How Palestinian Hunger Striker Abu Hawash Forced Israeli Concession

By Ramzy Baroud, Orinoco Tribune. -

As soon as media reports emerged regarding a deal between Palestinian prisoner, Hisham Abu Hawash and the Israeli prison authorities, Israeli extremists, led by Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir, [...]

Former Hunger Strikers Reflect On Their Experiences

By Amba Guerguerian, The Indypendent. -

The huelga de hambre has been used for thousands of years. It has won many struggles,” said Ana Ramirez, 42, who fasted for 24 days this spring to demand that undocumented people and other [...]

How NYC Taxi Drivers Took On Predatory Lenders And Won

By Rebekah Entralgo, Counter Punch. -

On November 3, New York City reached an agreement with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA), the union fighting to relieve drivers of thousands of dollars in debt they owe for medallions, [...]

Victory For Palestinian Hunger Striker After 113 Days Without Food

By Tamara Nassar, The Electronic Intifada. -

Israel agreed on Thursday to release a hunger-striking prisoner in four months after lengthy negotiations. Miqdad Qawasmeh suspended his hunger strike on Thursday after refusing food for 113 [...]

What The NYC Taxi Drivers On A Hunger Strike Won

By Errol Louis, Curbed. -

In early November, after 46 days of picketing and 15 days of hunger strike, members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance won what they deserved all along: a measure of relief from the vast debts [...]

Palestinians Protest In Support Of Prisoners On Hunger Strike

By People's Dispatch. -

On Wednesday, October 20, Palestinians staged a protest at the al-Manara square in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank in solidarity with six prisoners who are on hunger strike against their [...]

Dying To Be Regularized: Migrants On Hunger Strike

By ROAR Collective, ROAR Magazine. -

Farida is 51 years old. She was born in Belgium. Her entire family has the Belgian nationality. Farida has a steady job. She cleans offices and public buildings, for €6-8 per hour. Her last [...]

Old-Growth Logging Protesters On Day Seven Of Hunger Strike

By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun. -

Old-growth logging protesters on day seven of a hunger strike are calling for an urgent meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy. Brent Eichler, president of [...]

Hunger Strike: Yemeni People Are Being Starved

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

During the early days of the war, when Iman Saleh called her family in Yemen, they would lie to reassure her they were safe. “They would always say, ‘Don’t worry, it’s happening far from us,’” [...]

US Army Corps Of Engineers Permit Big Oil To Dredge Mercury-Contaminated Matagorda Bay

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

Texas shrimper, fisherwoman and internationally known environmentalist Diane Wilson is on Day 22 of her hunger strike to gain national solidarity and publicity for pressure on the U.S. Army Corps [...]

72-Year-Old Fisher Hunger Strikes For Crude Oil Export Ban

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

Texas - Seventy-two-year-old, fourth-generation retired shrimper Diane Wilson has been without food for 16 days. Her 1995 red Chevy, nicknamed “Rosie,” has become a mobile campsite, and each [...]

Hunting In Yemen

By Kathy Kelly, Counterpunch. -

Since March 29, in Washington, D.C., Iman Saleh, age 26, has been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the war in Yemen. She is joined by five others from her  group, The Yemeni Liberation [...]

Government Offices Occupied Across Nova Scotia

By Robert Devet, Nova Scotia Advocate. -

Kjipuktuk (Halifax) – After 23 days Jacob Fillmore is ending his hunger strike in support of a temporary clearcutting moratorium on Nova Scotia Crown lands. He made the announcement during a [...]

I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. -

There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one of [...]

Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall

By Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago. -

Chicago - Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) announced Tuesday he will join 10 hunger strikers fighting to block another polluter from receiving the city’s approval to operate on the Southeast [...]