Hunger Strike...

One of the many unfortunate side effects of Hurrican Katrina is that the disaster in the U.S. south has taken attention away from the rest of the bumbling fuck-ups of the current administration in Washington. For instance, a short piece from the Cuban website, Adelante On Line:
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
Hunger Strike Grows at Guantánamo Prison

Washington, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, a Cuban territory illegally occupied by the US, have joined a hunger strike, bringing the number refusing food to 128.
Eighteen prisoners have been hospitalized, including 13 who are being tube-fed.
According to their lawyers, in the latest of a series of hunger strikes since 2002 by detainees, as many as 200 prisoners were involved in the protest, demanding release or immediate trial.
Many of the inmates have been held without charge for more than three years. The Guantanamo prison holds about 500 prisoners from nearly 40 countries.
The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which has provided lawyers for many detainees, says some prisoners have threatened to starve to death unless they are put on trial or released.
The CCR has also claimed that at least three detainees were abused by the military's Extreme Reaction Force.

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