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Hunger strike news and analysis from The Nation
October 28, 2020
Palestinian Maher Al-Akhras Demands: Freedom or Death
Most of the time, the death of a single Palestinian prisoner does not show up on the radar screen of Israeli or world consciousness. Maher Al-Akhras is putting his life on the line to change that.
February 13, 2020
The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers
By one count, there have been 1,600 individuals participating in hunger strikes in the centers just since 2015. In one Louisiana center, three strikers are entering a dangerous phase.
October 14, 2016
At Least 24,000 Inmates Have Staged Coordinated Protests in the Past Month. Why Have You Not Heard of Their Actions?
Hunger strikes, labor strikes, and other actions have hit at least 29 prisons in at least 12 states.
April 2, 2015
Ireland’s Abortion Law Reveals a Complete Contempt for Women
New “exceptions” to the country’s total ban on abortion are worthless in practice.
February 10, 2015
Is Torture Inevitable? These 6 Americans Said No
Bush and Cheney claimed torture was the only option. These soldiers, agents and nurses proved them wrong.
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January 20, 2015
Gaza’s Labor Unrest Is Reaching a Boiling Point
As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.
December 5, 2014
The Anarchist and the Refugees: Two Hunger Strikes in Athens
A hunger strike touches on the the things all human beings share: the way pain and deprivation are written on the body.
April 17, 2014
Not One More: Can These Hunger Strikers Stop Obama’s Deportations?
For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death.