10/13/17 Andy Worthington on the latest hunger strikes at Guantanamo

10/13/17 Andy Worthington on the latest hunger strikes at Guantanamo

Author and director Andy Worthington returns to the show to discuss his latest article, “New York Times Finally Reports on Trump’s Policy of Letting Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Die; Rest of Media Still Silent.” Worthington details the legacy of hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay and explains that the U.S. is facing the awful decision whether they should they let prisoners starve themselves to death or use grotesque measures to force feed them to keep them alive. According to Worthington the Supreme Court has abdicated any responsibility lately to address prisoners at Guantanamo Bay while the drone program has made the capture program close to obsolete. Ultimately Worthington believes that the United States has been totally incapable of identifying threats and responding appropriately, let alone justly.

Andy Worthington is the author of “Guantanamo Files” and the director of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.” Read his work at the Future Freedom Foundation and AndyWorthington.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @GuantanamoAndy.

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