This edition: Where's Gitmo?Tweet
Original tape date: October 15, 2012.
First aired: October 17, 2012.
After a decade, Gitmo has few prisoners but is still with us and somehow, this central moral issue of the last presidential campaign is near absent in this election. We explore why with director of the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York Ramzi Kassem. He is joined by 'Gitmo Files' author Andy Worthington and CUNY Law School graduate Erin Herro. Then, cultural anthropologist and author Prof. Thomas Barfield gives us insight into the Taliban and the Afghan war at a depth debates never get to. Next, we hear from Electronic Frontier Foundation activism director Rainey Reitman on why the senate is examining the “information brokers” who market your internet habits. And finally, we recognize a milestone: a local 70s incubator for documentary filmmakers, still zooming after all these years. Joining us is Downtown Community Television founder Jon Alpert, along with filmmaker Jasmine Barclay.
Jon Alper Founder, Downtown Community Television
Jasmine Barclay Filmmaker, Downtown Community Television
Thomas Barfield Author, Afghanistan: A Cultural & Political History
Erin Herro Lawyer, CUNY School of Law
Ramzi Kassem Associate Professor, CUNY School of Law
Rainey Reitman Activism Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Andy Worthington Author, The Guantánamo Files