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Hunger Strike

Hacker Activist Continues 18-Day Hunger Strike, Despite New Felony Charges

The Huffington Post | Emily Tate | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics

Martin Gottesfeld was rounding out the 16th day of his hunger strike in a Rhode Island prison Wednesday when he learned he had been indicted on three ...

Why This Activist Hacker Is Launching A Hunger Strike In Jail

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

Martin Gottesfeld, an activist jailed on charges stemming from a politically motivated cyberattack on Boston Children’s Hospital, said he’ll begin...

Army Agrees To Let Chelsea Manning Receive Gender Transition Treatment, Group Says

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, ended her hunger strike on Tuesday...

Chelsea Manning Begins Hunger Strike: 'I Need Help. I Am Not Getting Any.'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

Imprisoned Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has begun a hunger strike to protest what she describes as “high tech bullying” at the hands of mili...

Mothers In Immigrant Detention Vow To Continue Hunger Strike Until They're Released -- Or Dead

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

Mothers detained in a Pennsylvania family immigrant facility ― some for more than a year ― vow to continue a hunger strike that risks their health...

India's 'Iron Lady' Ends Her 16-Year Hunger Strike

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.09.2016 | World

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila ended a 16-year hunger strike on Tuesday against an army law that she said led ...

Activism and Art: Voicing Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s Hunger Strike Through #Art4Justice

Damanvir Kaur | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Damanvir Kaur

At times it can be difficult to express one’s feelings when there’s overwhelming instances of injustice. Helplessness can often lead to submission...

How An Iranian Rights Activist's Hunger Strike Is Exposing The Nation's Brutal Prison System

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

One month into her hunger strike, jailed Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has gained an army of supporters – at home and abroad – on...

Iranian Prisoners Continue Defiant Hunger Strikes

Hamid Yazdan Panah | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Hamid Yazdan Panah

A coordinated hunger strike by Iranian political prisoners is gaining international support and reminding the world that the Iranian dissident movement is far from defeated.

May 2nd Marks Five Months Since SFPD Killed Mario Woods, and, Unacceptably, Things Are Getting Worse

Karen Fleshman | Posted 05.02.2016 | San Francisco
Karen Fleshman

San Francisco is currently run by a rogue police department with no oversight nor respect for the community. Video of SFPD Officers Raphael Masangc...

Immigration Detainees Begin Hunger Strike At Georgia Center

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Two undocumented immigrants locked in Stewart Detention Center in rural Georgia are refusing food, authorities said Thursday. The protest, described a...

Asylum Seekers To Clinton: Don't Let Us Be Deported To Our Deaths

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Seven asylum seekers and their supporters gathered outside the Brooklyn campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on...

Two Little Piggies: How a Cuban Artist's Protest Went Viral

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 02.01.2017 | Arts
Barbara E. Joe

He had carefully painted, using bright red capital letters, the names "FIDEL" and "RAUL" onto two squirming piglets. It's traditional in Cuba between Christmas and New Year's to release pigs to be kept by anyone who can catch them. But Danilo never got to release his pigs.

Asylum Seekers Detained in Aurora

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Sen. Jessie Ulibarri

I was shaken out of my holiday bliss when I received a call from a concerned constituent about a group of seventeen aspiring Americans being detained at a for-profit prison, GEO, located in Aurora, CO, just outside of my district.

India's Modern Day Freedom Fighter: Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa on Hunger Strike to Free Sikh Political Prisoners

Damanvir Kaur | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Damanvir Kaur

A day will come when others like Waryam Singh will feel the warm embrace of freedom. This freedom will be possible due to heroes like Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa and his lionhearted fight for human right

Sewing It Shut

Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley | Posted 11.30.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley

Let's pray God will open our minds to solutions and our hearts to those in need. Let's pray for peace and healing. Let's pray God will give us the courage to act, and the wisdom to know when to speak and when to sew our mouths shut.

The Power Of Protest At Mizzou

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What this series of events does show is the chasm that sadly still exists in the experiences and therefore perspectives of most white people compared to most people of color.

Hungry for Human Rights

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 11.09.2016 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

On November 9, 2015, Jonathan L. Butler, 25, a University of Missouri student in Columbia, MO was seven days into a hunger strike. His goal was to bring attention to deeply entrenched racism on campus and the lack of accountability for the problem by the president of the university.

Rapper's Hunger Strike Shows Power of Ancient Form of Protest

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 10.22.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

By starving themselves slowly the hunger striker makes public the very private act of dying and their suffering becomes a source of strength eliciting strong emotions among supporters and observers.

These Chicago Protesters Have Been Starving Themselves For 34 Days

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.20.2015 | Black Voices

For the past month, the same eight Chicago protesters have spent their days in front of Walter H. Dyett High School, a once-bustling but now vacant in...

Explaining a Hunger Strike to My 3 Year Old: Dyett High School- Hunger Strikes

Dave Stieber | Posted 08.20.2016 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Yesterday my son and I took juice to the 12 parents and community members who are performing a hunger strike. They are protesting Chicago Public Schools' decision to close one of the last public schools in their neighborhood.

Palestinian Ends 66-Day Hunger Strike That Tested Israeli Policies

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.29.2016 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) ― A Palestinian held without charge by Israel ended his unprecedented 66-day hunger strike Thursday, his lawyer said, after the Supre...

42 Maximum-Security Inmates In Utah Prison Begin Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

A group of 42 inmates at the Utah State Prison refused breakfast on Friday morning and have gone on a hunger strike, prison officials say. Utah Depart...

Hunger Strike At Arizona Detention Center After Immigrant's Mysterious Death

Posted 06.13.2015 | Latino Voices

A group of 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike at Eloy Detention Center outside Phoenix Saturday morning to protest a detainee's death la...

Do Black Lives Matter? Simon Deng on Day 22 of Hunger Strike

Heather Robinson | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Heather Robinson

He is a free man now, and he's determined to use that freedom to stir President Obama to "save the lives of untold millions of Africans" who are in danger of dying in Southern Sudan.