"He is starting to communicate and I am happy that medically he is on the right path."
Rather than dealing with the problems raised by a policy of massive preventive detentions, force-feeding adds insult to injury: it violates basic human rights simply to allow other human rights violations to persist without struggle or social outcry.
A federal judge wants to speed up the release of classified footage showing the force feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainees. Cori Crider, attorney with U.K.-based organization Reprieve, joins to discuss.
It was Cultural Heritage Day at my son's school and for lunch, parents brought in food from their nationality. As one boy sat down to his plate of unfamiliar food, he started to cry. I went up to him to see if he was OK and he said: "I don't like this food."
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?
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.
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?
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.