Gitmo detainees have been staging hunger strikes almost since the island prison opened. Prisoners, their counsel and advocates all say force-feeding practices are purposely painful and inhumane, but the U.S. government says it’s “safe-guarding” the prisoners’ health.

Pinochet’s Chile: A Playground For Complicit Foreigners
An agricultural commune-turned Pinochet detention and torture center led by a German man accused of child sexual molestation could provide a major key to unraveling and laying bare the atrocities of the dictatorship era.
Share this article!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
    • Google+
    Crucifixion Sentence Of Political Dissident Sparks Backlash That Threatens Saudi Monarchy
    Al Saud may not have realized the storm of criticism and furor it was inviting when a popular Shiite cleric was violently arrested, jailed and ultimately sentenced to death. As the political and religious leader withers in jail, dissent is simmering to a boil within Saudi borders.
    Share this article!
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
      • Google+
      Density Of Industrial Hog Farms In North Carolina Prompts Civil Rights Investigation
      People living near North Carolina’s large-scale hog farms have complained for decades about health and quality-of-life issues, with communities of color reportedly disproportionately affected. The EPA is now considering whether to launch a full investigation.
      Share this article!
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
        • Google+
        Syngenta Facing Legal Blitz Over Genetically Modified Corn
        Biotech giant Syngenta’s fact sheet on a genetically modified corn urges farmers to “plant with confidence,” yet when China rejected this corn because the country hadn’t approved that particular product for its market, the entire U.S. corn industry suffered.
        Share this article!
        • Twitter
        • Facebook
          • Google+
          2014 Elections Paint Gruesome Future For Republican Party
          With Republicans likely to take the Senate on the back of the “six-year itch,” the lead-up to 2016 is going to reveal whether the GOP can overcome party in-fighting and come up with a unified front to address the nation’s dilemmas.
          Share this article!
          • Twitter
          • Facebook
            • Google+
            Zim Shipping "On The Ropes" In Oakland As Activists Prepare To Block The Boat Again
            A diverse coalition of pro-Palestine activists and organizations prepare to return to stop Israel’s largest maritime cargo corporation from unloading cargo at the Port of Oakland, costing the Israeli shipping company money and time and hurting its reputation.
            Share this article!
            • Twitter
            • Facebook
              • Google+