Insight, debate, US midterms and a quiz thrown in: the week ahead at the Frontline Club
A precise critique of how Guantanamo Bay breached Geneva Conventions, analysis of how Adelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was prosecuted for the Lockerbie bombing because of the need for a scapegoat and discussion as to whether the experiences of the Muslim community can be compared to the Irish in the second half of the 20th century.
These are some of the issues acclaimed human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce has addressed in a collection of essays called Dispatches form The Dark Side, on torture and the death of justice, which she will be discussing with the Guardian’s legal affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch at tonight’s event.
From 9pm tonight we will be broadcasting coverage of the US midterm elections in the Club room so you can watch the results and analysis over a drink or meal.
We will be sticking with the US midterms for part of our First Wednesday discussion – a chance to chew over the results in a public meeting hosted by the BBCbefore we move on to discuss Yemen following revelations at the weekend of failed attempts to plant bombs on planes destined for the US.
Also in this busy week we have a quiz in the Club room Stevyn Colgan, a premiere of The Alternative Iraq Enquiry a film that seeks to establish where responsibility lies for the war in Iraq.
Looking ahead to next week, we have a screening that tells the story of two brothers-in-law and their involvement with Al-Qaeda on Monday and on Tuesday Tariq Ali will be discussing his new book The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at home, war abroad.