There are about 100 strikers, 30 of whom are being force-fed.
Reports continue to emerge of detainees collapsing from hunger in solitary confinement, while others remain shackled to hospital beds.
And remember, 86 of the 166 prisoners in Gitmo — a significant portion of the strike — have already been absolved of any terrorism charges and cleared for release. Not surprisingly, they make up a significant portion of the strike:
The hunger strike is being carried out not only by “suspects” being held at the facility, but many detainees who have long since been cleared for release, and who the administration simply never seems to get around to releasing. After years of waiting, many see death as the only way out, and the force-feedings as just one more arbitrary punishment.
Skittish college professors won’t stop the digital disruption of higher education.
what I want are managers willing to front the money so that online students get the attention they need to succeed; MOOCs assume students have the skills to get by on some magical theory of knowledge transmission - watch and you will receive. and that’s the oldest form of university bullshit we know.
good pedagogy enables, supports, opens doors, confronts, challenges. it doesn’t just dump info in your lap and say, learn boy learn
…”[n]o one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against. From the perspective of Americans…
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