Interview about Jose Padilla on – and information about a Guantánamo documentary


Anti-war RadioOn Tuesday, Scott Horton invited me back on his radio show to discuss Jose Padilla, Guantánamo, torture, secret prisons and the fact that something rotten lurks at the heart of the current US administration. The interview followed the publication of my article Jose Padilla: More Sinned Against Than Sinning, published on (and also here), and is available here — and as an MP3 here.

This is a busy week for interviews. Today I interviewed US attorney Tom Wilner, who represents four Kuwaiti detainees in Guantánamo (and eight who have been released), for a forthcoming documentary about Guantánamo and the secret prisons that I’m working on with Polly Nash and Mark Saunders, two film-makers –- and friends –- from the London College of Communication (which is providing funding) and the independent production company Spectacle. Tom –- profiled here –- was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule, during a brief business trip to London, to talk with eloquence, precision and passion about the plight of the detainees and the pernicious flight from domestic and international law that has been perpetrated by the US administration over the last five and a half years, and I’d like to thank him for being such an inspiring interviewee.

Rounding off the week, tomorrow I’m honoured to be joining a roll-call of former detainees, lawyers, authors and human rights activists who have been interviewed for the excellent Talking Dog blog (scroll down the site for the list of interviews), and on Friday I’m interviewing Marc Falkoff, law professor, Guantánamo attorney and editor of Poems From Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, for the acclaimed politics and poetry website Nth Position.

Details to follow in due course.

Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK). To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed.

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