Who is Visiitor


Birth name: Palina Prasasouk

I’m a writer and photographer who focuses mostly on issues of national security, civil liberties, human rights, and detention.

My favorite things to photograph are protests and musical events, both come from a place of passion.

Media Fellow for Witness Against Torture‘s campaign to close Guantánamo.

My work can be found in Truth-Out, The GuardianCommon Dreams , Salon, OpEd News, Rue Morgue, Afropunk, and on the Syfy channel.

All images on wearevisitors.org are copyright of Palina Prasasouk and free of charge with permission.


Watch my video reel here


 Archives

October 18, 2013

Photos from tube-feeding of solidarity hunger striker, Andres Thomas Conteris in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals.


October 16, 2013

THE AAMER APPEAL TO STOP FORCE-FEEDING IN GUANTANAMO

Op-Ed News reprint

Lawyers for Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay have filed an appeal in the case of Shaker Aamer vs. Barack Obama, a case that was first filed in June 2013 to halt the force-feedings of hunger strikers Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, and Nabil Hadjarab. 


September 18, 2013

PROTECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT UNLESS YOU ARE EXERCISING YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Video and blog about the time I was hit in the head and face while silently kneeling at a vigil for Guantanamo.

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September 13, 2013

KEEPING GUANTANAMO ON AMERICAN MINDS

Truth-Out reprint

On Friday, September 6, 2013 dozens witnessed in front of the White House, a live force-feed of 52-year-old Andres Conteris on his 61st day of a water-only hunger strike. Thousands more would watch from home via live streamRT and Huffington Post.

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September 11, 2013

Fourth Torture Survivors Benefit

An evening of music to raise awareness and funds for survivors of torture. Artists who have participated: The River MonksSeedlings Music, Worst of the Worst, Christopher the ConqueredClocks & CloudsLittle RuckusStrong Like Bear,Mad Wheel StarfishRyne DoughtyPaul HertzNate Logsdon, The Fallbacks, and Alex Kintzle.

Videos of the benefit

Produced by Palina Prasasouk All proceeds donated to www.tassc.org Sponsored by www.witnesstorture.org wes1


September 3, 2013

Lilith: a transgender who was raped and turned away from authorities


July 17, 2013

MY LETTER TO MOATH AL-ALWI

Letter written to a hunger striker in Guantanamo during Ramadan.

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Blog: entries while fasting in D.C. for Guantanamo

2011 & 2012

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