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Video: I Discuss Guantánamo with Chris Hedges on His Show ‘On Contact’ on RT America

25.3.19

Linking to – and discussing – my detailed half-hour interview about Guantánamo with Chris Hedges on his show ‘On Contact’ on RT America. Shamefully, although the continued existence of Guantánamo ought to be a source of shame for all decent people, over 17 years since the prison first opened, it has almost disappeared from the mainstream media.

The Lonesome Death of Haji Naseem, A Mentally Ill Prisoner at Guantánamo

21.3.19

A cross-post, with my introduction, of a detailed and important article by investigative journalist Jeffrey Kaye about the death at Guantánamo, in 2011, of Haji Naseem, a mentally troubled Afghan national, who was one of the last prisoners to arrive at Guantánamo, in 2007.

Celebrating 2,500 Days Since I First Started Photographing London’s 120 Postcodes for ‘The State of London’

18.3.19

On the eighth anniversary of when I was hospitalised with a rare blood disease, I recall how those dark days ended up inspiring me to cycle the whole of London taking photos, for what became my ongoing photo-journalism project ‘The State of London.’

As Mohamedou Ould Slahi is Denied a Passport, Remember That All Former Guantánamo Prisoners Live Without Fundamental Rights

15.3.19

As Mohamedou Ould Slahi, former Guantánamo prisoner, torture victim and best-selling author, is denied a passport by his home government in Mauritania, I look at how all former prisoners — “enemy combatants” — are fundamentally deprived of rights as “un-people’ by the US, and call for this situation to change.

Quarterly Fundraiser Day 1: Seeking $2500 (£2000) to Support My Guantánamo Work, Campaigning and Creativity Over the Next Three Months

11.3.19

As a reader-funded journalist, activist and photographer, every three months I ask you, if you can, to make a donation to support my work, as I do not receive any sort of institutional backing for it. Any donation you can make, however large or small, will be very gratefully received.

‘Guantánamo Kid’: A Graphic Novel Telling the Harrowing Story of Child Prisoner Mohammed El-Gharani by Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc

10.3.19

Promoting the launch of ‘Guantánamo Kid’, the English translation of the powerful graphic novel by Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc about the experiences of Mohammed El-Gharani, a former child prisoner in Guantánamo.

Please Watch ‘The Trial’, A Powerful Video About Guantánamo’s Broken Military Commission Trial System

7.3.19

A link to, and my discussion of ‘The Trial’, a film by Johanna Hamilton about the lawyers representing Ammar al-Baluchi, one of five men at Guantánamo accused of involvement in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, who are extremely critical of the inadequacies of the military commission trial system.

With 25 Days to Brexit, The Four Fathers Release New Single ‘I Want My Country Back (From The People Who Wanted Their Country Back)’

4.3.19

Today marks 25 days until the UK is supposed to leave the EU, and my band The Four Fathers are taking the opportunity to release — via Bandcamp — our anti-Brexit anthem, ‘I Want My Country Back (From The People Who Wanted Their Country Back)’, which has become something of a live favourite over the last few years.

Violent and Unforgivable: The Destruction of the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford

28.2.19

On my birthday, my reflections on the destruction of all the trees in the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford, a community garden that I have been fighting to save as part of a local campaign, which reflects a London-wide and countrywide struggle against a cynical ‘regeneration’ industry facilitated by Labour and Tory councils.

Alarm as Proposals Emerge to Send ISIS Prisoners to Guantánamo, and the UK Strips “ISIS Bride” of Her Citizenship

24.2.19

As Daesh’s would-be Caliphate crumbles in Syria, I express my disgust at UK home secretary Sajid Javid’s cynical and unacceptable decision to strip the citizenship of ISIS bride Shamima Begum, who was just 15 when she travelled to Syria, and also look at other countries’ responses, including those of the US.

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Andy Worthington

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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