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Hunger Strike

Dave Jamieson

Postal Workers Launch Hunger Strike To 'Save' Agency | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of U.S. Postal Service employees and supporters launched a hunger strike Monday on Capitol Hill, urging action from lawmakers in...

Nonviolent and Community Action Produces Results in Mideast

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Injustice is recognized, clear attainable goals are identified, comprehensive plans are assembled, hard work is invested over a long period and the public is involved. All this is done without violence, with strong determination and active effort and follow up.

Bringing Together the Palestinian Divide

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The end of Hana Shalabi's 44-day hunger strike has produced mixed results, and has pointed out another under-reported issue -- the separation and difficulty of movement between Gaza and West Bank.

Self Immolations In Tibet, Hunger Strikers In New York

John Halpern | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
John Halpern

It seems that the Dalai Lama's absence from politics this past year has made room for Tibetans to take strong initiative, an interesting result of the high lama's resignation. They still pray for a Buddhist Spring.

20 Students On Hunger Strike For Hourly Employee Pay Raise

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Twenty students at the University of Virginia Charlottesville campus are on a hunger strike protesting the low wages paid to hourly employees in the u...

Why I'm Hunger Striking at UVA

Joseph Williams | Posted 04.25.2012 | College
Joseph Williams

In failing to implement a living wage for its lowest paid employees, the University of Virginia has also failed to uphold the moral standards to which it holds its students.

Khader Adnan: A Selfless Palestinian Hero

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Social media were not only informing the world about the brave protester, they were used to shame many world journalists into writing about his nonviolent act.

Farm Workers Plan Hunger Strike Of Major Supermarket Chain

Brandon, FL Patch | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

Fifty people will begin a “Fast for Fair Food” next month outside the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, it was announced this week in Brandon. H...

Isaiah 58 And The Fast For DC Statehood

Jeremy John | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Jeremy John

God is asking for the fast that moves beyond prayer and the negation of food to reform our economic relationships of injustice, to undo the cords of oppression.

Letting Cuban Prisoners Die During Hunger Strikes Doesn't Make Sense...

Matt Brady | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
Matt Brady

Letting prisoners die is a complete disregard for humanity but could also possibly be a tactic to remove "undesirables" from Cuban society. But why would the Cuban government choose to let them die? The answer rests in present-day Cuba.

Why I Occupy

Ben Droz | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC
Ben Droz

I have been following the Occupy movement since its beginning, but I have not been actively involved. But Occupy Congress gave me a new spark.

Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC Hunger Strike Ends | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Adrian Parsons started off his new year with some coconut water and broth. Parsons and three other Occupy DC demonstrators stopped ea...

Arin Greenwood

One Occupy DC Hunger Striker Continues His Protest | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 8, four hunger strikers vowed to stop eating until the District of Columbia is granted full voting rights and full budget and le...

Hunger Strike Day 6: D.C. Barriers to Self-Rule Aggravate Public Health Emergency

Ben Zucker | Posted 02.18.2012 | DC
Ben Zucker

To promote D.C. self-rule and legislative representation, four Occupy DC activists began a hunger strike on December 8th. After many years of direct action protests, this is the first hunger strike for D.C. self-rule.

Jane Smith

Occupy DC Protesters Begin Hunger Strike | Jane Smith | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Three Occupy DC protesters began a hunger strike for D.C. voting rights, full budget autonomy and full legislative autonomy at 12 noon T...

Arin Greenwood

Adrian Parsons Plans Hunger Strike For D.C. Voting Rights | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Adrian Parsons, still wearing the blue bracelet from his arrest Sunday for defending Occupy DC's barn from Park Police, is sitting at Sa...

Vet On Hunger Strike To Meet Veterans Affairs Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

LEVIS, Que. - A military vet who began a hunger strike on Saturday still hasn't had any food after rejecting an offer for treatment from Veterans Affa...

Outside the Walls

Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards

A hunger strike is the ideal symbol of preparation for protest, for it teaches us that we are not our own source; God is. By recognizing that God is our source, we become dependant on God, and are now prepared for change.

California Prisoners Prolong Hunger Strike -- By Eating

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

When conjuring strategies for surviving a hunger strike, "eating" isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. But eating is exactly how the t...

Prison Hunger Strikers Now Number 12,000, Advocates Say

L.A. Times | Posted 12.03.2011 | Crime

Advocates for California prison inmates conducting a hunger strike said the number of participants has swelled to 12,000, making it possibly the large...

Georgia Hunger Striker Refuses To Give Up

Patch | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

On the 40th day of his hunger strike, Salvador Zamora delivered a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal outlining what he would like to see happen before he will...

Are Gangs Organizing the California Prison Hunger Strike?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Nathan Schneider

On the first day of this month, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, joined by inmates in other prisons around the state, began a hunger strike to protest "inhumane and torturous conditions" in the Security Housing Unit.

A Hunger Strike to Capture the White House's Attention

Richard Grenell | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact
Richard Grenell

Elizabeth Blackney is on her 38th day of a hunger strike to get President Barack Obama to pay attention to the plight of the women of the Congo. So far, the White House hasn't noticed.

Andrea Stone

American Hikers Phone Home From Iran To Say They've Been On Hunger Strike | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two American hikers held in Iran on espionage charges were allowed to phone home Sunday for only the third time since they were arrested...

Andrea Stone

Moms, Friends of U.S. Hikers Held In Iran Start Solidarity Hunger Strike | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The mothers of two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said they would start a hunger strike in solidarity with their sons...