Reed Graduate, Andrew Pappone and his attorney Tom Nelson discuss his detention by the Israeli Defense Force when he left Palestine following completion of n internship with the Palestine Fair Trade Association. After he returned to the US he and his family faced harrassment by the FBI prompting him to hire civil rights attorney Tom Nelson.
Toronto Star, award winning journalist, Michelle Shepherd discusses her book Guantanamo's Child; The Untold Story of Omar Khadr. Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was a wounded fifteen year old when taken into custody by the US military in Afghanistan. He has spent the past six years in the Guantanamo Prison Camp and is on the governments short list to face a Military Tribunal. Ms Shepherd has covered his story since 2002 and interviewed others in his life extensively.
The first US War Crimes Tribunal since WWII concluded this past week with the sentencing of Salim Hamdan. Author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, Andy Worthington talks about some of the lessons to take away from it.
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of TheGuantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII. More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/
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.
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
Stephen Soldz is a psychoanalyst, psychologist and faculty member at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychlogy and organization leading the struggle to change the American Psychological Association policy on participation in abusive interrorgations. He discusses with host Linda Olson-Osterlund the role psychologists have played in the use of torture by the U.S. Military and Intelligence agencies and the current struggle inside the American Psychological Association to end this role.
You can visit his blog Psyche, Science, and Society and at the web site Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice