Street Law Launches "The Response" Educational Package

Legal education leader Street Law has created a package that includes a DVD of the film and classroom materials for teaching about national security law.

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AL-AQAR:

I only want to know one thing.
Have you found anyone innocent yet?
In all of these tribunals, have you
found any of us not to be an enemy
combatant? If not, there’s no need
to continue. This is all for show.

Statistics: Guantanamo by the Numbers

Close to 800 of these suspected enemy combatants were blind-folded, bound and taken by plane to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba . Guantanamo Bay lies on the southeastern edge of Cuba . The United States won control of this 45 square mile harbor area over 100 years ago as part of the victory in the Spanish-American War. Under the terms of the lease signed with the newly installed Cuban government at the time, the U.S. could maintain control over the naval base in perpetuity for $2000.00 per year in gold coins. A 1934 treaty between the U.S. and Cuba reaffirmed the lease, modified the annual lease payment from coins to $4085.00, and reaffirmed the permanency of the lease unless both governments agreed to break it or the U.S. abandoned the base property. (fyi - since taking control of Cuba , Fidel Castro has only cashed one U.S. check).

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ABOUT GUANTANAMO STATISTICS

Specific References on Guantanamo Statistics

How Guantanamo's Prisoners Were Sold

Guantanamo Statistics: Further Reading

REPORT ON GUANTANAMO DETAINEES: A Profile of 517 Detainees through Analysis of Department of Defense Data by Mark Denbeaux and Joshua Denbeaux provides a breakdown of the allegations against the detainees at Guantanamo, as well as analysis of other characteristics of the Guantanamo detainee population.

 

For Law Schools, Colleges, and High Schools:

Educational Support Materials for the "The Response" and a DVD of the film are available from the Street Law organization: online or by calling 301-589-1130 ext. 220.