Despite international condemnation, and the promises of US Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden to shut down the facility, the detention camp continues to operate.
Debi Cornwall offers a vivid and unsettling glimpse of the infamous US detention center in her book Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantanamo Bay.
Lawyers representing Guantánamo detainees say the detention center’s art program is beneficial to everyone and should be reinstated.
Critics say the change in policy further dehumanizes prisoners, who have been at the center of international controversy since the Guantánamo facility was opened.
LONDON — Outside The Mosaic Rooms, a small gallery and cultural center in Kensington, a red and white-striped air sock hangs improbably from the otherwise uniform stone façade.
The city of Buckeye, Arizona, recently got a glittering new supermax prison.
A spray of leaves from a metal vase is set against a rich blue wall. In the reflection of the vase, we see hints of windows overlooking greenery and the sea: it is a still life that also contains a sunny, beachside landscape. How do we reckon with the knowledge that this was made by a man imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for 11 years?
On January 11, marking the 12th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, activists from the group Witness Against Torture commandeered the lobby of the National Museum of American History.
“There are currently 120 detainees on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay” fades onto the white backdrop in the opening of Yasiin Bey/Mos Def’s widely-circulated video published today on the Guardian. The video, directed by Asif Kapadia, shows Yasiin Bey (described as “better known as Mos Def”) as he voluntarily undergoes the process by which hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoners are force fed with legally-sanctioned brutality.