List/Grid Author Archives: Katharina

Why We Rely On You For A Peaceful 2020

Dear Friends! I am writing to you today about the long shadow of September 11, 2001 and the fact that our voice is still needed. More than 18 years have… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Colleen Kelly

Torture was never okay The first time I saw Khalid Sheik Mohammed I was at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Mohammed — the alleged mastermind of 9/11 — was behind triple-paned… Read more »

Toward A Peace Process For Afghanistan

New York, December 5, 2019 Let us have a beginning to a real peace process in Afghanistan.  For this to be possible, it is necessary that negotiations be resolutely widened… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Nancy Meyer

The Torture Report by Nancy Meyer The Report is a captivating movie. Nothing in it – from the government-sponsored cruelty experienced by captives depicted in the torture scenes to the… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Valerie Lucznikowska

October 2019 Who are we? As Americans. As individuals. This thought gripped me when I first heard of the kidnapping and torture of people captured as suspected terrorists. The subsequent… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Terry Kay Rockefeller

Reflections by Terry Kay Rockefeller On September 10th, 2001, I was a proud citizen of a country based on the rule of law and adherence to fundamental human rights –… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Phyllis Rodriguez

October 18, 2019 Revisiting the Loss of My Son and its Aftermath The Report evoked painful memories and deep emotion in me. It is a reminder of the loss of… Read more »

Adele Welty’s Review of “The Report”

November 2019 Just when I think I’ve seen or heard it all in my eighty-plus years, along comes an explosive expose’ to wake me up – again.  Although not unique to… Read more »

Report From the Pretrials At Guantanamo Bay Prison Nov 2- 8,2019

by Emily Grandcolas SUMMARY 11/4/19 – 11/5/19 Closed Session 11/6/19 -11/8/19 Open Session   Court started on Wednesday for the Victim Family Members and NGOs. Monday and Tuesday were held… Read more »

Speaking Out Against Hateful Political Speech

NOVEMBER 2019 Guantanamo Committee: PT member, Nancy Meyer, traveled to Guantanamo and observed the pretrials there from October 28 – November 1. As she followed the verbal exchanges between the… Read more »

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