Journalist Expert on U.S. Prison in Guantanamo Speaks on 11th Anniversary of Illegal Prison

For Immediate Release January 10, 2013

Andy Worthington has spent the last seven years researching and writing about Guantánamo, and the men held there.  Based in London, he is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, and the co-director, with Polly Nash, of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo.”

Thursday January 10, 7.30pm: “Eleven Years of Guantánamo.” A discussion with Andy Worthington and Col. Todd Pierce.  First Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 4th St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (4th & E Streets).  Todd Pierce is a military defense lawyer who worked on the case of Ali al-Bahlul, tried by military commission in 2008.  For further information, see the Witness Against Torture website. Also see the church’s website.

Friday January 11, 10am to 11.30am: “America’s indefinitely detained.” A panel discussion with Andy Worthington, Col. Morris Davis and Tom Wilner, moderated by Peter Bergen.  New America Foundation, 1899 L Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Friday January 11, 12 noon to 1.30pm: Day of Action Against Guantánamo.
Rally and March from the Supreme Court to the White House, via the Capital.
Speakers include Col. Morris Davis, Ramzi Kassem, Pardiss Kebriaei, Michelle Ringuette, Debra Sweet, Jeremy Varon and Andy Worthington. 

Saturday January 12, 10am to 11.30am: Vigil at CIA Headquarters Against the Use of Drones.  900 block, Dolly Madison Boulevard, McLean, Virginia.

Sunday January 13, 4pm: “Guantánamo: The concentration camp that won’t go away.” A discussion with Andy Worthington and Ramzi Kassem.
Revolution Books, 146 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY
For further information, see the Revolution Books website.

If you would like to interview Mr. Worthington, or want him to take part in an event, please phone him at 347-581-2677, or, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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