Andy Worthington’s US tour (January 2011)

Video: “The Guantánamo Files” — Andy Worthington on Press TV’s “The Autograph”

29.1.11

On the last day of my recent US tour to raise awareness of the plight of the remaining 173 prisoners in Guantánamo on the 9th anniversary of the opening of the prison, I was invited to be the subject of a Press TV show entitled “The Autograph,” described as “a 25-minute weekly interview with academics, […]

Video: Forum — “WikiLeaks, State Secrets, Guantánamo and Torture” with Andy Worthington, Katie Gallagher, Pardiss Kebriaei, Leili Kashani and Jeremy Varon, New York, January 6, 2011

23.1.11

It now seems like an age since I flew into New York’s JFK airport — after an achingly long flight from London that involved sitting around at Heathrow for two hours while the plane underwent maintenance — to be met by my good friend The Talking Dog, who was putting me up in his secret […]

Video: Real News Network Report on the Rally and Protest to Close Guantánamo in Washington D.C. on January 11, 2011

17.1.11

Last Tuesday, the Real News Network was one of a number of media organizations, independent journalists and activists filming the rally outside The White House and the protest outside the Department of Justice calling for the closure of Guantánamo on the 9th anniversary of the prison’s opening, and I’m delighted to note that a six-minute […]

Video: “Nine Years of Guantánamo: What Now?” — Andy Worthington, Morris Davis, Tom Wilner and Ben Wittes at the New America Foundation, January 11, 2011

16.1.11

On the afternoon of January 11, after I had spoken at a rally outside The White House and at a protest outside the Department of Justice, the New America Foundation in Washington D.C. hosted a panel discussion, “Nine Years of Guantánamo: What Now?” which I had organized as part of a week-long US tour to […]

Video: Andy Worthington and Former Guantánamo Prosecutor Morris Davis on Russia Today

15.1.11

On the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, after I had spoken at a rally outside The White House and a protest outside the Department of Justice, and before I attended a panel discussion I had put together for the New America Foundation, featuring myself, Morris Davis (the former chief prosecutor of the Military […]

Video: Outside The White House and the DoJ, Andy Worthington Slams President Obama’s Failure to Close Guantánamo on the 9th Anniversary of the Prison’s Opening

14.1.11

On January 11, I was one of several speakers at a rally to mark the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo outside The White House (organized by, and including speakers from the Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International USA, and September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows), as well as other groups, […]

Video: In Baltimore, Andy Worthington Explains Why Obama Has Failed to Close Guantánamo, and David Swanson Discusses “War Is A Lie”

14.1.11

On Monday January 10, during my short US tour, on the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, which was designed to publicize the plight of the remaining 173 prisoners, who have been largely abandoned by the law, and by the Obama administration (see “The Political Prisoners of Guantánamo“), I spent the morning in Washington […]

A Statement from Former Prisoner Omar Deghayes on the 9th Anniversary of the Opening of Guantánamo

12.1.11

I’m delighted to reproduce below a statement by my friend, the former Guantánamo prisoner Omar Deghayes, which was read out at a rally (at which I spoke) outside the White House on January 11, 2011, the 9th anniversary of the opening of the prison. Omar, whose testimony is at the heart of the documentary film, […]

Nine Years of Guantánamo: Statement from the Protest Rally Outside The White House, January 11, 2011

12.1.11

On the morning of January 11, 2011, as part of my short U.S. tour to mark the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, I found myself in the surreal position of being outside The White House for the first time in my life, addressing a crowd of reporters, activists, lawyers, other members of the […]

Human Rights Groups and Individuals Tell Obama: Close Guantánamo With Justice Now

10.1.11

With the start of the tenth year of operations at Guantánamo on Tuesday January 11, and no end in sight for the bleak prison opened at the height of the hubris of the Bush administration’s “War on Terror,” I’m delighted — while here in the US campaigning for the closure of Guantánamo — to be […]

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