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Fasting Protest at U.S. Capitol

October 20, 1986

Thank you, Lawrence Weschler, for pointing out the complete apathy with which the media treated four American war veterans on hunger strike to protest American military involvement in Nicaragua.

With the passing of each day, a Medal of Honor winner, Charley Liteky, and war veterans George Mizo, Brian Willson and Duncan Murphy were moving silently toward death. While the television cameras continue to report the movements of Nicholas Daniloff--including a recent stop at Disney World and the details of his new publishing contract--the press at large has ignored the plight of four brave prisoners of conscience, their lives and voices slipping from all of us as they kept their vigil on the steps of our nation's Capitol.

PAMELA TURSKI

Beverly Hills

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