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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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 ...

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 | Food
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.