Three days of Guantanamo and Pelican Bay prisoner solidarity Sept. 4-6, 2013
We began with an event Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Busboys and Poets Cafe with music and speakers. This was followed Thursday, Sept. 5, by a morning vigil leading into the trial of Diane Wilson, who fasted for 58 days on water only, and on the 57th day went over the fence at the White House in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of prisoners in Guantanamo. On Friday, while vigilers in front of the White House watched the excruciating process of feeding through a nasal-gastric tube (currently administered twice a day to some 30 hunger-striking prisoners in Guantanamo), Diane was found guilty but given a fine a probation---no jail time. On Thursday, the Pelican Bay prisoners, also part of the reason for the solidarity fasts, suspended their own hunger strike.
Sep 4, 2013