Today (Tuesday) is the day. Tristan Williamson, a veteran of the current Iraq war, will, from 9 a.m. EST to 5 p.m., subject himself to a duress (read:torture) restraint that is fully approved by the Department of Defense to subdue Guantanamo prisoners, either for control or to prep them for interrogation.
In protest of the continued and questionable tactics deployed at Gitmo, this patriot will stage a demonstration at the University Center at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana.
In addition to providing a pending time-lapse video, Tristan is inviting observers to record their comments on site during the demonstration. I invite you to offer your own thoughts during the vigil by posting comments here during the day. I'll be sure Tristan knows about them (he, too, is an OSticate) afterward and he'll be likely to include these comments in his post-mortem.
To be sure, the psychological and physical toll self-inflicted on this veteran are unknown, but he has promised to share with us as he can.
In the meantime, read this post.