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Remembering Haitian Internment in Trump’s America

Miriam Pensack NACLA
For Haitian refugees, Trump is not a new abomination, or even a reincarnation of former Haitian exclusion, but rather a continuation of persecution against Haitians fleeing instability that U.S. empire has itself contributed to...

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Finally Free: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ Author Released After 14 Years Without Charge

Hina Shamshi Speak Freely, ACLU
Mohamedou’s release comes after long legal battles and an outpouring of support worldwide, and he expressed his gratitude: “I feel grateful and indebted to the people who have stood by me. I have come to learn that goodness is transnational, transcultural, and trans-ethnic. I'm thrilled to reunite with my family.”

Abu Zubaydah: Torture’s ‘Poster Child’

Marjorie Cohn Consortiumnews.com
The ugly legacy of George W. Bush’s torture program continues to haunt U.S. foreign policy as the “poster child” for waterboarding, Abu Zubaydah, makes an appeal for his release from Guantanamo, writes Marjorie Cohn.

Poitras Exhibit at Whitney Turns U.S. Government Threat to Liberty into Political Art

Lucy Komisar The Komisar Scoop
Art as politics in the powerful new exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York by Laura Poitras. Museum director Adam Weinberg sets the show "in the tradition of socially and politically engaged artists - progressive artists such as Ben Shahn and Alice Neal." He said, "The aim of the projections is to provoke moral and ethical responses." Indeed, they do. Or they should.

Happy Birthday, Guantánamo

Belen Fernandez Telesur
Gitmo is an offshore penal colony that’s close enough to administer with ease, but far enough away to exist on the margins of legality.
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