Laura Flanders on Margaret Thatcher, Pardiss Kebriaei on Guantanamo

This week on CounterSpin: Margaret Thatcher’s death brought a wave of gushing coverage of the former prime minister, who was credited for bring her country into the modern world—by vanquishing powerful and unions and privatizing inefficient public services. But journalist Laura Flanders remembers a different Thatcher legacy; she’ll join us to talk about it.

Also on the show: Detainees at Guantanamo have engaged in a life-threatening hunger strike for months, a stark representation of the desperation of men, a majority of whom have been cleared to leave the prison yet are still held there, with no end to their detention in sight. Guantanamo is something of a journalistic black hole as well; we’ll talk about the effort to shed light on it with Pardiss Kebriaei, senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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