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PBC News & Comment: Freedom Nears for 6 Gitmo Prisoners

Secretary Hagel notified Congress of plan to send 6 Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay, including hunger striker Dhiab–it’s long overdue!….Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

–Four updates on America’s Gulag:

–Defense secretary Hagel notifies Congress that he is finally approving transfer of 6 Gitmo prisoners to Uruguay, including hunger striker Dhiab

–nurse at Guantanamo refuses to force feed hunger striker Dhiab

–appeals court ruling leaves confusion about military tribunals

–in Guardian, Spencer Ackerman reveals hunger strikes at Bagram prison

–US media takes Israeli spin on ‘cease fire” without challenge, basis for false claim that “Israel has no choice” but to hit Hamas harder

–Israel hints that ground invasion of Gaza is next

–on Facebook, reaction to our Max Blumenthal interview turns ugly

–GOP-controlled House passes short-term highway fund fix

–ObamaCo seeks to block “inversion” deals, where American companies merge with foreign firms to avoid US taxes

–in Minneapolis, advisor to bishop quits, charging continuing coverups of pedophile priests

–Latino conservative columnist Ruben Navarette takes strong stand for refugee children