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Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, activist, author, photographer, film-maker and singer-songwriter. He is the co-founder of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, the director of “We Stand With Shaker,” calling for the immediate release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, and the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and is available on Amazon) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. He is also the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo.” He has written for the New York Times and the Guardian, and is currently writing for Al-Jazeera. He has also worked with the United Nations, WikiLeaks and Reprieve.

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Doug
03/04/2015 3:16pm

People want to move on from 911 all these years later, not hear about it again and again and again.
I find it on that a Jewish man, Mr Gold, comes in such high defenses for a people that would have him killed before he could utter the words, give peace a chance.
The world is a violent, and dangerous place with Islamic terrorism threatening every man woman and child.
How can a man, in good faith, give so much support for those who wish harm on him and the rest of the world.
As to why he teams up with people like Cindy Sheehan is beyond me.
His show is dreadfully boring and hits you with the same redundant message; terrorists good, U.S bad.
The far left wing extremism is a painful reminder how far some of the this country are willing to go to embolden the enemy to anything good left on this planet.
In the old days this garbage would be considered treason and a hanging for all to see would be in order.

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03/05/2015 1:36pm

“People want to move on from 911 all these years later, not hear about it again and again and again. (as Bill Hicks said, "ok then, don't talk to me about Jesus.")

I find it on that a Jewish man, Mr Gold, comes in such high defenses for a people that would have him killed before he could utter the words, give peace a chance. ("A people?" I hate blanket statements.)

The world is a violent, and dangerous place with Islamic terrorism threatening every man woman and child. (The world is a violent, and dangerous place with U.S. terrorism that comes in the form of occupations, drone bombings, torture, mercenaries, etc... threatening every man woman and child.)

How can a man, in good faith, give so much support for those who wish harm on him and the rest of the world (I don't think I've ever been directly threatened by a Muslim or an Arab. I have been directly threatened by white people from the United States for seeking truth, justice and accountability for the 9/11 attacks.)

As to why he teams up with people like Cindy Sheehan is beyond me. (Because she's a beautiful human being who does her best to make a difference and stands by her principles.)

His show is dreadfully boring and hits you with the same redundant message; terrorists good, U.S bad. (I don't think I've ever said that terrorists were good. I have pointed out that the U.S. apparently thinks they're good when it suits certain agendas. I have pointed out that our actions in the Middle East creates people who hate America and Americans. I have said that I think most people, no matter where they come from, are inherently good.)

The far left wing extremism is a painful reminder how far some of the this country are willing to go to embolden the enemy to anything good left on this planet. (I hate the false left/right paradigm, and since when is seeking truth, accountability and justice for the murder of 2,976 people, especially when you know that you've been lied to about those murders, and especially considering what that day has been used for, considered extremism? If it is considered extremism, then I will quote Martin Luther King Jr. who said "the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be?" I'm the "seeking truth, accountability, and justice for the murder of 2,976 people" extremist.)

In the old days this garbage would be considered treason and a hanging for all to see would be in order. (Just a quick thought, but isn't covering up for those possibly involved in the murder of 2,976 people considered treason? And I don't believe in the death penalty. I want those responsible to rot in prison.)”

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