As of Saturday, 100 of the 166 men being held at Guantanamo Bay prison are on hunger strike, with 20 being force-fed and five hospitalized, according to U.S. military officials.
This number has swollen since soldiers raided the camp where the men were being held and placed them into isolation cells on April 13. Detainees have told their lawyers that every prisoner is participating in the nearly three-month-old protest, and, as one put it in a New York Times op-ed, they "will not eat until they restore my dignity" and begin releasing people. read more
On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll discuss America's reaction to the Boston bombing and what it means to "self-radicalize." We'll also look at the current situation at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We'll talk about the hunger strikers and their transfer status and possible fates, as well as what a solution to the problem of indefinite detention could look like and how it could be created.
We'll also talk about the newly dedicated library of President George W. Bush, his legacy, and how time is changing the way we view him and his policies. read more
When the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opens to the public on May 1st, you, visitor, will be able to step into Dubya’s shoes—or, rather, his cowboy boots—and become your very own “Decider-in-Chief.” The new building will include the “Decisions Points Theater”—which has the same name as Bush’s 2010 memoir—where visitors can participate in an interactive exhibit called “If You Were 43.” read more