Guantanamo Bay

New England News
12:53 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Hope Seen For Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison

Credit The National Guard

Civil liberties activists this week marked the 13th anniversary of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The group Pioneer Valley No More Guantanamos  hosted British investigative journalist Andy Worthington at  programs in Springfield and Northampton.  Worthington has researched and written about the prison since 2006.   He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

6/18/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf and Legislative Director of NYPIRG, Blair Horner.

Topics include:
Benghazi Capture
Malcolm Smith Mistrial
Iraq Update
GM Hearing

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    Should the U.S. have traded Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the conversation has become muddled in silly politics.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

5/16/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
NYT Firing Abramson
NYT Digital Picture
Net Neutrality
Guantanamo Report
VA Panel

12:40 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Human Rights Lawyer On Guantanamo's War Court

Credit The National Guard

A Connecticut attorney who went to observe the military courts at Guantanamo has written an e-book about what he saw. Charles Church practiced law for many years before moving to Connecticut where he focused on human rights, and his book My Week at Guantanamo’s War Court, now available on Amazon came about after he observed the legal proceedings.

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12:31 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink - Closing Guantanamo Bay

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin

She interrupted the president during a foreign policy speech in may to demand the U.S. close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, and President Obama responded by saying she is worth paying attention to. Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink, will be at the Troy Public Library at 100 second street this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. to talk about drones, Yemen and Guantanamo. Media Benjamin stopped in to WAMC this morning for an interview with Brian Shields.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

5/1/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.


  • The President vows to close Gitmo
  • Syria Update
  • Poll shows support for public surveillance
  • Morning After Pill easier to obtain
The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri March 8, 2013

"The Terror Courts" by Jess Bravin

    In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. rounded up hundreds of suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world. Many ended up at a special military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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US News
4:22 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

No TV broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Credit The National Guard

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Defense lawyers requested TV coverage of proceedings at the U.S. base in Cuba. But the Defense Department had authorized only closed-circuit broadcast to several military bases in the northeast U.S.

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