Wednesday, July 13, 2005

That's What Friends Are For

This is from the scribe's (sort of) cousin, through marriage Deepa Fernandes. Deepa works at WBAI in New York, which, if memory serves (and it rarely does) is part of the Pacifica network. A fascinating young woman, she's been from Johannesburg to Tehran to Caracas, and more. Deepa's on a morning show called "Wakeup Call" just before the legendary Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now." '

the scribe will let her missive describe what's on tap (a day late) and there's a helpful link or two for those who can't find the local affiliate, but can cyber-stream it through the old PC.

Meantime, the scribe will hit the highway, sans laptop, today and so won't be blogging anew until tomorrow:

"Wakeup Call" EXCLUSIVE interview with Moazzam Begg.

WBAI's morning show "Wakeup Call" announces an exclusive 3-part series:

Recently released Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg exposes the heinous
treatment he received in prison; Begg describes the crimes committed by U.S.
soldiers, including abuse, torture, murder and desecration of the Koran; He
rebuffs all U.S. allegations against him; Begg has been heard only once before in the U.S., and never at this length; Please join us for the 3 part series of this
monumental story.

You've heard what the Pentagon and Bush Administration have to say about their
prison that has been likened to a gulag, now hear what a recently released
detainee has to say. A voice that has simply not been heard in the U.S.

Live: 99.5 FM: Tues/Weds/Thurs mornings at 8.10am EST
Stream: Tues/Weds/Thurs mornings at 8.10am EST
Archive: each day after the show.

On Thursday July 14, the full interview will be posted to audioport for any station/show to air.

On July 12, exactly one year to the day after issuing a letter from
Guantanamo, a document in which he renders an indictment against the
United States government for violating his human rights by abducting,
kidnapping,incarcerating and mistreating him, British citizen Moazzam Begg, talks exclusively to "Wakeup Call's" Deepa Fernandes along with guest co-host
Pratap Chatterjee of Corp Watch. This is one of the only interviews he has
given to the US press since his release from prison on January 25, and it is
certainly the most lengthy interview.

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