If a week is a long time in politics, how long is 11 years of a man's life if those 11 years are spent behind the wire fences and security towers of Guantánamo Bay? Eleven years, it should be added, without a trial, without seeing your family, and without any knowledge of when - or even if - you are ever going to leave that place.
The outrage at such severe abuses mirrors responses to human trafficking and 'modern day slavery', as all agree that exploitation should not have a place in our supply chains. But whether low pay or excessive hours, bonded labour or human trafficking, the common thread is profits trumping rights and talk in place of action.
If it's possible to capitalise on the idea that your city is special because it perennially has one of the highest homicide rates in the Western world (2012's stats: around 400); or because people flock from around the globe to experience its unique brand of 'ruin porn'; or because it's a badge of honour to survive such a notoriously dystopian landscape - then Detroit is setting a new standard for self-promotion.
The snow melts to reveal lush green mountains to be hiked and explored, and the visitors to town transform from slope seekers to culture hunters, ready for the seasonal festivals and shows. And so we present four very good reasons why Aspen shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to selecting your summer holiday destination.
I had done four comedy gigs out there, and I was nervous about how the American audience would take me. Again, a fabulous surprise! No chauvinism or sexism. No drunken heckles or slurring jibes. Just laughter and smiles and the joy of being told that I sound so elegant even when I say the words "Massive D**K and "Garlic flavoured sperm"
Two young entrepreneurs who are proving that we all still love a slice of the USA are Sophie and Ella Berman, founders of London Love LA. The sisters run an online vintage clothing boutique, where they source vintage and thrift pieces from LA locations (they travel there all year round), selling them from their London base.
The longer the West remains inactive, the more Islamic extremists will join the war. Inaction by the Obama administration over the last two years had encouraged the regime to kill more than 60,000 Syrians and force the displacement of 2 million Syrians. By turning a blind eye, President Obama has in effect given the green light to Al-Qaeda and other Jihadists to enter Syria.