Close Guantanamo! A Global Day of Action May 23rd; Intervie with Author Andy Worthington

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Intereview: Andy Worthington on Close Guantanamo! A Global Day of Action May 23rd

Close Guantanamo! Global Day of Action, May 23rd

Andy Worthington, Author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of 759 Detainees Held in America's Illegal Prison joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the latest news out of Guantanamo and  The Global Day of Action to Close Guanatanamo  May 23rd exactly one year since President Obama gave his speech promising to move forward releases. Learn about the recent U.S. District Court ruling to stop force feeding Syrian Prisoner Abu Wa'el Dhiab. The same judge issued a stay on the brutal forced extraction of striking prisoners from their cells. For a description of these forced extractions read a letter from Yemeni prisoner Emad Hassan. Also, learn about Uraguay's offer to provide a home for up to six prisoners that can't be sent home. Tune in for all this and more.
Organizations sponsoring the Global Day of Action Friday May 23rd, 2014; Witness Against Torture, ,The Center For Constitutional Rights, The World Can't Wait
Phone the White House at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 and Demand the release of all cleared prisoners! Call Clifford Stone of the State Department at 202-647-4000.  He is Obama's envoy to Guantanamo. Demand immediate action on the release of prisoners.

 

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