Part I: An Untold History of Occupation, Torture & Resistance
‘On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features Part I of her exclusive coverage from Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba, outlining the history of the notorious base and prison from 1898 to today. Abby then goes over some of the most egregious examples of torture committed against detainees, highlighting everything from sensory manipulation to physical beatings and sexual abuse. Abby then goes over the detainees still at Gitmo and why over 70 prisoners who have been cleared for release remain rotting away indefinitely. BTS wraps up the show with interviews with Navy Captain and Joint Task Force spokesperson, Tom Gresback and Lisa Hajjar, a sociology professor at UCSB, about why the military is no longer releasing information concerning hunger striking prisoners and the ethics of force feeding ‘non-compliant’ detainees (2 Sep 2014)’.
Part II: Media Brainwashing, Sham Trials & Closing Gitmo for Good
‘On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features Part II of her exclusive coverage from Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba, starting by going over how difficult it is for the press to cover Gitmo due to extreme military restrictions. Abby then speaks with Lt. Col. Myles Caggins, Spokesperson for Detainee Policy, about the absurd bureaucracy of the Periodic Review Board and why the prison remains open nearly six years after Obama signed an executive order to close down the facility. Several prominent Gitmo defense attorneys and a sociology professor then explain why the military trials of the alleged 9/11 conspirators have become a complete sham. Abby then speaks with another Gitmo defense attorney, James Connell about the extreme secrecy and overclassfication that plagues the prison and harms the attorney-client relationship. BTS wraps up the show with a call to action to close the prison for good and how shutting down the facility could be done in quick and timely manner (3 Sep 2014)’.