Ex-Guantanamo prisoner welcomes al-Hajj release + Sami al-Hajj speaks

Dandelion Salad AlJazeeraEnglish Martin Mubanga, who was imprisoned alongside Sami al-Hajj, tells Al Jazeera about their time in captivity. Sami al-Hajj speaks of his Guantanamo ordeal The Al Jazeera cameraman describes how he was treated during the seven years he was detained at the US detention center in Cuba. Sami al-Hajj released from Guantanamo Sami […]

Al-Hajj’s Guantanamo cartoon banned

Dandelion Salad Al Jazeera English TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008 18:22 MECCA TIME, 15:22 GMT The US army has banned the publication of four cartoons drawn by Sami al-Hajj, the Al Jazeera cameraman held in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to his lawyer. The pieces, called Sketches of My Nightmare, include a drawing […]

The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Truthdig February 11, 2013

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Guantánamo Files, Exposes Detention Policy as a Construct of Lies

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 25 April, 2011 Well, the cat is now out of the bag, and Guantánamo will, hopefully, be closer to closure — and the lies that powerful Americans tell about it will, hopefully, be closer to silence — as a result. For the last few weeks, I’ve been working […]

Does Obama Really Know or Care About Who Is at Guantánamo?

[tweetmeme source= “DandelionSalads” only_single=false] by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 12 June, 2010 The recently released Final Report of President Obama’s Guantánamo Review Task Force (PDF) was supposed to provide a cogent and definitive analysis of the status of the remaining 181 prisoners, given that it took eleven months to complete, and involved […]

Why Obama Must Continue Releasing Yemenis From Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 31 December 2009 The weekend before Christmas, 12 prisoners were released from Guantánamo. In two previous articles, I told the stories of six of these men — two Somalis and four Afghans — and in this final article I look at the stories of the six Yemenis […]

Shooting the Messenger

Dandelion Salad Warning This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience. MrLifestyletime This documentary on the deliberate killing and intimidation of journalists in conflict zones, examines how international reporters became targets. AlJazeeraEnglish

3 former Gitmo Prisoners to address US audience

Dandelion Salad IWantDemocracyNow Democracy Now! Three Former Gitmo Prisoners to Address US Audience in Historic EventThis weekend, three former Guantanamo prisoners will talk for the first time to a US audience about their prison experiences. We speak to Almerindo Ojeda, UC Davis professor and principal investigator with the Guantanamo Testimonials Project, a UC Davis-based effort […]

Inside Story: Press freedom day (videos) + Gunmen kill Iraqi journalist

Dandelion Salad AlJazeeraEnglish Inside Story discusses Sami al-Hajj’s case and issues of press freedom worldwide. *** Gunmen kill Iraqi journalist Sun May 4, 10:33 AM ET MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen shot dead an Iraqi reporter on Sunday after hauling her out of a taxi in Mosul, a notoriously violent city in northern Iraq where […]

Al Jazeera Cameraman Sami al-Haj Released from Gitmo

Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! May 2, 2008 After More than Six Years, Al Jazeera Cameraman Sami al-Haj Released from Guantanamo Bay Arrested in Pakistan in December 2001, Sami al-Haj spent nearly six-and-a-half years at Guantanamo without charge or trial. He had been on a more than a year-long hunger strike to protest his imprisonment. We […]

Meet Abu Abed: the US’s new ally against al-Qaida By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Dandelion Salad By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad ICH 11/10/07 “Guardian” With summary beatings and imprisonments, he has the methods of a mafia don. But he and others like him are crucial to American strategy On a recent Friday morning in west Baghdad, 20 of Hajji Abu Abed’s men were shifting their feet nervously in the […]