Tag Archives: Guantanamo Bay

Libertarian Party Reiterates Demand for Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp to ‘Close Immediately’

Whitney Bilyeu, chair of the Libertarian Party’s National Committee, issued the following statement which reiterates the LP’s long-held position that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility should be immediately closed:

Last month the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding the status of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, reviewing its nearly two decade history and the current plans for the site.

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Another Green World: Greens go Orange!

From Another Green World via On The Wilder Side:

The London Guantánamo Campaign will hold a silent vigil to mark the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo Bay on Tuesday, 11 January 2011, from 1-2pm, at the top of Trafalgar Square (opposite the National Gallery). All London MPs and MEPs have been invited.… Read more ...

A Libertarian’s Declaration of Independence from the Republican Party

The Myth of the Two-Party System by Casey Given at Students for Liberty, UC Berkeley, quoted at Poli-Tea:

Perhaps I’m just blind, but I fail to distinguish any semblance of dissimilarity between Republicans and Democrats in modern politics. On the federal level, both parties have supported foreign interventionism in Iraq and Afghanistan, massive bailouts via the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), violations of our civil liberties via the PATRIOT Act, and secretive prisons overseas such as Guantanamo Bay.

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Bob Barr hails Obama orders on Guantanamo, torture, tribunals

Press Release from the Libertarian Party posted to IPR by Paulie.

Barr hails Obama orders on Guantanamo, torture, tribunals

Says steps start process to restore rule of law in America

Former Republican Congressman and Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Bob Barr, today issued a statement praising executive orders signed yesterday by President Obama ordering the closure of the military detention center at Guantanamo, restoring the practice of treating detainees according to legal norms, firmly stopping the practice of waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques,” and doing away with the military tribunals that denied fundamental due process to detainees since their creation shortly after 911.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party of Kansas: Send us Guantamo detainees

Contact: Jim Davidson
Posted to IPR by Paulie
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Boston Tea Party of Kansas Says Send G’tmo Detainees

Lawrence, KS – 23 January 2009 – Today Boston Tea Party of Kansas chair Jim Davidson called on President Barack Obama’s commission to promptly resolve the fate of all Guantanamo detainees.… Read more ...

Bob Barr supports closure of Guantanamo prison

Press release from the Libertarian Party:

Barr Supports Closure of Guantanamo Prison
Endorses Obama Proposal

Former Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 nominee for president, issued a statement Wednesday morning applauding President-elect Obama’s reported plan to close the controversial military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where many suspected terrorists have been held, often without hearings, since shortly after 9/11.… Read more ...

Splice Today interviews former Libertarian candidate Mike Gravel

Splice Today, an online magazine with about the same readership as Independent Political Report, recently interviewed former Democratic Senator, Democratic presidential candidate, and Libertarian presidential candidate Mike Gravel about his failed bid for the presidency and other pressing matters (such as Sarah Palin porn and the video “Rock“). Gravel talked about his national initiative proposal, a potential Obama presidency, and his opinion of fellow Alaskan Sarah Palin.… Read more ...