If Congress gets its way, no more detainees will be released from Guantanamo -- not even for criminal prosecution. Has fear of the "terrorist in our midst" trumped the sense that imprisoning the innocent is "un-American"? And were American values ever a real way to win the debate on terrorism and human rights? Joseph Margulies, professor at Northwestern University and co-counsel for torture victim Abu Zubaydah, joins us to talk about Guantanamo and the blossoming of fear.
Joseph Margulies is assistant director of the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law and co-counsel for Abu Zubaydah, reportedly the first "War on Terrorism" US prisoner to experience torture at a CIA secret prison and later at Guantanamo.
With its huge populace and massive pollution problems, China is the world's biggest environmental disaster or the world's last hope for turning the tide back on climate change. We'll get an on the ground view from ZeeZee Zhong, an environmental activist with Shanghai Roots & Shoots, an NGO trying to work within the system.
ZeeZee Zhong is executive director of Shanghai Roots & Shoots
The Long March is one of Communist China's most majestic historical narratives, and now you can play it with a joystick. We'll speak with Chinese artist Feng Mengbo about his approach to new media in a project that turns the Long March into a video game, now on view at MoMA's PS1.
Feng Mengbo was one of the first Chinese artists to develop an interest in global networking, the virtual world and their effects on human behavior. Since the early 1990ís, he has worked at the intersection of painting and digital media.