Professor Alexandra Moore
In the United States, the government holds a storytelling monopoly; the stories it tells of Guantánamo dictate its reality, regardless of whether or not those stories are true. I will examine the government’s public statements about Guantánamo, then contrast these with covert communications and actions taken. Additionally, I will analyze iconic American images painted by detainees in classes at Guantánamo to garner the detainee perspective on the prison and the U.S. Acceptance of a single story is the antithesis of democracy; only when we strive to uncover the whole truth can we claim we have freedom of speech.
Sheers, A. E. (2020). Telltale Marks: Looking Beyond Censorship of Guantánamo. Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 6(1). Retrieved from https://orb.binghamton.edu/alpenglowjournal/vol6/iss1/6