Guantánamo: Andy Worthington discusses the Hamdan trial on KBOO FM


The Guantanamo FilesOn August 8, as I mentioned in a previous post, I was interviewed by Linda Olson-Osterlund for News and Public Affairs Special, a show on the progressive radio station KBOO FM in Portland, Oregon. The 28-minute interview is now available online here, and in it Linda and I discussed, at length, the meaning of the verdict in Salim Hamdan’s trial by Military Commission at Guantánamo, the conduct of the trial, the inherent lawlessness of the process, those scheduled to face trials in the coming months, and the urgent need for a new administration to repeal the dictatorial powers seized by the Bush regime and return the United States to the rule of law, on which it was founded.

The interview was a pleasure, as Linda is a thoughtful and patient host, who, I’m delighted to report, is prepared to devote time to issues that are not often dealt with in such depth, and I look forward to talking to her again in a few weeks’ time, on the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Andy 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, and see here for my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, published in March 2009.

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  1. Andy Worthington says...

    Linda has just let me know that highlights of our interview were included in a feature about Hamdan’s trial on “Civil Liberties Watch,” a four and a half minute slot on KBOO FM’s Evening News on August 11, available here:

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