| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri has vowed in a video released Wednesday to break out Muslim prisoners from U.S. penitentiaries and the heavily fortified compound for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The blustery threat to retaliate for U.S....
| Aug 17, 2013
Re "How to close Guantanamo," Opinion, Aug. 14
Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin propose steps to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which holds Al Qaeda terrorists. These proposals threaten U.S. security and should be...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:31 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Jay Leno have all joined prison hunger strikers in calling for an end to California's use of solitary confinement to control prison gang violence.
The civil rights crusaders, rock singer...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:57 AM
FT. MEADE, Md.— Young, naive, gay and good-intentioned, wanting to save lives in a combat zone, feeling responsible for U.S soldiers and Iraqi citizens and hoping they all make it home safely — that is the true Pfc. Bradley Manning, his...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:41 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A prisoners' rights lawyer says Monday's federal judge's order allowing California prison doctors to force-feed inmates on hunger strike "violates international law and generally accepted medical ethics."
Force-feeding "should only be used...
| Jul 10, 2013
Re "Guantanamo's shame," Opinion, July 7
It's our shame, not just Guantanamo's shame.
We are all complicit in this shame, for how we treat others says more about each of us than it does about the ones who are the cause of our hatred. It's way past...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
About 30,000 California prisoners this week began what could potentially be the biggest prison hunger strike in state history. Out of curiosity, I checked out the petition containing the prisoners’ demands. The first signature belongs to Todd...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:12 PM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Like a distant cousin who unexpectedly shows up for dinner after years of ignoring invitations, President Obama arrived in Sweden on Wednesday for a last-minute, but first-ever, presidential visit to this Scandinavian capital....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:43 PM
What is it like to be force-fed by a tube jammed up your nose while shackled to a restraint chair? Mos Def demonstrates the procedure in a stomach-churning new video on the Guardian’s website meant to shed light on what the Guantanamo Bay...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Hunger will change you. Just ask Thomas Mahany.
The Michigan stonemason and veterans' advocate has starved himself three times in the name of justice, living only on water spiked with lemon juice and salt for weeks at a time....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Right now, more than 100 detainees at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are engaged in a months-long hunger strike. Many are being involuntarily fed through neogastric tubes, a practice that rapper and activist Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def)...