Hundreds at Rikers Protest Conditions, Citing Covid and the Cold

Detainees in one jail at the Rikers Island complex are refusing to eat Correction Department meals.

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Suspect in South Africa’s Parliament Fire Is Sent for Psychiatric Check

If the man is found fit to stand trial, he will face charges that now include terrorism. His lawyers said he would protest with a hunger strike.

#arson, #cape-town-south-africa, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hunger-strikes, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mafe-zandile-christmas, #mental-health-and-disorders

Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Leads to Deal for Release

A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.

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N.Y. Taxi Drivers Will Receive Millions in Aid After Hunger Strike

The announcement was a victory for drivers who stopped eating to protest an earlier bailout plan they said did not go far enough.

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Zhang Zhan, Chinese Citizen Journalist, Is Ailing From Hunger Strike

Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years for videos about failures in handling the virus. She now weighs less than 90 pounds, her former lawyer says.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hunger-strikes, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #wuhan-china, #zhang-zhan

Free Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

Today words, ideas and a commitment to peaceful protest are no less powerful threats to the Cuban state.

#cuba, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunger-strikes, #politics-and-government

Aleksei Navalny, Putin’s Nemesis, Ends Hunger Strike

The imprisoned opposition leader said he was responding to calls from his doctors and a belief that he had accomplished at least some of his goals.

#hunger-strikes, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Ends Hunger Strike

The imprisoned opposition leader said he was responding to calls from his doctors and a belief that he had accomplished at least some of his goals.

#hunger-strikes, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

Aleksei Navalny Should Be in Intensive Care, His Doctors Say

Doctors said recent blood tests indicated that the Russian opposition leader, who is nearly three weeks into a hunger strike, was at risk of heart failure and “could die at any moment.”

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #hunger-strikes, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

Pressuring France to Bring Them Home, Women Who Joined ISIS Stage Hunger Strike

Frenchwomen who joined the Islamic State and are now held in squalid detention camps in Syria have gone on a hunger strike to protest France’s refusal to bring them back.

#detainees, #france, #hunger-strikes, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kurds, #syria

A Chinese Dissident Tried to Fly to His Sick Wife in the U.S. Then He Vanished.

Friends and family have lost contact with Yang Maodong, who was stopped at a Shanghai airport from joining a flight to San Francisco.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hunger-strikes, #political-prisoners, #yang-maodong

Today’s Chefs Are Honoring a Vital Tradition: Feeding the Revolution

As Americans have taken to the streets demanding racial justice, restaurants and nonprofits have provided meals for them, building upon a long legacy of food as resistance.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #food, #gandhi-mohandas-k, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hoover-j-edgar, #hunger-strikes, #marie-antoinette-1755-93