Hunger strikes are a desperate action taken by people with no other means to call attention to their plight.
I used to be ignorant of American History. I believed we were a good nation.
Over the years I have learned we are a blood thirsty genocidal nation, one that wages imperialistic wars and enslaves people and nations for the benefit of the rich who control corporations.
Over the last ten years I have come to realize we are a nation that thinks nothing of torturing prisoners of war. We deny them all rights, water board them, destroy their humanity and more.
We have a history of doing this.
We did it to the Suffragists during the 1910s.
Now we do it to the prisoners in Guantanamo.