Andy Worthington’s YouTube Channel Is Now Available, Featuring Guantánamo, Torture, Aafia Siddiqui, WikiLeaks and More

17.3.11

Just to let you know that I’ve finally got my YouTube Channel up and running, featuring some of the various films, TV shows and events I’ve been involved in for the last six months, to which new material will be added as and when it happens — and original material, if I ever get round to making my own broadcasts (but don’t hold your breath on that one!).

My YouTube Channel features the first five minutes of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (which I co-directed with Polly Nash, and which is currently on tour in the UK), videos of protests, panel discusions, and TV broadcasts filmed during my visit to the US in January to raise awareness of Guantánamo on the 9th anniversary of the prison’s opening (including an appearance on Democracy Now! and a forum on WikiLeaks and torture in New York, a panel discussion on the future of Guantánamo at the New America Foundation in Washington D.C., and the three parts of a 27-minute interview I did with Press TV), some videos from my previous US visit, as part of Berkeley Says No to Torture Week (October 2010) in October 2010, and the three parts of an interview I conducted with former Guantánamo prisoners Shafiq Rasul and Ruhal Ahmed, at an event for Aafia Siddiqui in London in September 2010.

I haven’t included older material, as I wanted to keep it fairly topical, but there is older material out there, dating back to 2008, and if you think any of this should be available on the channel then please let me know. Also, because it doesn’t appear to be available on YouTube, I’m posting below the 13-minute film that Sari Gelzer of Truthout made in November 2009, featuring an interview with me, and clips from the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (which I co-directed with Polly Nash) to coincide with a visit to the US to promote the film.

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) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed (and I can also be found on FacebookTwitter and Digg). Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in July 2010, details about the new documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, on tour in the UK throughout 2011, and available on DVD here — or here for the US), my definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all my articles, and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.

31 Responses

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    On Facebook, Carol Anne Grayson wrote:

    Great Andy… it does bring in new people… nice one…

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Dave Bones wrote:

    nice one

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Anne McClintock wrote:

    Great work, Andy! Thank you.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Mui J. Steph wrote:

    I think that’s a great idea. Especially because of the constant updating needed.
    Well that and making it available to a wider public.
    And as they say in librarianship, accessibility is important.

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    Tony Smith wrote:

    Shared, and thanks for all your hard work.

  6. Andy Worthington says...

    Christine Casner wrote:

    Sharing & Subscribing!!!

  7. Andy Worthington says...

    Allison Lee-Clay wrote:

    ‎*shared*

  8. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    An excellent idea. I’ll share this later.

  9. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, everyone. Your support is appreciated, as ever.

  10. Andy Worthington says...

    Mui J. Steph wrote:

    I don’t have a youtube account (that I’ve used for more than a second). Maybe I’ll get one now

  11. Andy Worthington says...

    I think it’s probably quite useful for getting stuff you like all together in one place, Mui, especially as YouTube is such a well-known brand. Gak! I hate using that word …

  12. Andy Worthington says...

    Jason Leopold wrote:

    Fantastic!!!

  13. Andy Worthington says...

    Bee Bumble wrote:

    Youtube have started to remove what they are told to remove too…

  14. Andy Worthington says...

    Michael S. Kearns wrote:

    Beauty!

  15. Andy Worthington says...

    Tashi Farmilo-Marouf wrote:

    Good idea :)

  16. Andy Worthington says...

    Hélène Lomenech wrote:

    Well-done Andy! :)

  17. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, everyone. Glad it’s of interest.

  18. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    Shared. Yes, another good idea for getting an increasing online readership. All traditional media are in trouble for several reasons, potential advertisers take few risks, and hence the income and quality of the standard media go down. To me, this makes blogs, sites, and You Tube necessary if one is to get full and objective information on almost any subject besides one’s horoscope. I just shared.

  19. Andy Worthington says...

    Virginia Simson wrote:

    I will endeavor to get Dandelion Salad readers to buzz you up. Maybe you could add buzzflash to your blog? Eh, what? It only takes 20 buzzes to get headlined …. Always thinking of HOW to get your work read more widely. Again, you are just such a wonderful writer, so talented at making things clear, well organized and inspiring. There are days I actually think with your voice and heart we will get these nasties into The Hague where they so righteously deserve to go to wash floors.

  20. Andy Worthington says...

    Haha, yes! Dick Cheney washing floors in The Hague …!

  21. Andy Worthington says...

    Virginia Simson wrote:

    Yup, he may get KP duty as well. It would SERVE him right. For the ladies, crocheting baby booties for du babies – Condi, Hills, Karen Hughes, Janet Napoitano … The guys get legos to play with to learn how to play with something OTHER than war “toys” .. I think you catch my drift. Each gets an APPROPRIATE penance .. to last into ETERNITY. And then there are the necessary punitive measures – none of them EVER gets to see a jaffa cake or a hob nob again let alone consume one. There is no time for frolicking whatsoever. I’ve read about some of the old prisoners and they got treated way too well. This lot needs rehabilitation drastically ..

  22. Andy Worthington says...

    Willy Bach wrote:

    Shared, of course, good work like this needs extensive documentation so it can reach far and wide and can never be erased. Dick Cheney at The Hague – I dream of this.

  23. Andy Worthington says...

    Patricia Chang wrote:

    It disheartens me too much to watch, but I will most certainly support its right to exist and to teach others about the horrors we are perpetrating.

  24. Andy Worthington says...

    Anita Gwynn wrote:

    Damn…now I am late for the morning! Gripping stuff.

  25. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    I was a bit prophetic last night. Here’s one good reason to support Andy’s sort of online work http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12777469 . I figured this would happen soon. Every business model can restrict one’s access to information.

  26. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    Yet another reason, close to home http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12791376 .

  27. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, everyone. Sorry it took me a day and a half to reply. I’m actually in hospital. The bad foot that I’ve alluded to on a few occasions since January took a turn for the worse two and a half weeks ago, and after that I had two weeks almost entirely without sleep — on painkillers but unable to sleep because of the pain — until I was given a scan on Thursday and brought to a ward on Friday morning.
    Two toes on my right foot are swollen, very painful, and the inflammation seems to be related to an artery problem higher up in my leg. Surgery on this is scheduled for next week. In the meantime, I’m being looked after well, with painkilling drugs administered by professionals etc., but I will be here at least 10 days.

  28. Andy Worthington says...

    Lilia Patterson wrote:

    good luck, hope it all goes well.

  29. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    I’m sorry to hear that, Andy. Take care, good luck next week, and recover fully and speedily.

  30. Andy Worthington says...

    Guantanamo Justice Centre Gjc wrote:

    sorry to hear that hope u get well soon insha Allah

  31. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks for the kind wishes, my friends. I have good company in the ward, and great staff looking after me. I slept most of yesterday, and would probably be sleeping now if I hadn’t discovered that I could sign up to the hospital’s Internet for a reasonable price — so here I am. Online in Hospital!

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