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Ten Years of Gitmo: Today is the tenth anniversary of the Bush administration establishing Guantanamo Bay as a prison free from the legal protections provided by the Constitution, a place where torture and illegality were routine. DAVID COLE says the injustice practiced there is now Obama’s responsibility – and all of ours. David teaches at the Georgetown Law Center and writes for The Nation and the New York Review and is the author of The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable.
PLUS: A new RY COODER song, “GUANTANAMO,” recorded for this anniversary day.
Also: Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican primary, as expected, but Newt Gingrich’s super-Pac is running devastating anti-Romney ads in South Carolina – WATCH “When Mitt Romney Came to Town” HERE. ARI BERMAN of The Nation will comment.
Plus: the legendary FATHER GREG BOYLE, Jesuit pastor of Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights starting in 1986, has made it his mission to help gang members who want to quit. He founded Homeboy Industries in 1988. His wonderful book Tattoos on the Heart: Stories of Hope and Compassion is out now in paperback. (Originally broadcast 5/12/2010. ) He will be in conversation with acclaimed journalist and poet Luis J. Rodríguez at the downtown public library ALOUD series next Tues Jan 17. The event is “Full” but standby will be available.