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18 Oct 2011, 10:30 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The U.S.-born drug trafficking suspect known as “La Barbie” has gone on a hunger strike at the high-security prison in Mexico where he awaits extradition to the United States because authorities are denying him conjugal visits over discrepancies in his partner’s documents, authorities say. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, a 38-year-old Texas native known as “La Barbie” for his fair looks, has not eaten prison-prepared food since Oct. 2, authorities said. He is still receiving food and cleaning… [read post]
29 Apr 2009, 9:46 am by The Editors
A few months ago I saw “Hunger,” a disturbing movie about the hunger strike of IRA member Bobbie Sands in Maze Prison in Northern Ireland — a hunger strike that ended in his death.  When hunger strikes started being used as a means of protest or to call attention to a cause — I believe it was in the 1970s — they were considered quite extraordinary and powerful. A picture taken on Septmber 17, 2003 shows US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi filming footage in Tehran. (c)… [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 12:01 pm by Tamara Tabo
Is forced feeding a form of torture? What does President Obama think?     [read post]
5 Jan 2013, 9:34 am by aet1
This opinion piece by Peter Worthington disfavorably compares Chief Spence’s strike with IRA hunger strikes, concluding that Chief Spence’s strike is not genuine like the IRA strikes. It’s disheartening to see that these types of attitudes persist and are still given prominent airing. One has to wonder at the implication that white complaints about colonization are more valid than Native complaints. Is that because it’s somehow considered valid by mainstream standards to… [read post]
5 Jan 2013, 9:34 am by aet1
This opinion piece by Peter Worthington disfavorably compares Chief Spence’s strike with IRA hunger strikes, concluding that Chief Spence’s strike is not genuine like the IRA strikes. It’s disheartening to see that these types of attitudes persist and are still given prominent airing. One has to wonder at the implication that white complaints about colonization are more valid than Native complaints. Is that because it’s somehow considered valid by mainstream standards to… [read post]
28 Feb 2011, 10:10 am by team
On October 22th 2008, Mr. Bertrand Rappaz was condemned to more than 5 years in jail for various offenses resulting from his activity as a farmer of marijuana. On March 2010, he was jailed at the prison des Iles in Sion. A long time non violent and environment activist, he began an hunger strike to protest against the criminalization of the farming of marijuana and its lengthy sentence. Following a deterioration of his health, he made several requests for his sentence to be temporarily suspended for… [read post]
3 Jul 2013, 5:50 pm by Wells Bennett
Earlier this week Ben posted on a motion, brought by a group of Guantanamo detainees and asking the District Court to preliminarily enjoin force-feeding at the detention facility.  The court ordered the United States to respond almost immediately, and earlier today, it timely filed its opposition brief.  The opposition also cites a redacted declaration by a senior GTMO medical official, which can be found here.   (The unredacted version was apparently filed under seal.) The United… [read post]
2 Mar 2012, 11:16 am by Edith Garwood
As Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan verged dangerously on the border between life and death, much of the world turned its collective gaze toward Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Adnan, who was arrested at his home in the occupied West Bank in the middle of the night, had been sustaining a 66 day hunger strike in protest of his treatment by the Israel Security Agency (ISA) and his detention without charge or trial. Onlookers breathed a collective sigh of relief… [read post]
24 Aug 2010, 7:15 am by Elie Mystal
Zenovia EvansA couple of weeks ago, we reported on “Ethan Haines,” a law school grad who is allegedly on a hunger strike to support the cause of law school transparency. Today, Ethan has outed herself in USA Today, as Zenovia Evans (pictured).Here’s the USA Today report about her hunger strike:One recent grad even went on a hunger strike on Aug. 5. “We have a new crop starting, and no one’s telling them anything about this,” says Zenovia Evans, 28, of Denver, who uses the name “Ethan… [read post]
15 Nov 2011, 5:05 pm by Bryna Subherwal
When you log onto Facebook, you might expect to hear from long-lost friends or to see pictures from the latest family reunion. Maybe you follow Amnesty on Facebook or Twitter, read and comment on this blog, or keep a blog yourself. But when you log off at the end of the day, you probably don’t expect the police to come knocking on your door. For people in some countries, that’s exactly what can happen. A 2011 study by Freedom House examining 37 countries found that 23 of them… [read post]
30 Aug 2010, 11:14 am by Above the Law
Ed. note: When Zenovia Evans (a.k.a. Ethan Haines) outed herself as the law school graduate going on a hunger strike for the cause of law school transparency, she revealed that she lives in Denver. Also living in Denver: Caleb Newquist, lead editor of Going Concern, Above the Law’s sister site for the accounting profession. Zenovia ended her hunger strike this morning, but Caleb was able to sit down with her for a revealing interview over the weekend. His thoughts — and pictures — appear… [read post]
6 Aug 2010, 7:04 am by Elie Mystal
As of this writing, Ethan Haines, writer of the UnemployedJD blog, has gone 32 hours without food. I think the kid might be joking, but Haines said he is going on a hunger strike — to convince law schools to be more transparent about the employment options of graduates, before the schools rope them into three years and six figures of debt. He’s even served official notice of his hunger strike on five law schools, and he’ll put five more on notice today. From his self-styled media advisory: On… [read post]
17 Oct 2013, 11:23 am by Lauren Bateman
Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., D.C. Circuit Judges David S. Tatel and Thomas B. Griffith, and Senior Judge Stephen F. Williams will hear oral arguments in Aamer v. Obama, one of three consolidated appeals concerning the force-feeding of Guantanamo detainees. A Guantanamo Joint Task Force protocol—the policy at the heart of the detainees’ hunger strike and the appeal—says force-feeding will be considered if “[t]here is a prolonged period of hunger strike (more than 21… [read post]