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How I Cured the Picky Eating 'Problem' in My House

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

I couldn't shake the feeling that my daughter's picky eating was the result of something I did. Was I a good enough cook? Was I making the food "fun" enough? Was "I" enough?

What is the US Government Trying to Hide on Guantanamo Force-Feeding?

Ginny Sloan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Transparency is a core component of JTF-GTMO's mission, a repeated pledge of the Obama administration, and a pillar of our democracy. The courts should force the military to live up to it.

5 Ways Children Learn To Hate Vegetables

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

Ever wonder why vegetable intake is notoriously low despite the constant news reports and advice about how much we should be eating them? Why do so many people say they don't have time to eat vegetables?

Medical Treatment by Brute Force

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.

Ryan J. Reilly

Inside The Gitmo Force Feeding Hearing The Federal Government Didn't Want You To See

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- On the fourth floor of a federal courthouse just blocks from the Capitol, two very different pictures are being painted of a 43-year-o...

Judge Orders Release Of Footage Showing Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Being Force-Fed

AP | By PETE YOST | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the public release of 28 videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being fo...

Ryan J. Reilly

Media Companies Push Court For Access To Guantanamo Force-Feeding Videos

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen news organizations filed a motion with a federal court in Washington on Friday seeking access to videos of a Guantanamo Bay deta...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gitmo Force-Feeding Videos So 'Grim' That Lawyer Had Trouble Sleeping Afterward

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lawyer representing a Guantanamo detainee on a hunger strike said Wednesday that she has had trouble sleeping after seeing videos of h...

Palestinian prisoners detained without charge or trial hunger for freedom

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Since April 24, 120 out of the 189 Palestinians held without charge or trial have refused taking any food. Hundreds, and on some days thousands, of fe...

5 Reasons Your Child Eats Differently Than You

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

Kids are learning about food in the same way that they learn to read and write. But as a society, we don't always look at kids eating this way. And as parents, we often forget that kids are not little adults when it comes to food.

Not Another Broken Promise on Guantánamo

Nancy Talanian | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

In the year since this latest promise, only 12 men have been released. Some 154 prisoners remain, half of whom were unanimously cleared years ago by high-level government officials.

Time to Move from Secrecy to Accountability at Guantanamo

Andrea Gittleman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Andrea Gittleman

Hiding problems never solves them. Transparency about past and present abuses is necessary to address victims' needs and prevent such acts from happening again.

Ryan J. Reilly

Appeals Court Grapples With Guantanamo Force-Feeding Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An appeals court panel in D.C. on Friday weighed whether it could or should end the force-feeding of detainees being held at military fa...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Stops Daily Release Of Hunger Strike Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Military officials at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp announced on Monday that they would stop automatically releasing the numbers of det...

What If They Force-fed Gandhi?

SpearIt | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
SpearIt

In the end, the goals of these inmates are not far from those of Gandhi. The difference, however, is that Gandhi was only one man with a whole continent of supporters while American prisoners, who number more than some small countries, have few Mos Defs in their corner.

WATCH: Guantanamo-Style Force Feeding Comes Right To Obama's Doorstep

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Guantanamo protester had a tube snaked through his nose and down his throat, with liquid nutrient pumped into his stomach just steps f...

California Prisoner Hunger Strike, Force Feeding, the UN, Catholic Bishops and Jerry Brown

Carole Travis | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Carole Travis

The demands of the hunger strikers are reasonable: an end to long-term indefinite solitary confinement, a telephone call now and then, some sunshine, a look at a tree, a bird, classes, the chance to hug their children, grandchildren, wife, mother, friend, group interaction.

Force-Feeding Approved In State's Prisons

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials on Monday to force-feed inmates if necessary as a ...

State Seeks Permission To Force-Feed Inmates

Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State and federal prison officials on Monday sought a judge's permission to force-feed ...

Force Feeding Violates Basic Medical Ethics and Our Core Values

Donna McKay | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Donna McKay

As a nation, we must do better. We must respect everyone's human rights, including those of detainees in our custody and care. Holding people in detention indefinitely violates American values and our country's core principles of justice and fairness.

Force-feeding Must Stop at Guantanamo

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Guantanamo represents a place where the United States broke faith with itself and used torture as an interrogation technique. It is a place where the moral wound of indefinite detention continues to cause immense pain and harm.

Ryan J. Reilly

Senators To Obama: Force-Feedings 'Should Be Alarming To All Of Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...