hunger strike

immigration

ICE is force-feeding detained migrants on hunger strike to protest abuses

The federal officials at an El Paso jail are reportedly using nasal tubes to force-feed the protesters, some of whom are so weak they cannot stand up.
Rex Santus
1.31.19
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We are asking all DREAMers and allies to help us mount public pressure in what may be our last chance before DACA is repealed to help protect our friends and families.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
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Indian farmers are burying themselves alive to protest the government

Indian farmers are burying themselves alive to protest the government
VICE News
10.17.17
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
immigration

Hundreds of immigrants detained in a private prison have gone on hunger strike

Tess Owen
4.14.17
food in prison

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
americas

Migrants continue two-week long hunger strike in Canadian jails

Even though the Canadian government has promised to stop locking up migrants in provincial jails, the policy hasn't ended yet.
Tamara Khandaker
7.27.16
americas

The US Just Transferred Nine Guantanamo Detainees to Saudi Arabia

Among the prisoners being transferred is Tariq Ba Odah, whose eight-year hunger strike led to intensified scrutiny of the treatment that Guantanamo's detainees are subject to.
Tess Owen
4.16.16
middle east

A Palestinian Journalist is Close to Death, 92 Days Into One of World's Longest Hunger Strikes

After three months without food, doctors warn that Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al Qiq risks organ failure and internal bleeding that could result in sudden death.
Harriet Salem
2.24.16
Primary Sources

Emails Show That Even Military Commanders Have to 'Vent on Occasion' at Guantanamo

Military commanders reacted to an infamous detainee hunger strike and subsequent raid at Guantanamo with disdain and resentment, emails obtained by VICE News show.
Jason Leopold
1.20.16
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