Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50 years ago he had a dream

Video of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech- a historic, powerful
and eloquent speech.  Fifty years ago today he spoke those words. Years have not lessened their impact.

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013 Guantanamo 9/11 pretrial sketches. Final for the week

Today no detainees chose to attend the proceedings. I sketched Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, arguing how 'torture' is defined in the commissions,  the defense table for KSM, and Maj. Jason Wright discussing ongoing email security issues.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013 9/11 Guantanamo pretrial hearings sketches

Today I spent the whole day drawing from the viewing gallery in the back of the court.  My focus in the afternoon was to get the perspective of the victim family members who are watching the proceedings. 

Family members speak with media in Guantanamo

Last night family members of 9/11 victims spoke with us. I've sketched them with their own quotes as they told their stories.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013 Guantanamo- 9/11 pretrial sketches

One detainee, Ramzi bin al Shibh, was present for part of the day in today's pretrial hearings. In the afternoon he chose to leave court, defense then explaining why. 
I was able to get a gallery sketch as well as the prosecution today.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 Guantanamo- 9/11 pretrial hearings AUG 19-23

Today was the first day of a week of continuing 9/11 pretrial hearings. All the accused are compelled to attend first day, with the option to sit out the following days. At issue today was one detainee's illness and discomfort at having to be present during the hearings. Towards the end of the day, a brief closed session was held. We return first thing tomorrow morning.