Via New York Magazine. Set your DVRs now.
Also a small ray of hope, from Daniel Politi at Slate:
Six detainees who had spent 12 years in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, were sent to Uruguay as refugees in the first resettlement of detainees in a South American country. The prisoners—four Syrians, one Tunisian, and a Palestinian—were detained in 2002, but were never charged and made up the largest group ever resettled in the Western Hemisphere. They have been getting ready for the transfer for months and have been taking Spanish lessons at the detention center since March, reports the Miami Herald. The best-known of the six is Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian who has been on a prolonged hunger strike and filed a lawsuit to prevent the military from force-feeding him. Although his release is likely to make the case irrelevant, the fight over whether a videotape of the procedure should be released is likely to continue, details the New York Times.
The United States has transferred 19 prisoners out of Guantanamo this year, leaving a total of 136 detainees in the controversial prison that President Obama has vowed to shut down. The White House is optimistic that if it can get the number of detainees down to “two digits,” Congress will revoke the law preventing the transfer of Guantánamo prisoners to U.S. soil, details the Times. If all low-level detainees approved for transfer are taken out of Guantánamo, some 69 would remain…
Apart from hoarding what hope we can gather, what’s on the agenda as we start another week?