“GRANITO: How to Nail a Dictator” now available on iTunes By Kate Doyle

17 December 2013 — Unredacted

In a startling loop of time and memory, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator shows how a filmmaker’s first documentary became instrumental in the indictment and conviction of Guatemala’s ex-dictator Ríos Montt for genocide against the Mayan population. “Granito” transports us back in time through haunting tale of state repression and violence, and then returns to the present with a cast joined by destiny- the quest to bring a dictator to justice. The work of the National Security Archive Senior Analyst Kate Doyle is featured in the film.

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Isa Muazu and the Perversion of Refugee Law By Akwesi Shaddai

17 December 2013 — New Left Project

Just as British wars abroad are justified by spurious claims about concern for human rights, it seems that the battle for rights at home has itself already been lost. It is well known that on-going conflicts throughout Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia and elsewhere have resulted in millions being displaced from their country of origin. However, when those fortunate enough to flee persecution arrive in the UK, they are often faced with the prospect of indefinite detention, followed by a fast-track evaluation system that leads to deportation in 99% of cases. Continue reading