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  • 01:20

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guests Ales Kot and Spencer Ackerman

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio hits the air to discuss writer Ales Kot's newest series from Image Comics, Material!


    In Material a man comes home from Guantanamo Bay, irrevocably changed. An actress receives an offer that can revive her career. A boy survives a riot and becomes embedded within a revolutionary movement. A philosopher is contacted by a being that dismantles his beliefs. Look around you. Everything is material.


    Joining us in the discussion is not just Kot, but also guest Spencer Ackerman. Ackerman reported the uncovering of the Chicago Police Department's torture site which is a key point in Kot's series.


    Ales Kot writes because nothing else makes sense. He's responsible for screenplays, video games, graphic novels and products/experiences which do not even have their names assigned as of yet. His portfolio includes Disney, Warner Brothers, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics and more.


    Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo's Incredible Hulk run.


    We want to hear your thoughts too. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy.


     

  • 01:00

    Elliot Adams Hunger Strike to Close Guantanamo

    in Entertainment


    Hosts Sue Caumont and Jeff Beller welcome Elliot Adams a veteran, former Mayor, and former President of Veterans for Peace who has been on a hunger strike for nearly two months in protest to the US governments operation of Guantanamo Bay were the US says it is holding "enemy combatants". Elliot has taken to internet radio to get his message out since the mainstream media has neglected to cover the strike. Elliot explains why he feels they wont touch it.


    Listen live Fridays at 8:00 PM ET only on Going Beyond Radio.


    This from Mr. Adams:


    Guantanamo is wrong morally and by all religions, by international law and by US law. It violates the Magna Carta, Common Law (the basis of our law), the United Nations Charter, the Nuremberg Principles, the Convention Against Torture, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It also is an affront to what our founding fathers set out in the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the dream and image of America as a place of justice, the things I grew up being told the US flag stood for, and even national security. How have we gotten to this low point?


    Visit www.closegitmo.net.

  • 00:51

    Magna Carta Celebration with Prof. and author Robert Pallitto, In the Shadow...

    in Education

    The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome Professor Robert Pallito, author of In the Shadow of the Great Charter.


    In the Supreme Court's 2008 ruling on whether Guantanamo detainees could be barred from U.S. courts, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited both the U.S. Constitution and the Magna Carta. Why would a 21st-century judge invoke a document signed by an English king in the 13th century? As professor  Robert Pallitto,  author of In the Shadow of the Great Charter; shows, Magna Carta's legacy in the United States reaches back to the nation's founding, with even the colonial charters reflecting its influence and principles that protect the rights and liberty of the citizenry. A book signing follows the program.
     


    Magna Carta Day: June 15-800th Anniversary of Magna Carta


    Magna Carta Cake


    Monday, June 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    National Archives, Washington D.C ~ William G. McGowan Theater Lobby


    Click here for more info http://www.archives.gov/calendar/


    In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, join us for a slice of Magna Carta cake! Free cake with an image of Magna Carta will be served to the first 200 attendees.


     


    An image of Magna Carta will be icing on the cake!

  • 01:02

    US Solider Bowe Bergdahl Exchanged for Guantanamo Prisoners

    in Politics

    Was this negotiating with terrorists?  Is it ok to exchange "known" terrorits for a US solider that deserted his unit?  Who gave the go ahead on the exchange?  These are the questions we will be asking tonight on the Current Issues Show.  Get the inside scoop on the exchange that took place and the discussion that followed.  Who is Bowe Bergdahl and more importanly what did the US give up to get him back?

  • 00:31

    Anna Massengill: I loved living in Guantanamo

    in Books

    Anna Massengill’s stand-alone spy novels, Storm Over Guantanamo and Dominos of Deception follow the adventures of a unique team of men and women who seek a terrorist bent on the destruction of military and civilian infrastructure.Massengill spent six years living at Guantanamo, not as an enemy combatant, but as a teacher in that “suburban” American community of 10,000 people.John Wiley, a master diver with a secret, plays a deadly game of chess with Iranian and North Korean-sponsored terrorists. Dead bodies floating in Guantanamo Bay (GITMO), mysterious mala beads and rumblings in the Cockpit place both the naval base and the island of Jamaica on high alert. An attack is imminent!Storm Over Guantanamo has been described as a "well written and entertaining novel" by a judge in the Writer's Digest's 2010 Self-Published Writing Contest. Dominos of Deception was recently reviewed by a retired editor of The American Heritage Dictionary who characterized it as "half rip-roarin' yarn and half warm fuzzy family saga."This is Author’s Beat, sponsored by The Writers League of the Villages in central Florida. This program is hosted by award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse and was created by Don Canaan and Mark Newhouse.And don’t forget to listen to “The Chosen Radio” every first and third Sunday morning at 10:30. Multiple award-winning journalist Don Canaan brings you nostalgic encore presentations of many of the radio programs that you grew up with during the 1940s and 1950s.

  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Spencer Ackerman

    in Pop Culture

    Graphic Policy is back with a brand new episode with special guest, and award winning journalist Spencer Ackerman.


    Comics have often featured torture as a method for the heroes to extract information or get them to their goal. We most recently saw this in Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil, where torture is a key point in advancing the hero's plot. We'll discuss torture in comics, and its place in the modern stories and the world.


    Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo's Incredible Hulk run.


    We want to hear your thoughts on the topic. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy or call in live.
     

  • 01:01

    Guantanamo: Hunger Strikes, Human Rights & National Security

    in News

    With the months-long hunger strike by detainees making the news, the detention facility at Guantanamo is once again back in the spotlight.
    The hunger strike in Guantanamo has grown to more than half of the detainees there in the detention camp on the U.S. Army base in Cuba. At least 84 of the facility’s 166 detainees are now participating, protesting the conditions and their indefinite captivity.   Detainees are refusing food, some of them since Feb. 10 following a search and confiscation of some of their belongings. The government has responded, force-feeding many of the detainees through tubes and 40 more medical personnel have been sent to assist with the effort.   We will talk to:   Carlos Warner, attorney with the Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Ohio who is representing 11 Guantánamo detainees.   David Schanzer professor at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.   Laura Pitter, counterterrorism advisor for Human Rights Watch's US Program.

  • 02:00

    Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo

    in War

    Philippe Sands on Torture - Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Professor of International Law Philippe Sands tells the story of a memo. Sent in December 2002 to US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, it requested the approval of a number of coercive techniques of interrogation. As Sands tells Anna Funder, with his acceding signature, Rumsfeld pushed the United States beyond the pale of international law and directly towards the abuses of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay - Melbourne Writers Festival
    Mahvish Khan - My Guantanamo Diary
    Commonwealth Club
    Spurred by the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, American lawyer Khan decided to offer help to the detainees.
     
    Also See Video Genocide to Abu Ghraib: How Good People Turn Evil

  • 00:51

    Guantanamo Hunger Strike; Water Rights; Texas Fertilizer

    in News

    Chapter 1: Guantanamo Hunger Strike
    The hunger strike in Guantanamo has grown to more than half of the detainees there in the detention camp on the U.S. Army base in Cuba. Detainees are refusing food, some of them since February 10th following a search and confiscation of some of their belongings. The government has responded by force feeding many of the detainees through tubes and 40 more medical personnel have been sent to assist with the effort. We talk to Raha Wala, an Associate at Human Rights First.
    Chapter 2: Water Rights Dispute Between States
    Texas has been suffering from a severe drought and rapidly growing Dallas-Fort Worth has found itself without an ample source of water. As a way to quench this thirst, the area has been looking to Oklahoma for help. Oklahomans have refused, given Oklahoma law prohibits sending water out-of-state. As a result Texans sought for relief through the Red River Compact, an agreement between Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas that Congress approved in 1980. The case reached the Supreme Court today where Texas argued the compact means they have a right to 25 percent of the water in question, a claim Oklahoma disputes. We talk to Erik Jaffe, Principle at Erik Jaffe PC and James McDonald, an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP.
    Chapter 3: Texas Fertilizer Plant
    As authorities and residents sift through clues in order to understand the massive explosion that occurred at the West Fertilizer Company in the town of West, Texas, last wednesday evening, there is still little insight into what may have caused the incident that killed 14 and injured 200. Nevertheless, some have attributed this lack of knowledge into the workplace conditions at this plant to a failure in workplace safety regulation. We talk to Tom O’Connor, Executive Director, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

  • 01:08

    You're Lying!-Lena Sisco LIVE with Scott Cluthe

    in Books

    Lena Sisco is live with Scott Cluthe tonight at 8 EST-7 CST-6 MST-5 PST Call in: 347-308-8478


    Lena wrote You're Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won't ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn't want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack--as Lena has--You're Lying! will help you deal with that salesperson trying to rip you off, the kid bullying your child who claims innocence, a cheating spouse, or dissembling boss. As the adage says, knowledge is power.

    Lena interrogated numerous members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then taught those skills to Defense Department personnel for years afterward. Her ability to build rapport, accurately read body language, and employ effective questioning techniques led to numerous successes that saved American lives.

    You will also learn her easy-to-follow five-step program on how to accurately detect verbal (both spoken and written) and non-verbal deceptive tells, how to conduct an effective line of questioning, and what to do after you identify the lies we all face every day.

    Take the knowledge in You're Lying! and empower yourself.
     

  • 00:55

    US-Latin America stories of the week with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

    in Politics

    GUEST:  We will be joined by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog.....a big topic this week is Brazil and the massive demonstrations against the government.....we will also look at other issues at Argentina and the case of Mr Alberto Nisman.......plus Venezuela......some news about the economy of Peru......Uruguay and Guantanamo...


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