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Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press) and serves as policy advisor to the Future of Freedom Foundation. Visit his website at: www.andyworthington.co.uk.

Latest from Andy Worthington

Plumbing New Depths on Guantánamo

With just two weeks to go before the ninth anniversary of the opening of the “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo, almost everyone in a position of authority in the United States has failed to resolve, in a satisfactory ...

Guantánamo Prisoners Sacrificed in Political Horse-Trading

How messed up is American politics? Well, here are a few clues. Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion continuing resolution, which funds the government through to September 30 next year. As The ...

Guantánamo: A Dismal Week for America

Just when it seemed that President Obama’s paralysis regarding Guantánamo couldn’t get any worse — with any further trials or prisoner releases apparently on permanent hold because any other course of action would be politically inconvenient — the ...

Wikileaks: Suppressing the Investigation of Torture

In the relatively small number of U.S. diplomatic cables released to date by WikiLeaks, from its cache of 251,287 documents, the most disturbing revelations concerning the “war on terror” deal with the pressure that the Bush administration exerted on ...

The Irrelevance of Wikileaks’ Guantánamo Revelations

Following Wikileaks’ release of 251,287 U.S. diplomatic cables, which has, if nothing else, revealed that secrecy and the Internet appear to be mutually incompatible, a handful of media outlets have picked up on references to Guantánamo — ...

The Rule of Law and the Ghailani Case

To listen to certain Republican critics of last week’s verdict in the federal court trial of the Tanzanian Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a former Guantánamo prisoner and a former CIA “ghost prisoner,” you would think that the jury had found ...

On Guantánamo, Obama Hits Rock Bottom

On national security issues, there are now two Americas. In the first, which existed from January to May 2009, the rule of law flickered briefly back to life after eight years of the Bush administration. In this first America, President ...

Terrorism, Habeas Corpus, and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

In the struggle in the U.S. courts to establish who can be detained at Guantánamo, and on what basis, following the Supreme Court’s ruling, in June 2008, that the Guantánamo prisoners have constitutionally guaranteed habeas corpus rights, ...

No Justice for Omar Khadr at Guantánamo

Exactly two years ago, when I began writing a weekly column for The Future of Freedom Foundation on Guantánamo, torture, and other crimes and abuses committed as part of the Bush administration’s “war on terror,” I focused on
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