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PBC News & Comment: Hallelujah!! Shaker Aamer Has Been Released from Gitmo!

Shaker Aamer finally released from Guantanamo’s tropical dungeon after 13+ years, will meet son born the day he arrived there…–here’s an excerpt from today’s in-depth interview with VICE news reporter Jason Leopold, who has covered Guantanamo for years, and wrote this story today

–Leopold and I also talk about the new CISA bill that cripples FOIA in the national security arena

–Guantanamo is not the only sub-human lockup: in Texas 20 women are hunger striking at immigration prison

–as Obama’s federal prison releases get underway, we learn that one third will be deported, compounding injustice

–new House bill would prevent prosecutors from accessing emails between defendants and lawyers

NY Times story reviews the indefinite confinement of sex offenders, some long after they finished their sentences

–predictions of mission creep in Syria come true, as Obama announces that US special forces will be deployed to Syria

–Vienna talks on Syria include Russia, US, Iran and Saudi Arabia, it’s getting hot in there

–flood of migrants from warzones continues despite worse weather

–in ugly form of ethnic cleansing, Dominican Republic deports Haitians who have no real ties to Haiti

–China relaxes its extreme “one child” law, leaving millions in limbo