Andy Worthington to Screen “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” at Loyola Law Chicago
Chicago World Can’t Wait is excited to be bringing to Chicago for the first time independent journalist and renowned expert on American detention practices and issues relating to Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, Andy Worthington.
Andy Worthington is speaking in several major cities in the US in conjunction with events marking the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. His Chicago appearance will include a screening of his acclaimed film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo,” followed by a discussion with the audience. Event details:
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Schedule: 1:00 p.m. Introduction
1:15 p.m. Screening: “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (74 minutes)
Location: Loyola University School of Law, 25 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611 Room 1040 (Ceremonial Courtroom on the 10th floor)
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This will be a rare opportunity for members of the Chicago legal and activist community to meet and converse with one of the outstanding figures in the contemporary struggle for journalistic independence and in the public’s confrontation with expanding state power.
We are proud to be hosting this event together with:
Midwest Antiwar Mobilization
National Lawyer’s Guild (Loyola Law)
We look forward to seeing you Saturday, January 14, together with Andy Worthington!
More about Andy Worthington
Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, author and filmmaker, specializing in Guantánamo and the “War on Terror,” but also covering revolutionary movements in the Middle East, the “Occupy” movement, and UK politics. He writes regularly for newspapers and websites including the Guardian, Truthout, Cageprisoners, and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He also writes occasionally for the Daily Star, Lebanon, the Huffington Post, Antiwar.com, CounterPunch, AlterNet, and ZNet, and his work is regularly cross-posted across the Internet.
His website is one of the top 100 world politics blogs, was archived by the British Library in January 2011, and receives around 300,000 page views every month. In the five years he has spent working full-time on Guantánamo and related issues, he has worked for two NGOs (Reprieve and Cageprisoners), and has also been involved with a third NGO, Amnesty International, primarily in promoting, to student audiences, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo,” the film he co-directed with Polly Nash. In addition, he has worked as a consultant for the United Nations.
He is the author of, “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison” (published by Pluto Press, and distributed in the US by Macmillan), which includes reviews by released Guantánamo prisoner Moazzam Begg, lawyers Clive Stafford Smith, Marc Falkoff and Candace Gorman, authors Michelle Shephard, Stephen Grey and Peter Bergen, film-maker Ken Loach, and film producer Marty Fisher.
For more information, see: http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/about-me/