Props for new pope, Kickstarter for WWIII & Gitmo hunger strike over?
Abby Martin remarks on news that military officials have declared an end to the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison, despite the fact that several detainees remain on strike and continue to receive twice-daily torturous force-feeding sessions. Pope Francis’ change in tone regarding the Catholic Church’s more traditionally held views about contraception, homosexuality, and the global financial system. Tyler Alexander, of SecondCity, talks about their viral comedy sketch pleading for people to fund WWIII via Kickstarter. Rep. Peter King called out for grouping all Somali-Americans with Al-Shabaab militants and advocating racial profiles of Muslim-Americans yet again. Finally, an interview with Eugene Puryear, author of ‘Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America’, about how the US became the country holding a quarter of the world’s prisoners, the privatization of prisons, and the racial bias inherent in the criminal justice system.