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Guantanamo

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Basics

The Guantánamo Bay US Naval Station occupies land leased from Cuba soon after that country's independence in 1903. Since the US invasion & occupation of Afghanistan in 2002, it has served as detention facility for several hundred prisoners of various nationalities captured during the Afghan War. These were held without charges or any judicial process until the US Supreme Court found in 6/04 that detainees might to challenge detention in court.

On the Web: Articles

Guantánamo "Has Failed to Prevent Terror Attacks." Martin Bright, Observer (10/3/04).

Letter "Shows Guantánamo Torture". BBC (10/1/04).

How We Survived Jail Hell. David Rose, Observer (3/14/04).

US: The Black Hole of Guantánamo. Augusta Conchiglia, Le Monde Diplomatique Online (1/04).

Prisoners of War in Iraq & at Guantánamo. Jamie Fellner, International Herald Tribune (3/31/03).

Guantánamo Bay: A Human Rights Scandal. Amnesty International (n.d. 2003?).

Life in a Guantánamo Cell. BBC (2/7/02).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Guantanamo. News updates.

Guantánamo Human Rights Commission.

In the Library: Articles

Bowers, Faye & Peter Grier. "Guantanamo probe stirs wider security concerns," Christian Science Monitor (10/23/03): 2.

Conover, Ted. "In the land of Guantánamo," NY Times Magazine (6/29/03).

Dörmann, Knut. "The legal situation of unlawful/unprivileged combatants," International Review of the Red Cross 84,849 (3/03).

Dworkin, Ronald. "Terror & the attack on civil liberties," NY Review (11/6/03).

Horrock, Nicholas & Anqar Iqbal. "Waiting for Gitmo," Mother Jones (1-2/04).

Lelyveld, Joseph. "In Guantánamo," NY Review (11/7/02).

Paye, Jean-Claude. "Guantánamo & the new legal order," Monthly Review 57,1 (5/05):45-55.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Begg, Moazzam & Victoria Brittain. Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo & Back (NY: Free Press, 2006).

Mason, Theodore K. Across the Cactus Curtain: The Story of Guantánamo Bay (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1984).

Miranda Bravo, Olga. Vecinos indeseables: la base yanqui en Guantánamo (La Habana: Ciencias Sociales, 1998).

Ratner, Michael & Ellen Ray. Guantánamo: What the World Should Know (White River Junction VT: Chelsea Green, 2004).

Ricardo Luis, Roger. Guantánamo: Bay of Discord (trans. Mary Todd; Melbourne: Ocean, 1994).

Rose, David. Guantánamo: The War on Human Rights (NY: New Press, 2004).

Saar, Erik & Viveca Novak. Inside the Wire: A Military Intelligence Officer's Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantánamo (NY: Penguin, 2005).

Toste Ballart, Guillermo. Guantánamo: USA al desnudo (La Habana: Editora Política, 1990).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Camp X-Ray" [2004], dir. Manish Patel, 90m. Follows fortunes of five British citizens detained in Afghanistan & confined at Guantánamo Bay.



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