Gitmo Prisoners Ready to Starve to Death


For 56 days now, dozens of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have taken part in a massive hunger strike. The reason for the refusal to eat is an effort to protest the treatment within the facility, and according to the prisoners’ attorneys they are willing to lose their lives in the process. According to the US military, some of the captives have been force fed through feeding tubes, but still much of the details of the protest are shrouded in secrecy. Jason Leopold, lead investigative reporter with TruthOut, joins us with the latest.

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