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Mitt Romney and the Shame of Guantanamo

Originally Posted at Boston.com  

Nancy MurrayIt is fitting that Mitt Romney consolidated his lead to be the Republican nominee for president on the day that Guantanamo Bay marked its tenth anniversary: January 11, 2012. Back on April 21, 2006, the Massachusetts governor spent a few hours touring Guantanamo to buttress his presidential ambitions.

"Some people have said we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is we ought to double Guantanamo," he proclaimed as he hit the campaign trail. Brandishing his strong-on-national-security credentials, he declared that Guantanamo was "a symbol of American resolve."

One way of telling the story of Guantanamo is through the numbers. No amount of "tough on terrorism" posturing by Romney and other politicians can disguise the profound injustice that these numbers represent.

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Veolia, a local BDS target, loses Massachusetts commuter rail contract

JVP Boston activists protest outside Harvard Kennedy School where Veolia CEO, Mark Joseph, gave a lecture about “Issues in Transportation”. In Cambridge, MA on November 14, 2012. (Photo: Tess Scheflan/ Activestills.org)

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The high cost of Israel’s water policies

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A Palestinian girl takes a rest on her way to collect drinking water in Gaza, where in 2010more than 90% of the water available was polluted and unfit for human consumption. (Photo: Iyad El Baba/UNICEF-oPt)

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