The future of Guantánamo

14.1.08

The Guantanamo FilesThis is the title of an article I wrote for “Comment is free” in today’s Guardian, looking at the obstacles to Guantánamo’s closure, which will be faced if any of the front-runners in the US presidential primaries –- Hillary Clinton, Barack Omama and John McCain, who have all expressed their opposition to the prison –- succeeds in removing George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from the White House in November.

Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, which explains in detail why the prison is, as described in the Guardian article, “a self-defeating failure on an almost unimaginable scale.” The book is 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, and see here for my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, published in March 2009.

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Investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker. Recognized as an authority on Guantánamo and the “war on terror.” Co-founder, Close Guantánamo, co-director, We Stand With Shaker. Also, singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers) and photographer.
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