Thursday, December 4, 2008

UPDATED: BBC Newsnight to Highlight Prosecutor who Quit at Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre

The Charleston SC Brig Andy Worthington's site and others in the internet cache

For the shocking story of Ali al Marri held first at the Charleston Brig and then at GTMO as well as others which are an outstanding intro to the reasons for shutting this system and others related down, go

On this week's Newsnight the BBC's security correspondent, Gordon Corera, speaks to a former military lawyer about why he quit as a prosecutor at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. Newsnight's Peter Marshall asks whether Obama's team really does represent change and presenter, Jeremy Paxman, speaks to the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and former Presidential candidate, Howard Dean. Also this week, Culture Correspondent Steve Smith reports on the Naples mafia and the author Roberto Saviano whose book Gomorrah has incurred their wrath.

(Duration: 30 minutes)

Saturday 6th December at 0430

Repeated: Saturday 6th December at 1730 & Sunday 7th December at 0730

Check your radio times with BBC/World Service News/Your local NPR station

1 comment:

Connie L. Nash said...

Find the following on alternet dot org Rights

First on left column see/hear a related report from Amnesty

Rights and Liberties
Immigrant Rights Signed Away?
Jennifer Lee Koh, Esq., New America Media. December 4, 2008.
Government officials have convinced tens of thousands of immigrants to sign away their rights without consulting with an attorney.

From the blogs
Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide
by Amanda Terkel, Think Progress

"More Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium."

When Did Torture Become Part of the American Way?
by ZP Heller, Amnesty International

Honoring the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Bush Signs Executive Order Barring Union Rights
by Caitlin Price, Jurist Legal News and Research

The order denies collective bargaining rights to about 8,600 federal employees who work in agencies responsible for national security.

O'Reilly Whitewashes Torture at Gitmo: 'There's Certainly No Proof That Ever Happened'
by Ryan Powers, Think Progress
Is Bill O'Reilly really this naive?

Ban the Cluster Bomb Ban the Cluster Bomb
Brian Cook, In These Times. December 4, 2008.
More than 100 countries have agreed to stop using them. Guess which one hasn't.

The Dilemma of Foreign Prisoners in Iraq The Dilemma of Foreign Prisoners in Iraq
Ma'ad Fayad, Asharq Al-Awsat.

December 4, 2008.
U.S. troops routinely confiscate the passports of non-Iraqis they arrest, making it impossible to prove they are in the country legally.

Untold Story of Election 2008: The Death of the NRA Untold Story of Election 2008: The Death of the NRA
Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet. December 4, 2008.
Among the big losers in November were the NRA and the myth of the once-feared "NRA Voter." Reform of our gun laws is on the way.

Why Won't the Bush Administration Release the Uighur Prisoners at Gitmo? Daphne Eviatar, Washington Independent. December 3, 2008.

As the Bush term ends, his administration is using every possible excuse to keep its captives from the "war on terror" imprisoned. The End of Guantánamo The End of Guantánamo
Andy Worthington, AlterNet. December 3, 2008.

The repatriation of Salim Hamdan to Yemen should hasten the demise of the U.S. prison camp.

Obama: Close, Don't Repackage, Guantanamo Obama: Close, Don't Repackage, Guantanamo
Michael Ratner, Jules Lobel, The Nation. December 1, 2008.
If Congress chooses to rebrand Guantanamo with a legal gloss, it will legitimize the indefinite imprisonment of people without charge.

Treat Cheney's offices like a crime scene, create a 9/12 Commission, and declassify the Bush papers -- the public deserves to know.

After Seven Years, Guantánamo Prisoners Need to be Tried or Released After Seven Years, Guantánamo Prisoners Need to be Tried or Released
Marjorie Cohn, Jurist Legal News and Research. November 29, 2008.

Judge: "Seven years of waiting for a legal system to give them an answer ... is more than enough."

Why Is Lou Dobbs Minimizing the Impact of Hate Crimes? Hate Watch. November 29, 2008.
Dobbs got nervous after a news conference on link between the rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric and hate crimes against Latinos.

If Obama Doesn't Prosecute Bush's Torture Team, We'll Pay a Big Price Down the Road rNet. November 28, 2008.

Obama isn't likely to pursue torture atrocities during the Bush era, but this is one problem you simply can't wish away.

Mumbai Attacks: 'If You Go After the Wrong People, You Convert Moderates into Extremists'
CNN. November 28, 2008.

Deepak Chopra argues for a cool-headed response, saying that this is "Obama's opportunity to actually harness the help of the Muslims."

Verdict Against Holy Land Charity Could Have a Chilling Effect on the Muslim Community Verdict Against Holy Land Charity Could Have a Chilling Effect on the Muslim Community
Laila Al-Arian, AlterNet. November 26, 2008.

A Texas jury's guilty decision in the nation's largest terrorism financing trial since 9/11 reawakens the injustices of Bush's War on Terror.

European countries are increasingly trading liberty for "some temporary security."
The Selma of Immigrants' Rights The Selma of Immigrants' Rights
Andrew Stelzer, In These Times. November 25, 2008.

Can George W. Bush 'Self-Pardon' Himself? Stephen M Brown, AlterNet. November 24, 2008.

There's no definitive legal consensus on whether a president can pardon himself. But Bush may well give the theorists an answer.
Dear President Bush: Beware the Power of the Pardon Dear President Bush: Beware the Power of the Pardon
Sen. Russ Feingold, Salon. November 23, 2008. If he cares about his legacy, Bush should pause before approaching his pardon power with the same lawlessness as he approached his presidency.