Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – February 1, 2005

EXCLUSIVE: British Human Rights Lawyer Gareth Pierce Says Torture "Is the Recipe for the Destruction" of International Human Rights

In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we speak with leading British human rights lawyer, Gareth Pierce. She is the lawyer for two of the four British citizens recently released from Guantanamo Bay and has represented the Birmingham Six and Guilford Four. Actress Emma Thompson played her character in the movie "In the Name of the Father." In a rare interview, Pierce says that Guantanamo Bay is evidence of "an appalling chasm…for the whole of our society morally to have fallen into."

World Social Forum 2005: Speakers Take on Bush, Iraq War in Porto Alegre

Over 150,000 participants attended the fifth World Social Forum in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. We hear an address by George Martin of United for Peace and Justice speaking about the war in Iraq.

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