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  • Prison design faces judgment

     Prison design faces judgment
    It might be the most carefully hidden building boom in American architectural history. Over the last 40 years, beginning with strict drug-sentencing laws introduced in 1973 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and quickly copied around the country, the...
  • Obama drops in on Sweden for last-minute visit en route to Russia

    Obama drops in on Sweden for last-minute visit en route to Russia
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Like a distant cousin who unexpectedly shows up for dinner after years of ignoring invitations, President Obama arrived in Sweden on Wednesday for a last-minute, but first-ever, presidential visit to this Scandinavian capital....
  • California's prison hunger strike and shadow of Guantanamo

    California's prison hunger strike and shadow of Guantanamo
    About 30,000 California prisoners this week began what could potentially be the biggest prison hunger strike in state history. Out of curiosity, I checked out the petition containing the prisoners’ demands. The first signature belongs to Todd...
  • Bradley Manning was naive, good-intentioned, defense says in closing

    Bradley Manning was naive, good-intentioned, defense says in closing
    FT. MEADE, Md.— Young, naive, gay and good-intentioned, wanting to save lives in a combat zone, feeling responsible for U.S soldiers and Iraqi citizens and hoping they all make it home safely — that is the true Pfc. Bradley Manning, his...
  • Shocking Mos Def video sheds light on force-feeding of Gitmo detainees

    Shocking Mos Def video sheds light on force-feeding of Gitmo detainees
    What is it like to be force-fed by a tube jammed up your nose while shackled to a restraint chair? Mos Def demonstrates the procedure in a stomach-churning new video on the Guardian’s website meant to shed light on what the Guantanamo Bay...
  • The science of hunger strikes

    The science of hunger strikes
    ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Hunger will change you. Just ask Thomas Mahany. The Michigan stonemason and veterans' advocate has starved himself three times in the name of justice, living only on water spiked with lemon juice and salt for weeks at a time....
  • Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) protests Guantanamo force-feedings in video

    Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) protests Guantanamo force-feedings in video
    Right now, more than 100 detainees at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are engaged in a months-long hunger strike. Many are being involuntarily fed through neogastric tubes, a practice that rapper and activist Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def)...
  • Obama says Nelson Mandela showed the power of 'acting on our ideas'

    Obama says Nelson Mandela showed the power of 'acting on our ideas'
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Sunday, saying it demonstrated the success of "acting on our ideas." "You showed us how a prisoner can become president. You showed how adversaries can reconcile,&...
  • In Berlin, Obama calls for reductions in U.S., Russian nuclear arms

    In Berlin, Obama calls for reductions in U.S., Russian nuclear arms
    BERLIN -- President Obama on Wednesday announced plans to go beyond the reductions outlined in the New START treaty with Russia and said he would seek an additional one-third cut in the number of strategic nuclear warheads in the U.S. stockpile, if the...
  • Talks with Taliban ahead, now that U.S. envoys can find them

    Talks with Taliban ahead, now that U.S. envoys can find them
    In one of the more bizarre diplomatic events of late, turbaned envoys of the Taliban cut a pink satin ribbon across the entrance of a two-story villa in Doha, Qatar, a fixed address where U.S. negotiators can find the fugitive extremists when they want to...
  • The Week Ahead: 'Troubles' site hosts G-8, Obama's 'Yes we scan'

    The Week Ahead: 'Troubles' site hosts G-8, Obama's 'Yes we scan'
    Northern Ireland venue for G-8 summit showcases recovery from 'the Troubles' Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18 -- Security is always a challenge at the annual Group of 8 summit, and this year host nation Britain has made the task particularly daunting with its...