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Donald Trump's Dark and Scary Night

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Moyers & Company | News Analysis

Former Guantánamo Prisoners Convicted in Belgium

Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00 By Aisha Maniar, One Small Window | Report

Two former Guantánamo prisoners were convicted in Belgium by the Brussels Criminal Court on Monday, July 18, 2016, one on terrorism-related charges. The two men, Moussa Zemmouri, 38, a Belgian national, and Soufiane Abbar Huwari, 46, an Algerian national, were arrested on July 23, 2015. Huwari was arrested with three other men during an attempted armed burglary in Hoboken, near the city of Antwerp, where Zemmouri lives.

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  • FB description Years after release, former Guantanamo prisoners are tenuously linked to current conflicts to justify illegal and disproportionate responses to them.

The current attempt to remove President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil bears many resemblances to the Clinton impeachment episode. It is led by a group of politicians who seek to overturn the results of national elections and steer the nation in a different, right-wing direction; and the elected president has not committed an impeachable offense. Missing, of course, is the sex scandal -- and the charges are so unsexy that most people don't even know what the president is being impeached for, and it's not that easy to figure it out.

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2016.7.23.lead.mainSolitary confinement dehumanizes everyone involved and is, ultimately, a threat to society at large. (Photo: Steve Rhodes / Flickr)

Supermax prisons are the most widely abused "tool" in corrections departments across the country, says Joseph Dole, who knows firsthand the physical and mental health costs of long-term isolation after spending 10 years at the notorious Tamms supermax in Illinois.

2016.7.22.Lead.mainDonald Trump points to his vice presidential nominee, Mike Pence, on the final night of the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21, 2016. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times)

To fight Donald Trump's dangerous messages, US progressives of all stripes -- the Democrats, Bernie Sanders supporters and all major social justice movements -- must take both right-wing populism and each other seriously and find ways to present a united front against fascism.

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Donald Trump's Dark and Scary Night

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Moyers & Company | News Analysis

Former Guantánamo Prisoners Convicted in Belgium

Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00 By Aisha Maniar, One Small Window | Report

Two former Guantánamo prisoners were convicted in Belgium by the Brussels Criminal Court on Monday, July 18, 2016, one on terrorism-related charges. The two men, Moussa Zemmouri, 38, a Belgian national, and Soufiane Abbar Huwari, 46, an Algerian national, were arrested on July 23, 2015. Huwari was arrested with three other men during an attempted armed burglary in Hoboken, near the city of Antwerp, where Zemmouri lives.

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  • Author 48820
  • Label Report
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description Years after release, former Guantanamo prisoners are tenuously linked to current conflicts to justify illegal and disproportionate responses to them.

The current attempt to remove President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil bears many resemblances to the Clinton impeachment episode. It is led by a group of politicians who seek to overturn the results of national elections and steer the nation in a different, right-wing direction; and the elected president has not committed an impeachable offense. Missing, of course, is the sex scandal -- and the charges are so unsexy that most people don't even know what the president is being impeached for, and it's not that easy to figure it out.

Additional Info

  • Author 45103
  • Label Op-Ed
  • Disclaimer This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
  • FB description Dilma Rousseff's impeachers have criminal violation to even allege.

2016.7.23.lead.mainSolitary confinement dehumanizes everyone involved and is, ultimately, a threat to society at large. (Photo: Steve Rhodes / Flickr)

Supermax prisons are the most widely abused "tool" in corrections departments across the country, says Joseph Dole, who knows firsthand the physical and mental health costs of long-term isolation after spending 10 years at the notorious Tamms supermax in Illinois.

2016.7.22.Lead.mainDonald Trump points to his vice presidential nominee, Mike Pence, on the final night of the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21, 2016. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times)

To fight Donald Trump's dangerous messages, US progressives of all stripes -- the Democrats, Bernie Sanders supporters and all major social justice movements -- must take both right-wing populism and each other seriously and find ways to present a united front against fascism.