Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Archive: February 2012

Reflection: “Gitmo at Ten”

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Gitmo at Ten: By Scott Horton On January 11, 2002, the first prisoners from the Bush Administration’s “War on Terror” were landed at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, a forty-five-square-mile enclave at the eastern end of Cuba that America secured in a 1903 treaty and has held ever since. Today marks the tenth anniversary of…

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This Week in Guantánamo: 1903 and 2012

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2012: This week, a federal appeals court ruled against a lawsuit filed by the families of 2 Guantánamo detainees who allegedly committed suicide while at the naval base. The appeals court ruling is based on the 2006 congressional Military Commissions Act, which prevents U.S. courts from ruling on Guantánamo detainee treatment. In June 2006 Guantánamo…

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This Week in Guantánamo: 1917 and 2012

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2012 This week marks the beginning of detainee Shaker Aamer’s second decade at Guantánamo Bay. In 2002 Aamer was arrested in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He is a Saudia Arabian British resident, and was allegedly in Afghanistan working for a Saudi charity. No charges have been filed against him. Activists and international NGOs continue to call for…

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Reflection: Give Guantánamo Back to Cuba

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In the 10 years since the Guantánamo detention camp opened, the anguished debate over whether to shutter the facility — or make it permanent — has obscured a deeper failure that dates back more than a century and implicates all Americans: namely, our continued occupation of Guantánamo itself. It is past time to return this…

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This Week in Guantánamo: 2001 and 2012

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2012 This week, Guantánamo attorneys were prevented from subpoenaing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh regarding alleged Al Qaida bomber Abd al Rahim al Nashiri. Nashiri in implicated in the USS Cole bombing off Aden, Yemen in October 2000. Saleh is currently in the U.S. receiving medical treatment, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given…

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About the National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit

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A growing group of universities is collaborating to foster a national dialogue on the history of Guantánamo and its lessons for the present and future. The Gitmo Memory blog is the hub for the Guantanamo Public Memory National Dialogue. Through the National Dialogue, Students at partner institutions will share their experiences and reflections in real…

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About GPMP

A look at the past, present, and future of the Guantánamo Public Memory Project.

Guantanamology

Excavating GTMO’s hidden histories in the Guantánamo Public Memory Project Archive

National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit

Students and communities explore GTMO's history and debate its implications in a traveling exhibit.

Reflection + Action

What does GTMO's history suggest about what to do now? Add your take.

This Week in Guantánamo: Present and Past

Today's breaking news in historical perspective.

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