Oct 21 2015

Journalist Exposes “Little Guantanamos” Inside US

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GUEST: Will Potter, an investigative journalist specializing in civil liberties post-9/11 and how protest has been labeled as terrorism. He is also a TED Senior Fellow, author of ‘Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege’.

In August 2015, journalist and senior TED fellow Will Potter gave a TED talk about the most secretive prisons in the US, called Communications Management Units or CMUs. That talk was just released online, and in it, Potter describes how two such CMUs exist – one in Terre Haute, Indiana and the other in Marion, Illinois – and how they house a few dozen prisoners, mostly Muslim men and some white environmental and other left wing political activists. These CMUs, which were launched in 2006, are essentially prisons within prisons.

Watch Will Potter’s TED Talk about CMUs here: http://www.ted.com/talks/will_potter_the_secret_us_prisons_you_ve_never_heard_of_before?share=1bf7f81d76

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