This week Law and Disorder hosts update on Guantanamo Bay demonstrations, assess the violence and death amid the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and acknowledge the 49th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Hosts also find out where our own Dalia Hashad has been for the last few months.
Witness Against Torture – This year, Witness Against Torture will be working with many groups on a demonstration in Washington, D.C. The day will begin with a rally at the National Mall co-sponsored with Amnesty International and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture followed by a â€œprisoner processionâ€ to the Supreme Court. Endorsed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, CodePink, International Federation for Human Rights, Network of Spiritual Progressives, Peace Action, School of the Americas Watch, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International, United for Peace and Justice, War Resisters League, and other groups.
Co-hosts Michael Ratner and Michael Smith discuss the 49th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. We also hear the next 2 speeches from the Brecht Forum event, Who Killed Che’. Author and historian Jane Franklin and attorney/civil rights activist Len Weinglass deliver compelling talks on Cuba’s history, a background on the Cuban Five and accounts from the quiet US war.
Co-host Michael Ratner discusses presidential candidates views on torture and “soft facism.”