Episode

1/13 A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantanamo w/ Peter Jan Honigsberg

January 13, 2020

Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo

On today’s show: Friday: Mike Pompeo continues to shift story about “imminent threat” intel.

Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo. How many people are still imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay and how/why the US has a base in Cuba. The narrow circumstances under which the Bush admin would release detainees. How the US purchased its prisoners. The heartbreaking stories of the Guantánamo prisoners, loved ones, and whistleblowers. The torture tactics used on prisoners. How whistleblower Matt Diaz unmasked violations of the Geneva Convention. The invention of the term “enemy combatant.” Obama’s broken promise to close the camp and what he could have done to make good on it.

On the fun half: Mike from PA sparks a convo about the latest Bernie/Warren kerfuffle. Warren says she’s disappointed in Bernie campaign criticizing her supporters. Warren fundraising email blast about Bernie campaign’s (alleged) critique of her electability. Politico poll reports same info as the “attack” on Warren. Gun girl Kaitlyn Bennett gets shut down by college student about bathroom hysteria. Trump says we’re making great deals with the Saudis and they’re paying for our troops. Mark Esper equivocates on Trump’s claim about the embassies being targeted. Joe Biden at Brookings in July 2003: we need to go to Iraq and stay there for a long time. Biden endorses “prevention doctrine” in support of preventative wars.

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com

And subscribe to the AM Quickie here.

Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too!

You can now watch the livestream on Twitch

Check out today’s sponsors:

JOYBIRD: With over 50 fabric and leather options, 3 shades of wood, and over 250 unique silhouettes — do the math, Joybird’s got A LOT to choose from. The days of settling are over. Go to joybird.com/majority25 and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code MAJORITY25.

Harry’s makes award-winning razors, along with a whole range of grooming essentials to keep your
2020 routine in top shape. Harry’s has a special offer for listeners of my show: New customers get $5 off a Trial Set at HARRYS.COM/majorityreport

ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering my listeners 15%
off your first order.  Go to THIRDLOVE.com/majority now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase.

Go see TMBS live February 7th at the Bell House, get your tickets here!

Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM

Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes.

Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel

Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:

@SamSeder

@_michaelbrooks

@MattLech

@jamie_elizabeth

@Bf1nn

Past Episodes

Professor of Law and Political Science Rick Hasen joins Sam to discuss his new book Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy as well as the impact of Covid19 on the 2020 general election and remaining primaries. We're live at noon EST. Become a member ...
Author Adam Cohen joins Sam to discuss his new book, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. Plugs and Notices: Don't forget to fill out the census! Instructions on making two different kinds of facemasks can be found ...
Sam hosts Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) of the Nomiki Show and Matthew Film Guy on this casual Friday! Plugs and Notices: Access a database of Covid-19 mutual aid groups in Australia here (https://tinyurl.com/uhbf74a) Organized and United Residents of Michigan City is a community group ...