Torture hoodz used in U.S. prisonz

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Asphyxia: (1) stopping of the pulse (2) lack of oxygen, (3) excess carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and death, (4) caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply. Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! The above definitions describe a condition that too often occurs […]

Why Mumia Must Live, and US imperialism Must Die: The Link Between Politikal Prisonerz and the War on Terror

by Danny Haiphong The so-called War on Terror and the national security state did not emerge full-blown from the rubble of 9/11. Both are products of previous waves of police repression, mainly targeting Black radicals. “The FBI’s counter insurgency war on the Black Panther Party chapters and leaders like Mumia established for local police departments […]

Prisoner Human Rightz Movement fightz on many frontz to reclaim our livez and freedom

by Mutope Duguma Although our initial focus was and is ending long term solitary confinement for thousands of prisoners who been subjected to unspeakable torture by the state of California’s prison officials – a protracted struggle inside our Prisoner Human Rights Movement – the state is resisting the fact that torture must end, which is […]

Three-fifthz of an Attorney General Declarez POWs “Non-Personz”

by JOHN LAFORGE   Hand it to President Obama for appointing Eric Holder the first African American Attorney General in US history. Then try to fathom that after generations of civil and human rights work by African Americans — whom the US Constitution once called “3/5 of a person” — it is Holder who declared […]

“I Had Trouble Sleeping,” Lawyer Sayz After Viewing Guantánamo Force-Feeding Videoz

  On the weekend of June 14/15, as I explained in an article last week, lawyers for Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian prisoner at Guantánamo who is on a hunger strike and being force-fed, began watching videos of their client’s force-feeding and “forcible cell extractions” — when prisoners are violently removed from their cells by […]

UN Blast of U.S. Human Rightz Record Goes Mostly Unnoticed

  The report applauds President Obama’s commitment to closing detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay, but criticizes the administration’s failure to set a timeline for closure. (Wikimedia Commons)         U.S. media outlets have largely ignored a UN report noting America’s human rights violations. BY Ana Martinaz As José Luis Díaz, a representative of […]

Guantánamo hunger strikerz accuse US of manipulating force-feeding data

Spencer Ackerman • Detainees’ letters claim US keeps numbers artificially low • US admits it has recorded video of Guantánamo force-feedings A military doctor holds a feeding tube used to feed detainees on hunger strike at the detainee hospital at Guantanamo. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Recent letters written by Guantánamo Bay detainees on hunger strike […]

Guantánamo prisoner Ahmed Rabbani joinz legal challenge to force-feeding abuse

  A father of three from Pakistan will today join historic litigation demanding that a US court of law intervene to halt prisoner abuse at Guantánamo Bay. Ahmed Rabbani, who has been held without charge or trial since 2005, is being abusively force-fed and harshly disciplined as part of the military’s efforts to break his year-long hunger strike. He […]

Legitimate Penological Interestz? Challenges to the Use of the Water Cure in Guantanamo Bay

JURIST Guest Columnist Jon B. Eisenberg of Horvitz & Levy, LLP discusses the controversial methods used against Guantanamo detainees… US military personnel at Guantanamo Bay are grievously abusing hunger-striking detainees, using force-feeding techniques akin to a medieval form of torture called “pumping” and colloquially known as the “water cure.” Pumping featured prominently in the […]

From Waterboarding to “Water Curing”: Guantanamo Detainee First to Legally Challenge Force-Feeding

  By Candice Bernd For the first time ever, a US court will consider a detainee’s allegations of torture and abuse at the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. A Yemeni prisoner, Emad Abdullah Hassan, who has been cleared for release since 2009, initiated the first legal challenge this week to the military’s force-feeding […]