The Detention of Mexican Journalist Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto
Peter Sterne, Senior Reporter with the Freedom of the Press Foundation, joins us to talk about the case of Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez-Soto. On July 26, Gutierrez-Soto and his son Oscar were released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in El Paso, Texas. The two had been held in ICE detention for more than seven months, ever since being arrested and nearly deported by ICE agents on December 7, 2017.
ALL PLAYED OUT - A spoken word piece from Bob Avakian
We'll also hear "All Played Out," words by Bob Avakian, music by William Parker
ICE Arrests Immigrant Journalist Manuel Duran Ortega
James Tager, the Deputy Director of Free Expression Research and Policy at PEN America. We'll be talking about the political persecution of Memphis Journalist Manuel Duran Ortega (Left), an immigrant from El Salvador, who was arrested by Memphis police while covering an anti-ICE protest, and then turned over to ICE, which is now threatening him with deportation.
PEN America, founded in 1922, "stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide."