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
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews author Jean Phaelzer about her book Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans. From the Gold Rush in the 1840's through the Civil War and into the early 1900's Chinese faced brutal purges and roundups throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her book chronicles this history and the courageous story of Chinese resistance. Their are important parallels for taday and the roundups of Mexican immigrants across our country.
This edition of Civil Liberties Watch is a roundup of current cvil liberty battles and their heroes. From the resignation of Prosecutor Vandeveld at Guantanamo to charges being dropped against journalists arrested at the RNC victories for civil liberties are being won.Other feaured battles include the Electronic Frontier Foundation's new lawsuit against the National Securtiy Agency, and government officials including President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the dragnet surveillance of Americans and the court victory of the American Civil Liberties Union to have US prisoner interrorgation photos made public.
17 innoncent Uighurs refugees who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo are scheduled for a Habeas hearing in federal court on Tuesday. They are among the first prisoners to have the hearings, since the Supreme Court upheld their right to them in a June decision. The Supreme Court emphasized in it's ruling that the hearings should be "promp", given that most of the prisoners had been held for 6 years without charges.
Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund spoke with Steve Wax, author of the book Kafka Comes To America, and the Oregon Public Defender. Waxes office has represented 7 Guantanamo prisoners and he spoke with her about theri cases and court delays.
Frederick Lane, author of the book The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, and host Linda Olson-Osterlund discuss the November election, Sarah Palin and the effect the outcome of the election will have on America's future. For more go to www.fredericklane.com
Diane Schroer a former commander in the US Army Special Forces won a landmark sex discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress for rescinding a job offer when they were informed she was transitioning.
Andy Worthington Author of The Guantanamo Files: The stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks with host Linda Olson-Osterlund about the most recent developments at Guantanamo and what difference the upcoming Presidential election will make to the prisoners there. www.andyworthington.co.uk/
Author and Lecturer Naomi Wolf is interviewed by We The People contributor Linda Olson-Osterlund and then opens up to listener calls. The dicussion includes her travels around the country warning of the rapidly closing democracy in the United States and what she believes has been a Coup by the Bush administration. She calls on the public to take immediate actions to fight for democracy.
Naomi Wolf, author of Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries isinterviewd for We The People by contributor Linda Olson-Osterlund. She talks about what she calls a coup by the Bush administration.
In Part 2 she answers calls from Kboo listeners and talks about actins taht can be taken to restore democracy in the United States.
The Bush Administration dismantled the White House system for archiving e-mails and never put a new one in place as required by the Federal Records Act. The missing e-mails cover the period of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's contact with the White House as well as the time period of the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Last week a federal Court allowed an important lawsuit to to move forward in attempts to preserve these important records.