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September 26, 2006

TNS Story Graveyard: Behind the Anger at Gitmo

Here lies one of the crucial news topics that may never be probed by a hard-hitting, progressive independent news outlet if TNS is unable to reach its pledge goal...

The Associated Press reports that the US military is ramping up security at a new jailhouse for Guantánamo detainees (9-23). Why?

"[T]o protect guards after a spate of attacks and evidence that detainees have organized themselves into groups to mount uprisings, officials said."

The article then quotes a Navy officer’s description of three recent detainee suicides as "not an act of desperation but an act of asymmetric warfare against us."

The AP evidently considers documented suicides, hunger strikes, and other crises mere background details to highlight the official explanation of detainee resistance.

TNS has been reporting on Guantánamo since our founding, but unlike our corporate competition, we do not take government claims at face value. Our reporting has always drawn from the accounts of prisoners and their legal advocates, putting the focus on the people most affected, and most often silenced, by indefinite detention at Guantánamo.

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Stay tuned for more stories that will continue to be buried if TNS dies...



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