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Diane Wilson is a long time environmental
activist, author and injured worker advocate o n the Texas
Gulf Coast.

She is presently on a hunger strike to stop V a lero from investing in the Canada tar sands.  She is a cofounder of Texas Injured
Workers www.texasinjuredworkers.org and a board member of  the Injured Workers National Network  www.iwnn.org and info@iwnn.org

www.texasinjuredworkers.org

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Detainees upon arrival at Camp X-Ray, January 2002 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why I Am on a Hunger Strike to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay Prison Adnan Latif spent 10 years in Guantanamo without being charged. He was a poet, father and a husband and had been cleared for release four times. Yet he continued to be imprisoned. He was found dead in his cell, one of 9 men who have died at Guantanamo. He asked, "Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?" My question is a lot more personal: Where are we, citizens of America?

Friday, January 4, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why I'm On A Hunger Strike In general, tar sands refineries spew more sulfur dioxide pollution per barrel produced than refineries that do not use tar sands. According to the EPA, short-term exposure to elevated sulfur dioxide levels is associated with reduced lung function, chest tightness, wheezing, shortness of breath, respiratory illness, deterioration of the lung's defense systems, and the aggravation of cardiovascular systems.