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US vets join Gitmo hunger strike

Of the 166 detainees still at the Guantanamo Bay prison, 104 are on a hunger strike that has lasted over four months as they protest indefinite detentions without trial or even charges. They have now been joined by several US war veterans, including former Army medic Diane Wilson who spoke with Dennis J Bernstein.

Several US war veterans are on a hunger strike seeking to close down the Guantanamo Bay prison and demanding the freedom of detainees who face no charges and are not considered security threats.

One of these veterans is Diane Wilson, a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas Gulf Coast who has been on a water-only hunger strike for 50 days. She talked with Dennis J Bernstein on Pacifica’s “Flashpoints” program about the protest, which mirrors one underway by most of the Guantanamo prisoners.

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