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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 01:39 AM

 

David Hicks Book Banned In The USA?

David Hicks Book Banned In The USA?


http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32787.htm
Has the US Banned the Autobiography of a Former Guantanamo Prisoner?

By Richard Edmondson

October 18, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - People might remember the name David Hicks. He is an Australian who was held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay from 2001 until 2007. In 2010 he published an autobiography entitled Guantanamo: My Journey. Reportedly the book details the years of torture he underwent while in the custody of the US military. Sounds like a book you might want to read. But strangely, it does not seem to be for sale in the U.S. Barnes and Noble does not list it at all. Amazon, conversely, does list it for sale— at its Kindle Store —but at the very spot on the page where we’d expect to see the “Buy Now” button, we find instead a notice reading, “This title is not available for customers from: United States.” Amazon also has a used hardcover copy for sale—only one—but it is available at the outrageous price of $105.15.

Hicks’ publisher is Random House Books-Australia. If you follow the link and click the “Buy Now” button, you are presented with a menu of retailers who offer Guantanamo: My Journey for sale on their websites at a price of $34.95 or less. All of them appear to be Australian outlets and the prices are in Australian dollars. Ctd....

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SESKATOW Oct 2012 OP
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #1
SESKATOW Oct 2012 #2
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #3
SESKATOW Oct 2012 #4
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #5
SESKATOW Oct 2012 #6
peakhillfm Oct 2012 #7
SESKATOW Oct 2012 #8

Response to SESKATOW (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:18 AM

1. The book's been out two years. I'd guess it simply wasn't in demand in the US, since

most Americans probably don't know who he was

Of course, last year Australia looked for a while like it might confiscate all profits, using his plea bargain as a basis for a "proceeds of crime" action -- but they got their butts kicked by the public outcry in Oz and dropped the threat

Some US states have "Son of Sam" laws that might be used similar, though I don't recall any such US Federal statute

How exactly do you think the US could ban Hicks' book?

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:23 AM

2. some friendly advice - it might help to actually read the article

 

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Response to SESKATOW (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 01:06 PM

3. it's consistent with simple lack of interest in the book in the US



the article doesn't answer the question, and you don't answer the question, how the US could ban Hicks' book

I see no evidence the book has been banned, in any sense

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:32 PM

4. Yeah?

 

Where can I buy it in the land of the free?

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Response to SESKATOW (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:45 PM

5. where have you tried to get it?

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:39 PM

6. have you?

 

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Response to SESKATOW (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:12 AM

7. Where can you get it.......

Seskatow,Hey man I suggest that you look on line and at any good book stores.It is avaiable at Dymocks and I did see it on Amazon,so dont tell me that you cant get it...open your eyes man.
By the way if the Yanks cant handle the truth/heat then get out of the kitchen....

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Response to peakhillfm (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:09 AM

8. Peakstar- one available US

 

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