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Hunger Strike

The Right to Be Heard

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

Approximately 260 New York immigration detainees were recently moved by the ICE to a Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny, New Jersey, where a hunger strike took place on Monday.

Democracy: Pass It On

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Driving home from Palm Springs last weekend I was struck by a series of billboards with slogans like, "As a student, he was no Einstein. Confidence. Pass It On."

Another Hunger Strike? Is Anyone Listening to The Iranians?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

A few years after the revolution, Monel fled the country after being beaten in a rally to protest the new regime's imposition of conservative clothing that forced women to don chadors.

I Support Terry Nichols' Hunger Strike

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Cohen

We care about Terry Nichols' diet and that of other inmates as much for our benefit as theirs. A significant upgrading in the diet of any large group of Americans may have a multiplier effect throughout society.

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

Hunger Strike Spreads; Haitian Immigrant Activist Freed

Jane Guskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Guskin

Since December 30, when Jean Montrevil, a Haitian community leader, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at his immigration check-in, hundreds of people have rallied and sent letters demanding his release.

A Hunger for Justice: The Perilous Journey of a Modern Day Gandhi

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Becker

Most Americans are currently unaware of an ailing human rights campaigner from Western Sahara now in the third week of a risky hunger strike after being expelled from her occupied homeland by Moroccan authorities.

A New Immigrant Revolution Takes Shape: Wake Up -- It's Happening NOW

Jane Guskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Guskin

Reach out to the families and communities that need your help to achieve justice. This is a defining moment in history, when we have an opportunity to make a collective difference for a better world.

Hunger Strikes Expose Hugo Chávez's Myths

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The decision of Venezuelan authorities to send a 22-year-old university student to prison for trumped-up crimes has caused widespread public outrage, especially among students.

Guantanamo's Long-Term Hunger Striker Should Be Sent Home

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Ahmed Zuhair, a 35-year old Saudi prisoner at Guantánamo -- and a father of ten -- has been on a hunger strike since June 2005, at the start of a fra...

Hunger Strike Day 20: Hope in transition

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

As I count down my last 24 hours, my energy, concentration, and sense of balance are waning - but I am amazed at what the human body can do.

Who's Running Guantanamo?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

On January 20, the answer to that question seemed obvious. However, on January 29, the Commissions' recently appointed chief judge provided the first challenge to the president's plans.

I won't eat while Zimbabwe starves

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

On Wednesday, I chose to have my last meal for 21 days. I will only drink water, in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, who are being forced to fast involuntarily.