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Voices

How It Feels to Be a Once-Undocumented Immigrant Fighting for the DACA Bill

We are asking all DREAMers and allies to help us mount public pressure in what may be our last chance before DACA is repealed to help protect our friends and families.
Tereza Lee
12.25.17
hunger strike

Israel Claims a Palestinian Hunger Strike Leader Secretly Ate Cookies

A video of the alleged snacking comes only a few weeks after members of Israel's far right taunted prisoners with a barbecue cookout.
Alex Swerdloff
5.9.17
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Immigrant Detainees Are Staging a Hunger Strike in Washington

The detainees, many of them facing deportation, claim that the food at Northwest Detention Center is meager and nearly inedible.
Tom Perkins
4.12.17
Health

What Does a 16-Year Hunger Strike Do to Your Body?

On Tuesday, Irom "Mengoubi" Chanu Sharmila of Manipur in northeast India ended her nearly 16-year hunger strike by licking a smudge of honey off of her hand, but what effect has the strike had on her body?
Mark Hay
8.12.16
Meducation

What Does a 16-Year Hunger Strike Do to Your Body?

On Tuesday, Irom "Mengoubi" Chanu Sharmila of Manipur in northeast India ended her nearly 16-year hunger strike by licking a smudge of honey off of her hand, but what effect has the strike had on her body?
Mark Hay
8.12.16
News

Portraits of the Iranian Demonstrators Who Sewed Their Mouths Shut at the Greek-Macedonian Border

The men are protesting against the decision by Macedonian authorities to turn away those who do not come from war zones such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Alexandros Avramidis
11.25.15
Breaking News

Angolan Rapper Luaty Beirão's Hunger Strike Hits Day 26

Four months ago the rapper and activist was arrested and has since been held without trial on charges of attempting to overthrow the Angolan president.
Reed Dunlea
Derek Scancarelli
10.16.15
News

Protests and Hunger Strikes Are Breaking Out at Immigration Detention Centers in the UK

Anger at bad conditions and indefinite periods of detention has boiled over into widespread protest.
Ben Gelblum
3.11.15
News

The Situation on Manus Island Keeps Getting Worse

700 asylum seekers detained by Australia on Manus Island are refusing to eat. That's 67 percent of the centre's whole population.
Charlie Braithwaite
1.19.15
News

Greece Was Taken Over by Rioting Again This Weekend

Protesters gathered in honor of the 2008 killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos by cops in Athens.
VICE Greece
12.8.14
News

Greek Anarchists Set Athens on Fire in Solidarity with a Hunger Striker

Thousands marched in support of an imprisoned anarchist bank robber last Tuesday night.
Anna Ninni
12.4.14
News

London’s Kurds Marched to Convince the World to Save Their Homeland from the Islamic State

The demonstrators were furious that the international community has so far seemed unconcerned with the fate of their people.
Philip Kleinfeld
10.8.14
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