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 [...]

Hunger Strikers Demand Police Reform In Antioch

By Judith Prieve, East Bay Times. -

Antioch — A handful of young activists have launched a hunger strike to demand local authorities fire a former San Francisco police officer who was one of two officers involved in the fatal [...]

Witness Against Torture Prison Hunger Strike

By Witness Against Torture. -

Shine’s hunger strike is now in its second week and the next few days of pressure are critical!  So WAT family: Contact Shane Tharrington and demand Shine's (Joseph Stewart #0802041) release [...]

San Quentin Inmates On Hunger Strike

By Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost. -

Several men incarcerated in California’s San Quentin State Prison who have tested positive for COVID-19 have gone on a hunger strike to protest what they call “dismal” living conditions, KNTV in [...]

Inmates At Privately-Run ICE Camp Go On Hunger Strike

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Amidst a COVID-19 outbreak, around 100 detained migrants at a private, for-profit prison in Farmville, VA, have collectively gone on hunger strike, demanding their release on medical and humane [...]

Anatomy Of A Hunger Strike: A Prisoner Speaks

By Demetrius Grant/ Joe Piette, editor, Workers.org -

Many protests against mass incarceration have taken place on the streets of U.S. cities over the last decade. Many resistance struggles have also been waged by individuals or groups of prisoners [...]

After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers In ICE Custody Are On The Brink Of Death

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

New Orleans, Louisiana — With hunger strikes sweeping immigration jails across the country, two Indian asylum seekers protesting their incarceration at a remote Immigration and Customs [...]

Hunger Strikers Miss Thanksgiving While Climate Polluters And Corrupt Politicians Feast

By Nick Brana, Extinction Rebellion -

The global hunger strike has worked in many parts of the world. Sweden’s Minister of the Environment agreed to meet with Swedish hunger strikers. In the UK, politicians from a range of parties [...]