Ashley Feinberg · 06/27/16 02:56PM

Are you one of the roughly 6,000 people currently living or working in the United States’ most notorious extrajudicial prison complex and naval base? Do you fucking love Ludacris? Then it’s your lucky day, friend. Because on July 4th, Ludacris will be playing Gitmo, live and in person for one night only.

The Classified Home Movies of Guantanamo Bay

Sam Biddle · 05/05/16 09:50AM

At the Defense Media Activity, a little-known and oddly named office in Ft. Meade, Maryland, that provides “news and information to U.S. forces worldwide,” there are thousands of classified“educational” films about the American military—including a huge trove of secret home movies from Gitmo.

CIA Converted Gitmo Prisoners Into al Qaeda-Infiltrating Double Agents

Taylor Berman · 11/26/13 09:53AM

According to a report in the Associated Press, the CIA converted prisoners at Guantanamo Bay into double agents trained to help the U.S. assassinate terrorists in the prisoner's home country. In exchange, the double agents received millions of dollars paid from the agency's secret accounts. The program, which took place in a previously undisclosed, relatively luxurious compound separate from Gitmo's prison, began in early 2003 and ended in 2006, and drew personal interest from President George W. Bush.

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/13/13 10:30AM

Officials are saying that the Gitmo hunger strike may be coming to an end: 99 of the 103 striking detainees have eaten a hot meal in the last 24 hours and only 45 remain on the force-feeding list. But Wells Dixon, an attorney for Djamel Ameziane, said he would remain “very skeptical” until he hears directly from his client that the strike is over.

A Glimpse Inside the Wire

Adrian Chen · 07/02/13 10:25AM

It's 2013 and Guantanamo Bay is still open, insanely. Newly released Army documents obtained by Gawker shed light on life inside America's most infamous prison, where classified documents are burned in coffee cans, American guards are converted to Islam by the suspected terrorists they watch over, and wily detainees wage their own counterintelligence campaigns.

Here Is a List of Everyone Currently Rotting in Guantanamo Bay

Cord Jefferson · 06/17/13 05:14PM

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg, the U.S. Department of Justice today released—with certain classified omissions—a list of its Guantanamo Bay detainees and their formerly shrouded detention statuses. The Herald reports that included on the list are 48 so-called "indefinite detainees," Guantanamo captives who remain imprisoned but ineligible for trial or transfer "pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (2001)."

Tom Scocca · 04/19/13 04:31PM

While waiting for bomber facts, Sen. Lindsey Graham has one hand in his pants, dreaming of domestic drones and Gitmo.

The Gut-Wrenching Times Op-Ed a Gitmo Prisoner Dictated Over the Phone

Max Read · 04/15/13 07:17AM

There's a first-time op-ed writer on today's New York Times Opinion Pages. His name is Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, and this is his first published op-ed because he's a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, and can only "write" by dictating to his lawyers, through a translator, over the phone. "I've been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months," he writes. "I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial. I could have been home years ago—no one seriously thinks I am a threat—but still I am here." Moqbel, like many of his fellow detainees—between 40 and 60, depending on who's counting—is undertaking a hunger strike to protest his detention; in the editorial, he describes his twice-daily force-feedings: "I am still being force-fed. Two times a day they tie me to a chair in my cell. My arms, legs and head are strapped down. I never know when they will come. Sometimes they come during the night, as late as 11 p.m., when I'm sleeping." This weekend, after the Red Cross had left and during a media blackout, prisoners and military guards clashed as the authorities attempted to end the protest by moving prisoners from the communal blocks into individual cells—a step back toward the Bush administration's maximum security-style detention policies. The protests were sparked by what prisoners described as mistreatment of their Qurans during searches, but Moqbel writes that its aims are broad: "I just hope that because of the pain we are suffering, the eyes of the world will once again look to Guantánamo before it is too late." [NYT | Miami Herald]