Week of 9.4.09
After GuantanamoIs Obama tossing out the Constitution with his new anti-terror plan?
It appears that your computer does not have the Flash Player required to view NOW videos. Visit Adobe to download and install the latest version of the Flash Player.Closing Guantanamo Bay's prison will do little to close the debate on what we should do with alleged terrorists.
This week NOW, as part of a collaboration with the nonprofit investigative unit ProPublica, explores the controversial tactic of "preventative detention," a government plan that may detain suspects indefinitely without trial or even formal charges. Implementing such a plan may have far-reaching consequences on not just our fight against terrorism, but the integrity of the U.S. Constitution and the cause of human rights.
Even with President Obama in office and Guantanamo's days numbered, we're still asking: What price will we pay for peace on the ground and peace of mind?
ACLU: Close Gitmo
Liberty: Control Orders: Unsafe and Unfair
Center for Constitutional Rights: Illegal Detentions and Guantanamo
In the News
The Associated Press: Mich. residents voice opposition to Gitmo inmates
Fox News: Swayed by Health Care Forums, Michigan Man to Hold 'Town Hall' on Gitmo Plan
National Public Radio: A Visit To Guantanamo As It Faces Uncertain Future
The NewsHour: President Orders Guantanamo Prison Closed
The New York Times: Op-Ed: The Terrorists' Court by Jack Goldsmith and Neil Katyal
ProPublica: An Examination of 33 Gitmo Detainee Lawsuits
The Washington Post: Administration Makes Progress on Resettling Detainees
The Washington Post: President Obama's May 2009 speech on "Protecting Our Security and Our Values"
Commenter: Eleanor Boyd
Commenter: Tom Bartenstein
Commenter: Stephanie R Cooper
Commenter: Xiomara Delgado
Commenter: Lawrence H. Robertson
Duty vs. Conscience at Guantanamo
Are You on Financial Track?
Rehab the Terrorists...With Love
Guantanamo Bay's Peculiar History
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