1/10/20 Andy Worthington on Closing Guantanamo Bay

1/10/20 Andy Worthington on Closing Guantanamo Bay

Scott talks to Andy Worthington about Guantanamo Bay, where dozens of
prisoners are still detained without charges under suspicion of
involvement in terrorism. Worthington reminds us that President Obama
campaigned on closing the prison, but quickly gave up after resistance
from republicans. Trump, meanwhile, has kept his campaign promise not
to release any more prisoners. Worthington fears that the plight of
these men being detained with no hope of justice is simply not a cause
most Americans care about. He continues to do what he can to keep the
issue in the public consciousness.

Discussed on the show:

The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal PrisonOutside the Law: Stories From Guantanamo“The Guantánamo “Suicides”” (Harper’s Magazine)“The Report (2019)” (IMDb)

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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Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. Visit https://scotthorton.org

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