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Force-feeding at Guantánamo

July 8, 2013

Like everything to do with Guantánamo, this video of Mos Def subjecting himself to the Standard Operating Procedure for force-feeding detainees—currently done twice a day, every day, two hours at a time, mostly to desperate people held for years without charges and cleared for release but with no end to their imprisonments in sight—is really disturbing. At a certain point I no longer see how you avoid the following conclusion: Gitmo is the running sore of America making a mockery of everything it so loudly claims to uphold.