San Francisco -
Activists are rallying around a California man who will begin a hunger strike on May 13th in the hopes of forcing the government to begin dialogue about police brutality, releasing political prisoners, and its treatment of immigrants.
During his 2008 presidential campaign, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to close Guantanamo Bay; the infamous Caribbean prison often associated with George W. Bush's War on Terror policies.
Activists and relatives of around 90 Yemeni prisoners held in Guatanamo Bay have demanded outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, the detainees’ release after being imprisoned for more than a decade.
Lawyers for inmates at Guantanamo Bay have stated that "all but a few men" in a camp at Gitmo are on a hunger strike after their Qur’ans and other personal belongings have been taken away from them and prayer time is not being respected.
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence ended her six week hunger strike because of health reasons on Wednesday despite not meeting with both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston to talk about Aboriginal treaty concerns.
Four Iranian asylum seekers in Germany have taken an on-going hunger strike to the next level, by sewing their mouths shut. The men are part of a group of 10 that have been on hunger strike since March, protesting against their treatment by the state.
CNN reports that a group representing the 1,650 Palestinians who are on a hunger strike to protest the conditions of their detention have urged Israel to open dialogue on the way prisoners are treated.
Bahrain's supreme judiciary has released a statement rejecting a request from Denmark to transfer the jailed Shia human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja to Denmark. Al-Khawaja is close to death after staging a two-month hunger strike.
New Delhi -
Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in the Indian capital of New Delhi over the ever increasing price of food. In the northeastern region, teachers have gone on a hunger strike because they want better pay.
A Superior Court judge in Connecticut has ruled that prison officials in the U.S. state may continuing force-feeding a British man on hunger strike over what he claims is a wrongful conviction for rape.
A hunger strike is starting today in Toronto outside the Chinese consulate. Members of the Tibetan community in the Canadian city plan to have a daily hunger strike from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the foreseen future.
A Brazilian Bishop has been on hunger strike since November 27 over plans by his government to expand the Sao Francisco river into the country's largest irrigation project. His health is deteriorating due to drastic weight loss and hypertension.