Andy Worthington the author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison hosted by Linda Olson-Osterlund gives an update on Guantanamo. Who's still there and what is happening to them now. They also talk about the important role of the prisoners, lawyers, civil liberty activists and independant media in bringing this story to light.
For more from Andy Worthington go to andyworthington.co.uk
Eric Lichtblau is the Justice Department beat writer for the New York Times newspaper. He and his partner in writing, Jim Risen were the recipients of the 2006 Pullitzer Prize fpr national reporting for their story that revealed the secret, warrantless wiretapping program of the National Security Agency. He talks about the Bush Administrations secret actions to rewrite or circumvent Civil Liberty protections most Americans consider the bedrock of our freedom.
His compelling and important book is Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice
A report from Haiti where more than a thousand people have died from causes related to damage from recent hurricanes, a report from activist Malik Rahim of Common Ground in New Orleans, and an interview about women in prison.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris start outwitha discussion on the current situation beween the US, Georgia and Russia. Then they change gears to examine the new Sweetheart of the Republican Party, Sarah Palin.
The Moles discuss immigration issues and saving the city and the planet one neighborhood at a time
Luz María Gordillo will be your host, interviewing Chicana Rusty Barceló of the University of Minnesota. Denise Morris will be talking with Amelia Cates from the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee about strategies for defeating the anti immigration measure on the ballot this November. And Bill Resnick talks with two local gardening experts about sustainable gardening that can make every neighborhood a park.
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Jane Mayer about her new book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. The book reveals how a small group of extremists inside the White House the Pentagon and the CIA took over America's policy on prisoners and their treatment following 911.It documents how rendition and torture became standard procedure throughout CIA "black sites", at Guantanamo and US military prisons abroad.
Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.
Part I: Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference. She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)