Hunger for justice

This Ramadan, I will pray for the men of Guantanamo Bay.

Guantánamo hunger strike: US to force-feed detainees during Ramadan | World news | guardian.co.uk .

Obama urged to halt Ramadan force-feeding at Guantánamo | World news | The Guardian .

When Yasiin Bey was force-fed Guantánamo Bay-style – eyewitness account | World news | The Guardian .

The above video of Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) being forcefed is really awful, just a warning.

Why we are hunger-striking in solidarity with Guantánamo’s detainees | Clive Stafford Smith | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk .

(Also, Wednesday is sorry, again.)

Best articles on the Boston bombing so far…

“Is that what “terrorism” is? “When multiple (explosive) devices go off”? If so, that encompasses a great many things, including what the US does in the world on a very regular basis. Of course, the quest to know whether this was “terrorism” is really code for: “was this done by Muslims”?”

The Boston bombing produces familiar and revealing reactions | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

“What made them suspect him? He was running—so was everyone. The bystander handed the man to the police, who reportedly thought he smelled like explosives; his wounds might have suggested why. He said something about thinking there would be a second bomb—as there was, and often is, to target responders. If that was the reason he gave for running, it was a sensible one. He asked if anyone was dead—a question people were screaming. And he was from Saudi Arabia, which is around where the logic stops. Was it just the way he looked, or did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?”

The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker

And less depressingly, this

Inspiring Images From Boston – Business Insider

and this:

To Boston. From Kabul. With Love. – Principle Pictures.