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 [...]

Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org. -

The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each  jail operates as a [...]

Prison Strikers Suspend Starvation, Continue Work Strike

By Oakland Abolition and Solidarity. -

Corcoran, CA - CDCr’s negligent and careless response to the COVID-19 outbreak at CSATF has now killed at least three people. Active cases at the prison continue to hover near 1000 and now over [...]

Hunger Strike Enters Third Week At California’s Largest Prison

By Ryan Fatika, Perilous Chronicle. -

In the southern part of California’s Central Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, sits Corcoran, California—a small farming town surrounded on all sides by acres of cotton and [...]

Palestinian Maher al-Akhras Wins Freedom After 103 Day Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoner Club said in a statement on Friday, “After 103 days of the heroic hunger strike by the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, which brought the issue of the captive movement and [...]

The Pseudo-Judicial Execution Of Maher al-Akhras

By Yoav Haifawi, Mondoweiss. -

Tuesday, November 3, will be the hundredth day of the hunger strike of Maher al-Akhras. That is, if he will still be alive. His body, deprived of all the vital ingredients for life except for [...]

How Maher al-Akhras Is Resisting Israel’s Administrative Detention

By Neve Gordon, Middle East Eye. -

Facing imminent death, 49-year-old Maher al-Akhras has been refusing to eat in prison for more than three months. The Palestinian father of six has been protesting his repeated arbitrary arrests; [...]

IADL Demands Immediate Release Of Palestinian Maher al-Akhras

By the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. -

IADL calls for the immediate release of Maher al-Akhras, a Palestinian man and father of six, jailed by Israel without charge or trial. As IADL convenes its Council, al-Akhras has been on hunger [...]

Life Of Palestinian Hunger Striker In Immediate Danger

By Yoav Haifawi, Mondoweiss. -

Maher al-Akhras, who has been on a hunger strike since his administrative detention on July 27, is waging a battle against the mighty Israeli occupation apparatus.  Every day brings him closer to [...]