Posted in hiphop | music on July 8, 2013

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As the month-long fast of Ramadan starts this evening (7/8), Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) is protesting -- and raising awareness of -- the force feeding of more than 100 hunger-striking detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay by undergoing the prodedure himself and has released a video of it happening.

Many Muslim and human rights groups have urged President Obama to halt force-feeding of prisoners during Ramadan. The video was made by human rights charity Reprieve and Bafta-award winning director Asif Kapadia. You can watch it (via The Guardian) below -- it is not pleasant viewing.

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Comments (60)

Remember when Obama said he was going to close Gitmo? LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 6:46 PM

Hahahaha, I can't help but laugh at all you tools who though Obama was actually gonna change shit. Dumb fucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 7:21 PM

He's such a weirdo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 8:22 PM

Obama did nothing he said he would do, did everything bush did, and also ruined the economy worse then any president in history, and do I need to mention PRISM?
Obama supporters are ignorant people that need to wake up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 8:35 PM

mos def is a muslim now?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 8:39 PM

shit people would pay big bucks to see this happen to a chick

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:07 PM

this is some hardcore shit. very disturbing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:23 PM

835 You need a history lesson. And a clue.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:30 PM

^ actually 8:35 is correct.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:45 PM

blaming the economy collapse on obama is pretty idiotic. i don't think his social programs impacted the overall problem that much.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:50 PM

Obama didn't cause the economic collapse, but he certainly made it worse and also added 7 trillion to the deficit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:52 PM

He's right, they should just let them starve to death. But leave a little hummus in the corner of the cell in case they change their minds.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:58 PM

RAND PAUL 2016!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:23 PM

We're out of Iraq. We killed Osama. We're are headed for full employment in 2 years.

Oh shoot! We forgot to release 100 prisoners that we torture everyday. :'(

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:25 PM

"We're are headed for full employment in 2 years"

Please let me smoke some of that Pcp you have...

The Obama administration has taken a bad economy and made it worse.
Much Worse. The U.S. is sinking, and its because the Obama administration does nothing but pander to world banks. And jobless rates have skyrocketed under Obama. I could spend hours typing the details of how Obama has taken the George Bush initiatives and expanded them, but this is a music blog and you idiotic Obama supporters cannot accept critisizm of your man.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:48 PM

"Obama didn't cause the economic collapse, but he certainly made it worse and also added 7 trillion to the deficit."

You think McCain wouldn't have done the bailout? Nigga, please.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 11:28 PM

y'all are dumb. yea, the adding to the deficit was iffy, but if they didn't do that your dad probably would've killed himself. so it's a trade-off.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 11:30 PM

Things are getting worse, not better. Anyone do any job searching lately?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 11:54 PM

1048 Open your eyes. The US is far from sinking. The jobless rate is slowly going down. Obama ain't perfect but he was dealt a tough situation when he came in. Tough to tell if anyone else would have done a better job. Stop listening to that moron Glenn Beck. And yes, let's stick to music although most people who come on here seem to know very little about that subject.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 11:55 PM

^ the jobless rate is not going down. The way they bend those numbers is propaganda. Only part time jobs have increased. Full time jobs still plummet under Obama. And millions choose disability once their unemployment runs out so they are now considered "off" the field.
-That's one way the Obama administration lies to the public about how the economy is "improving" (Among like 5000 other ways Obama lies to the American people)

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 12:04 AM

These terrorist bitches don't know how good they got it down in Gitmo. They came up to my joint and that shit would be getting real right quick, ya feel me?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 12:13 AM

The current administration supports torture. The facts are there.
Obama is a liar and a con-man. Y'all got duped by his "hope and change" lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 12:21 AM

Rand Paul (Ayn Rand) in the house!

"critisizm" says it all.

Can't we all just agree that Moist Derp did 9/11?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 12:29 AM

PRISM = OBAMA

Flush your rights down the toilet and follow your tyrant leader who also supports torture, and lies every single moment since the day he was elected. Blind followers is what Nazi's really liked too. Y'all need to wake up and see that your beloved president is basically George Bush but worse. He signed the NDAA act and also expanded the Patriot act and added 7 trillion to economy. These are facts not opinions.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 12:42 AM

PRISM = OBAMA

Flush your rights down the toilet and follow your tyrant leader who also supports torture, and lies every single moment since the day he was elected. Blind followers is what Nazi's really liked too. Y'all need to wake up and see that your beloved president is basically George Bush but worse. He signed the NDAA act and also expanded the Patriot act and added 7 trillion to economic DEFECIT. These are facts not opinions.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 12:44 AM

Hope.
Change.

Hahahaha, suckers. Read more about Obama & Gitmo http://www.salon.com/2012/07/23/the_obama_gitmo_myth/

Change!
Hope!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 12:58 AM

Go clean your gun...and get back on your meds (once you wipe the spittle from your face).

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:00 AM

President Obama's claim that 'this is the most transparent administration in history' has once again proven false. In fact, it appears that no administration has ever been more secretive and propaganda filled to keep the American people blind to its blatant abuses.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:02 AM

Although I do enjoy discussing politics, I prefer discussing hummus and various hummus related products... Can we steer this ship into that territory please?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:07 AM

1204 You are clueless. Obama has nothing to do with the labor numbers. He couldn't change them if he wanted to nor can any other president. If the numbers are skewed now than they always have been. Do your homework before telling your own lies!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:13 AM

"President Obama's claim that 'this is the most transparent administration in history' has once again proven false. In fact, it appears that no administration has ever been more secretive and propaganda filled to keep the American people blind to its blatant abuses."

That is a very accurate statement.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:17 AM

In response to 1:13's rediculous statement:
I point out that on numerous speeches Obama lies blatantly on record how the job scene is improving. The way he lies with a straight face to the public is done very well though. He really is convincing!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:27 AM

117 That is your opinion not a fact. You may be right but it still an opinion. Actually "In fact, it appears that no administration has ever been more secretive" is 100% wrong. Try Nixon for starters. You are obviously a FOXNEWS devotee who knows little about American history. I'd suggest going to another website to talk your nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:32 AM

^ as soon as somebody points out the true nature of your beloved Obama you call them a Fox News supporter. And I believe it is you who knows little about American history.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:34 AM

I recall Obama PROMISING to close Gitmo when he was running for election. Much respect to Mos Def to expose Obama's lies.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:40 AM

134 And as soon as people point out mis-info spewed by those on the right they use childish terms like "beloved" "the messiah" "the anointed one". Grow up already. If The GOP wasn't so out of touch with America and would put up a half decent candidate they might have a chance in national elections but that's a pipe dream. Goodnight.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:45 AM

^ funny how you think the GOP and Democrats are different. Lol
They are the same... Just look at how Obama is doing the EXACT same things Bush did. And actually EXPANDED upon them.

And you say to me "Goodnight" but it appears you have already been asleep.

Wake up and see facts my man.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:57 AM

why not blame the house and senate too?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 2:04 AM

Wall Street owns you suckers. The government is ruled by big business and lobbyists. Obama has proven to be a gimmick and the NSA has all your texts and Facebook messages stored in data storage which Obama supports. Your rights are finished and the constitution is basically toilet paper under this current administration.
And Obama promises to close Gitmo and Mos Def exposes his lies an we read it on a music blog.
Wow. 1984 was 30 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 2:12 AM

Here is an interesting fact for you:

In 2013 you live in a world where everything that you say, everything you do, everyone you talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 2:33 AM

You guys are clueless. The NSA has all of your texts? And who exactly is reading them? Obama is a gimmick? At least he isn't starting 10 year wars and lying to the country and Congress to get into them. I could give 2 shits about Gitmo. I've done better in the last 5 years or so than I ever have so I got no complaints. NYC is still hummin' along. God Bless America, still the best country in the world. You don't agree? LEAVE!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 3:42 AM

Why don't they ever show what the terrorist do to the Americans that they capture? I am not saying that it is EVER ok to do that to anyone, but they are portraying these people as innocent people. These people are terrorist who have lots of blood on their hands and would like nothing more then to kill you. Do you think that the people in their country are making videos about the mistreatment of American war prisoners, no. And if they were the people there would probably celebrate it. Like I said don't get me wrong it is never ok to do this, I think that if they want to starve to death that you should let them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 7:04 AM

When were the trials that determined these people are terrorists?^

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 7:07 AM

OH I do so love the crazy eyes Leftie that still clings to his outdated and transparent belief that insulting someone that has an opposite opinion actually garners them sympathy and agreement. Yeah, that's right Cupcake (... in your mind).

OK, meanwhile back on Planet Earth ....

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 7:26 AM

who care what dis nigga sayin, WHERE IS JAH RULE TO HELP ME MAKE SENSE OF ALL DIS?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 7:27 AM

@ 704 the same place where the American prisoners have their trail. I wonder if Mos Deff will make a video about them...probably not.i have seen people with my own eyes do things and then were found innocent in a trial because it was only my word against theirs. ( Trust me they are guilty, they arent just picking up random people as you would like to think Bin laden didnt have trial and we all know he was guilty)These people think that our weakness is " compassion and emotion" which is why the use women as shields and strap bombs to children because they know we are less likely to shoot ( even though they would have know problem shooting at us) they are using our " weakness against us again they know that if they get enough Americans to feel bad for them they will be set free and they will be able to kill Americans again. I find it funny how a bunch of people who have never been over there can sit around and act like they know what they are talking about. You have know idea

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 8:36 AM

^^ correction 7:07 and the trails were held at the same time as the American prisoners were held

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 8:47 AM

tangnanyotamana.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 9:29 AM

Barack Hussein "Bush" Obama is trolling you guys pretty hard

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 9:53 AM

Maybe just love each other, break the law when convenient and possible, try to avoid paying taxes as hard as you can, don't vote, don't watch the news?
Maybe don't engage in mindless political discourse when you could be experiencing the positive things in life and discussing things that are passionate and beautiful?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 11:12 AM

Damn. FunnyorDie better step their game up, pronto.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 11:46 AM

11:12 is right, let's discuss the music of Lauryn Hill

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 1:33 PM

Don't want to be in Guantanamo bay? Don't be a Muslim terrorist. Simple

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2013 1:13 AM

OBAMA doesn't take prisioners. He blows them up with drones.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2013 6:25 AM

Using Obama as the reason for the country's problems is basically a straw-man argument. Easy to point the finger at him. Obama, Bush, Clinton, no difference. You may want to look at our do-nothing Congress, and the corporations that have their hands in Congress's pockets, if you want to see where much of our problems lie.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2013 2:34 PM

Very fine acting Mos.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2013 8:03 PM

I understand the root of your anger 2:34, but your argument is essentially flawed since there is an enormous difference between Obama and Bush and Clinton. I agree with you that they are all misrepresentative not just of the office but of the principles that they espoused to get elected, but Obama has done more to dismantle the standing of America within the world community economically, socially, militarily and of course ethically than even the other two combined. He has been so inept at running the country that the crazy arguments (e.g. that he is doing it on purpose because he is a communist / muslim / etc.) gain credence and the appearance of truth. No, there is no straw man.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2013 8:38 PM

I know i've been spending too much time looking at BV posts, when I recognize some of the same characters over and over (i.e. the guy at 7:26 who always uses the phrase "crazy eyes leftie" to describe anyone who does not hold conservative/libertarian-ish views).

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2013 2:56 PM

"there is an enormous difference between Obama and Bush"

I agree. The difference is huge. With Bush, you expect him to say stupid things and support unpopular measures. With Obama, you don't expect him to do the same, but he does. At least Bush was direct, while Obama is a hypocrite. Constitutional scholar my ass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2013 3:23 PM

not that i support what is being done to the prisoners.. but i had a fiber optic camera, which was thicker than that tube, shoved up my nose and down my stomach and barely flinched. Again i don't support anyone being force fed, but this seems like horrible acting

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 4:50 PM

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