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Forcé Feeding

Ryan J. Reilly

Senators To Obama: Force-Feedings 'Should Be Alarming To All Of Us' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to end force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay. "We ... encourage you to direct the De...

Obama Administration: Court Can't Intervene In Guantanamo Force-Feeding

Reuters | Jane Sutton | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Jane Sutton MIAMI, July 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. federal court has no jurisdiction and no legal basis to intervene in the force-feed...

Doctors Urged To Stop 'Aggravated Assault'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. military doctors should refuse orders to force-feed hunger strikers a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Critics Of Guantanamo Force-Feeding Dismissed As 'Political' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A military physician who oversees the nurses who force-feed Guantanamo’s hunger-striking detainees told reporters visiting the remote ...

Know-Nothing Security

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Security is a real need, of course, but know-nothing security flouts that need, often enough both ignoring and aggravating the real dangers we face while, at the same time, inflicting massive inconvenience on people innocently caught in its web.

Death is Preferable to Life at Obama's Guantanamo

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Although a few days after his first inauguration, Obama promised to shutter Guantanamo, it remains open.

Indefinite Enemies

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We need enemies. Homeland Security is psychological. Thus the guilt or innocence of the Gitmo prisoners and all our other detainees is irrelevant.

A Darkening Cloud Hangs Over Guantanamo

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

President Obama said at his news conference Tuesday, "I continue to believe that we've got to close Guantanamo." He then added, "Congress determined that they would not let us close it." Unfortunately, the president's comments are misleading.

In Guantanamo, Obama's Promise of Hope Has Transformed Into Hopelessness

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 03.29.2013 | World
Peter Jan Honigsberg

Over the past several weeks, the media has covered hunger strikes in Guantanamo. The coverage suggests that the military has interfered with the detai...

Foie Gras: Something to Think About

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

I have listened to a lot of arguments regarding the treatment of ducks and geese in the production of foie gras, and I have to say that I really don't understand the moral dilemma.

Death at Guantanamo Hovers Over Obama's Middle East Visit

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

A death at Guantánamo is always felt keenly in the Muslim world, and is also uncomfortable for the Obama administration, which claims that it is running a "humane" facility.

Guantanamo's Long-Term Hunger Striker Should Be Sent Home

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Ahmed Zuhair, a 35-year old Saudi prisoner at Guantánamo -- and a father of ten -- has been on a hunger strike since June 2005, at the start of a fra...