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Hunger Strike

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...

Over One Hundred On Hunger Strike In Bahrain

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — More than 100 jailed Bahraini activists – including doctors who treated injured protesters during months of anti-governm...

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.

John Rudolf

California Prisoners Join Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Conditions | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Nearly 1,500 inmates at six California prisons have joined a hunger strike by prisoners confined in one of the state's harshest isolation units, priso...

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.

Fasting Indian Yoga Guru In Stable Condition After Strike

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- An Indian yoga guru was in stable condition at a hospital Friday after his health declined on the seventh day of a hunger strike against ...

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...

Bahraini Activist's Daughter Goes On Hunger Strike

AP | By BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.12.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A daughter of a prominent Bahraini human rights activist went on hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the arrest of seve...

And No One Listened

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

How would you feel if you went on a hunger strike, emaciated yourself, and then died? And no one listened?

As Senate Tables DREAM Act, Endangered Hunger Strikers Vow to Keep Pushing for Their Dream

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

University of Texas student Lucy Martinez watched from her wheelchair as the Senate moved to table the Dream Act today. The debilitated nineteen-year-old has passed the precarious 30-day mark of her hunger strike.

Jailed Iranian Lawyer Puts Her Life on the Line

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

By Hadi Ghaemi and Aaron Rhodes On a dry hunger strike since 31 October, Iranian human right lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh's health is in serious danger in ...

Guillermo Farinas, Cuban Dissident, Awarded EU Human Rights Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose 1...

Gitmo 5-Year Hunger Striker Has Begun Eating Solid Food, Officials Tell Court

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Guantanamo prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for more than five years is occasionally eating solid food, but is...

'Unemployed JD' Goes On Hunger Strike To Protest Law Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Ethan Haines is angry that law schools aren't clear about employment numbers for graduates -- and he's been on a hunger strike for more than 32 hours ...

Zapata Lives!

Reina Luisa Tamayo Danger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reina Luisa Tamayo Danger

Much has been said in the Cuban regime's official media about my son Orlando Zapata Tamayo. The truth is that my son was allowed to die on a hunger strike he held to demand respect for his rights.

Immigration Reform Hunger Strike: Rev. Jose Landaverde Weak But Determined After 11 Days Without Food

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since June 17, Rev. Jose Landaverde has been on a diet of water and fruit juice as part of a planned chain of "hunger strikes" meant to draw more urge...