Guantánamo Public Memory Project

This Week in Guantánamo: 2015 and 1994

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July 28th 2015: Reports have emerged of Haitians previously residing in Dominican Republic moving to settlement camps in Haiti along the border with the Dominican Republic. While the residents of the camps have not been formally deported many are moving to these settlement camps in anticipation of August 1st, the day deportations are scheduled to begin. Around…

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This Week in Guantánamo: 2015 and 1994

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July 16th 2015:  Cuban President Raul Castro addressed the nation’s National Assembly in a speech calling for a new relationship with the United States. President Castro called for an end to the animosity between the two nations, dating back to the end of the Cuban revolution in 1959. This speech is part of the recent on-going effort to normalize US-Cuba relations. While the…

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This Week in Guantánamo: 2015 and 2004

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July 4th 2015: A group of over 90 British politicians, activists, musicians, writers and actors signed an open letter to U.S President Barack Obama urging him to release Shaker Aamer from GTMO. Aamer, a British resident has been detained at GTMO since February 14 2002 shortly after being captured by bounty hunters in Afghanistan who…

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Exciting GPMP News

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In the past few weeks there have been some very exciting developments for GPMP….. First off, three weeks ago GPMP was granted funding from LAMP (Latin American Microform Project) for digitization of The Guantanamo Bay Gazette. Old editions of the Gazette are now being digitized and uploaded to GPMP’s online GTMO archive, hosted by Dloc (The Digital…

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This week in Guantánamo: 2015 and 2006

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June 30th 2015: Security of State John Kerry  announced that attorney Lee S. Wolosky will be taking over the position of Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure, aka “GTMO closer.” This position, which had been previously held by attorney Clifford Sloan and U.S diplomat Dan Fried was created by President Barack Obama as part of his attempt to…

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Spring Break at GTMO

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In March, for the first time, GPMP visited GTMO. Since the project began we’ve spoken to a diverse range of individuals about their memories of Guantánamo. Yet we’ve been unable to speak to them at the site itself – until now. As representatives of GPMP, a dozen graduate students from the University of South Carolina…

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GTMO in NOLA: New Website Showcases Tulane Students’ Research on Gitmo

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Last fall, Tulane University and the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans hosted the traveling exhibition, the Guantánamo Public Memory Project. This exhibition, which featured panels created by students at universities across the United States, asked viewers to engage with the long history of the U.S. naval base in Cuba, from its founding immediately…

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A Reflection on Community Engagement in Providence, RI

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When the teacher asked who had heard of Trujillo, half of the students raised their hands. “When you think of the violence that Haitians refugees fled in the ’90s,” she said, “think of Trujillo.” The students nodded knowingly. In the months leading up to the exhibit opening, we — the student organizers of the Guantánamo…

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This week in Guantánamo: 2015 and 2007

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February 19, 2015: Former GTMO detainee David Hicks wins a legal challenge against a conviction of providing material support for terrorism. His ‘guilty’ finding is dismissed. Hicks describes ongoing medical problems as a result of his time at GTMO. March 30, 2007: David Hicks becomes the first GTMO War on Terror detainee to be convicted.…

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GPMP is going to GTMO!

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Since opening in December 2012, our traveling exhibit has visited some fifteen universities within the U.S., and has also traveled abroad to London, Istanbul and Brighton. It’s been viewed by over 500,000 people to date. But of course, there’s one very important location that our exhibit has never visited – the subject of the exhibit…

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