'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Interview: Counsel for Guantanamo Detainees on KDVS 90.3 FM 

Last Friday, I, along with Ron Glick, the co-host of our KDVS 90.3 FM program, Speaking in Tongues, had the opportunity to interview Katherine Huskey and Julia Tarver Mason, two attorneys who have been been representing Guantanamo detainees in association with the Center for Constitutional Rights. Go here to listen or download the archived program. It will be available through this Friday, January 20th, 5pm, Pacific time.

Huskey and Mason provide first hand information about the current hunger strike, the general conditions under which detainees are incarcerated, the status of ongoing litigation, as well as a broader perspective about the creation and operation of Guantamamo within a constitutional system. One of the more provocative aspects of the interview takes place in the latter third, when I inquired about when, if ever, violent intervention would be justified to release the detainees in the absence of any legal remedies.

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