GUANTANAMO HUNGER STRIKE
When we went to Cuba in 2005, I was not a mother, I was not nursing and I had never been covered in baby snot or toddler vomit. It doesn't seem like so long ago and I am not a different person, but it is hard to be here when my friends and part of my heart are in D.C., working so hard for justice, accountability and all that I hold so dear.
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Ninety miles south of Florida, military physicians prepared for Ramadan by shackling detainees into restraint chairs and administering force feedings to hunger-striking prisoners, feedings that have been moved into the night hours in an effort to respect the Islamic practice of fasting from food and water during the day.
This week, Bianca Bosker puts the spotlight on Joel Osteen's efforts to spread God's word through social media, and Ryan J. Reilly looks at the hunger strikes that have brought attention -- if only briefly -- back to Guantanamo, and the fact that President Obama still hasn't honored his pledge to close the prison camp down.