, 2013 12:20 pm

The people of Florida overwhelmingly back allowing medical marijuana in the state. A new poll conducted for People United for Medical Marijuana and obtained by the Miami Herald found 70 percent of Florida voters would back an amendment to legalize medical marijuana and only 24 percent would oppose it.

Obama Holds Narrow Lead in Florida

By: Monday September 24, 2012 10:50 am

Florida is the largest swing state and currently President Obama holds an extremely narrow lead over Mitt Romney according to two new polls released over the weekend. The PPP poll found Obama has a four point lead.

Carol Rosenberg, Adjectives, and the Media at Gitmo

By: Saturday July 31, 2010 9:00 am

Nouns give an essay substance, and verbs give it motion. Adjectives transform it from black and white into color.

Consider Carol Rosenberg’s comments on the rules at the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Like Ansel Adams, she works with black and white, giving us a picture of the administration of justice, such as it is, at Gitmo. Even if she doesn’t use adjectives, they come through on their own. Words like “silly” and “vengeful” and “clueless.”

Holder and Gates give the US a black eye with the way Gitmo represents our system of justice to the world. Rosenberg, on the other hand, does the constitution proud.

DOD Kicks Out Guantanamo Reporters for Using Publicly Available Information

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 3:05 pm

The government is banning journalists for using a name they’ve used in reports in the past, a name that is publicly known. Is this an attempt to prevent the public from making the connection between two Afghans who died in 2002 and Khadr’s treatment? And/or just an attempt to intimidate the press so the people who know the most about the Gitmo show trials (and particularly Khadr) don’t bring that knowledge to bear on their reporting?

Editorial on Climate Change Runs in 56 Papers Worldwide, but Only 2 in US – and with Key Edits

By: Wednesday December 9, 2009 1:45 pm

General interest readers in America, apparently, can’t be expected to face the fact that our Congress is not only ruining our own country, it is ruining the globe.

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