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Guantanamo Hunger Strike Spreads

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UK-based human rights group Reprieve attorney, Clive Stafford Smith, represents Shaker Aamer. He said guards try ending strike action forcefully. Physical and psychological includes sleep deprivation, brutal cell extractions, and other abusive practices. Prisoners are treated like dogs.

Shaker was "badly punished for joining the strike. He has been denied various things that were ordered for medical reasons, including his second isomat (for his back), his blanket (for arthritis), his knee brace (for his knee injury), his back brace for his back problems), and the pressure socks that are meant to help with the edema in his feet." 

"He even went ten days without being allowed a toothbrush."

America's by far the world's leading human rights abuser. No other nation comes close. It's record is unmatched. It's unprincipled, longstanding and unconscionable. 

No one's safe from its ravages. Everyone's vulnerable globally. Presidential diktats can order assassinations, arrests, indefinite detentions and torture. Innocence is no defense. State terror is official policy. So is cruel and inhumane treatment.

Guantanamo operates lawlessly. It's America's public face. It symbolizes brutal harshness. Obama bears full responsibility. He menaces humanity. It may not survive his second term.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at Email address removed

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

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