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Hunger Strike

Sewing It Shut

Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley | Posted 11.30.2015 | 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 11.09.2015 | 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 10.22.2015 | 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 i...

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

Dave Stieber | Posted 08.26.2015 | 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 08.20.2015 | 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 08.01.2015 | 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...

3 Russian Opposition Figures Go On Hunger Strike

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian opposition activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local...

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 06.05.2015 | 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.

Roque Planas

'They Were Using The Most Powerful Threats To Silence Them' | Roque Planas | Posted 04.24.2015 | Latino Voices

Three immigrant women who say they were punished for joining a hunger strike in a Texas family detention center on Thursday sued U.S. Immigration and ...

Nikos Romanos: From Aggressor to Victim

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Greek state has an uncanny ability to haphazardly follow the letter of the law, often neglecting the wider picture, thereby creating issues that tend to cause an uproar without there being any sound substantial reason.

Matt Sheehan

Diabetic On Hunger Strike For Democracy In Hong Kong: We're Here 'To Occupy People's Hearts' | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

HONG KONG –- Protests in Hong Kong’s Admiralty neighborhood have been a boisterously youthful affair, often giving the feeling of an extended slee...

Al Jazeera Journalist Speaks Out About 'Psychological Torture' In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.26.2014 | Media

After spending nearly 10 months detained in an Egyptian prison without charge, Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy was released in June. He spoke w...

Egyptian Journalists Go On Hunger Strike

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 11.14.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — A number of Egyptian journalists on Saturday joined dozens of political activists in a hunger strike against a restrictive protest law ...

This Island's Prime Minister Is Going On A Hunger Strike

AP | DILMA ARENDS | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Aruba's prime minister and several legislators have launched a hunger strike to protest what they say is meddling by the Du...

Torture in US Prisons: What 'OITNB' Hasn't Told You

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Rev. Ron Stief

We Americans like to think of our nation as the "shining city on a hill," as a protector of human rights, a beacon for the rest of the world. The reality, however, is that widespread torture is happening today in our own country, especially in state and federal prisons and detention facilities.

Palestinian Prisoners In Israel End Mass Hunger Strike

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday ended their 63-day-long hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison author...

Palestinian prisoners detained without charge or trial hunger for freedom

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Since April 24, 120 out of the 189 Palestinians held without charge or trial have refused taking any food. Hundreds, and on some days thousands, of fe...

Not Another Broken Promise on Guantánamo

Nancy Talanian | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

In the year since this latest promise, only 12 men have been released. Some 154 prisoners remain, half of whom were unanimously cleared years ago by high-level government officials.

Israel Continues Imprisoning Palestinians Without Charge or Trial

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

At present, 186 Palestinian doctors, parliamentarians and teenagers are held without charge or trial by Israel, a country that calls itself the Middle East's only democracy.

Deportations, Hunger Strikes and an Uncertain White House

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

With immigration, everything begins and ends with family. Until we see a solution to the record-setting family separations, the Administration can expect to see demonstrators on their front step with heartbreaking stories.

Legal Groups Sue ICE Claiming Retaliation For Hunger Strikes

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 04.04.2014 | Latino Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — Two legal groups are suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying it is retaliating against immigrant hunger strikers at a ...

Last Hunger Strikers At Detention Center Eat Breakfast

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Latino Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — After six days of refusing food, the last four immigrants on a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have eaten a...