The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisoners outside the reach of the courts.
Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice. Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today. Bill Resnick talks with radical economist Robin Hahnel about participatory democracy in Venezuela. And the Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review The Road to Guantanamo.
You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or the individual pieces by following the links below:
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review Road to Guantanamo, the British docudrama that follows the story of three British citizens swept up by the military while traveling in Afghanistan and sent to Guantamo prison where they were held without charges for three years before being released.
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KBOO Archive recordings: 40 years of radio-activism
In celebration of KBOO's 40th anniversary, we bring you recordings from the KBOO archives - dating back to 1968. Each weeknight at 6:00 - 7:00 pm from June 16th - 20th, we'll play some of these historic, rarely heard recordings.