US: Obama’s (Broken) Guantanamo Promises

A look at President Obama’s declaration in this week’s State of the Union address that it is now the time to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — the same declaration that he made in 2009…and 2010…and 2011:

If it’s Guantanamo Bay or surveillance or rendition, “you act because you believe in values and you don’t retreat because of some notion of ‘security'”.

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Richard Langley is a freelance filmmaker and academic based at the University of Birmingham. He has taught at undergrad and masters level, across a broad range of subjects: from American literature and poetry, to documentary film and Hollywood cinema. Richard has also worked at museums, art galleries and at independent production companies, as well as for Google (YouTube). Much of his current work seeks to bring university and filmmaking work together through the development of a rigorous and creative audio-visual academia.

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