Guantánamo: Six Years Of Injustice Need To End January 11, 2008Posted by Muhajirah in Activism, Campaigns, Islam, Politics.
by Andy Worthington
Six years ago today, one of the most depressing icons of the twenty-first century opened for business. On January 11, 2002, the first of nearly 800 prisoners arrived at a hastily erected prison in the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Leased from Cuba since 1903, under an extraordinary agreement that cannot be broken unless both countries agree to it, Guantánamo was specifically chosen because it was presumed to be beyond the reach of the US courts.
It was here that the US administration unveiled its novel approach to justice in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Declaring that the prisoners – henceforth to be referred to only as “detainees” – were amongst the “worst of the worst,” President Bush insisted that he had the right to hold them not as prisoners of war protected by the Geneva Conventions, but as “unlawful enemy combatants,” who could be imprisoned indefinitely without charge or trial. Continue Reading
The thing is, I never learn… January 7, 2008Posted by Muhajirah in General, Random Musings, Uni.
Firstly, can I just say that Wikipedia rocks! Like i’m wondering if they had students in mind when they made it…
I’m also wondering if sticking a massive long bibliography – half of the books of which I didn’t even read or use, but have included them to make it look like I have- at the end of the my essay to add to my very lacking word count is a good idea.
I’m also trying to think of other ways to increase my word count. So far I have:
– Ignored the fact that I have 3,000 word essay in for tomorrow, hoping that it’ll get written itself.
When I realised that wasn’t going to work I resorted to
– Making stuff up
– Blagging, until I can blag no more
– Un-abbreviated all abbreviated words.
Any other suggestions? Cos i’m really struggling (can you tell?)