Scott interviews Andy Worthington about Guantanamo Bay, America’s secret black site prison, where 40 men are still being held, some of them without ever having been charged with a crime. President Obama famously campaigned on closing Guantanamo, but ultimately was unable (or unwilling) to do so. President Trump, too, allowed the atrocious human rights abuses to continue throughout his administration. Worthington is optimistic about the possibility of change, but if the American people continue to turn a blind eye to this issue, things may simply carry on indefinitely.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Obama GITMO myth” (Salon)
- “The Guantanamo Files” (WikiLeaks)
- “State Department Cables” (WikiLeaks)
- “Baghdad War Diary” (WikiLeaks)
- “Kabul War Diary” (WikiLeaks)
- Boumediene v. Bush
Andy Worthington is the author of Guantanamo Files and the director of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.” Read his work at the Future of Freedom Foundation and AndyWorthington.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @GuantanamoAndy.
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