Posts Tagged ‘hunger’

Palestinian Detainees Stage Hunger Strike to Protest “Administrative Detention”

23 July 2021  By Staff The Palestinian Prisoners Club announced that 5 Palestinian detainees have staged a hunger strike, in support of 8 other prisoners who are currently on an open hunger strike in protest of the “administrative detention” policy. The club stated that the prisoners, Alaa El-Din Khaled Ali, Ahmed Abdel-Rahman Abu Sale, Muhammad […]

Palestinian prisoner now refusing water, 62 days into hunger strike

It’s been 62 days since 28-year-old Ghadanfar Abu Atwan began his hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention by Israel. For the past two months Abu Atwan has refused all forms of food and vitamins, except for water. Now, he’s refusing water as well, and his family is worried that he could die at […]

G20 talks in Italy yield pledge to fight hunger in Africa and climate change

A meeting of foreign and development ministers from the Group of 20 nations Tuesday ended with agreement to boost efforts to fight growing hunger in the world, worsened by the pandemic, especially in Africa, as well as climate change effects. But there were also notes of discord, with Germany and China taking jabs at each […]

Palestinians call for Israel to release hunger strikers 

Hundreds of Palestinians took part in sit-in protests on Tuesday in front of the International Red Cross offices in the occupied West Bank. Protesters called for the immediate release of four Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, Anadolu has reported. Placards called for the international and regional organisations for prisoners’ affairs to put pressure on […]

Peace In Colombia Should Mean Land Reform And An End To Hunger

Colombia’s ongoing national strike is part of a decades-long struggle against the political and economic elites to demand peace and dignity for all. Since the end of April, Colombia’s streets have smelled of tear gas. The government of Colombian President Iván Duque imposed policies that put the costs of the pandemic on the working class and the peasantry and tried to suffocate any […]

Leading Cuban dissident released from hospital following hunger strike

Leading Cuban dissident Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara vowed to keep fighting after he was released from hospital on Monday, four weeks after authorities admitted the “artivist” while he was staging a hunger and thirst strike. The General Calixto Garcia hospital in Havana said its treatment had enabled the 33-year-old artist to completely recover from his […]

Hunger Strike: Yemeni People Are Being Starved

Above photo: Activists from the Yemeni Liberation Movement and other organizations march at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on Saturday April 3, 2021. Yemeni Liberation Movement/Laura Albast. Detroit organizer went on hunger strike in solidarity. Iman Saleh of the Yemeni Liberation Movement discusses her recent 24-day hunger strike to end U.S. support for the […]

72-Year-Old Fisher Hunger Strikes For Crude Oil Export Ban

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. April 24, 2021 Above photo: Diane Wilson’s truck, “Rosie,” parked at the causeway of Texas’ Lavaca Bay at Point Comfort on April 20, 2021. Courtesy Diane Wilson. Texas – Seventy-two-year-old, fourth-generation retired shrimper Diane Wilson has been without food for 16 days. Her 1995 red Chevy, nicknamed “Rosie,” has become a […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny to end hunger strike

Alexei Navalny on Friday announced an end to his hunger strike, 24 days after declaring a protest at being denied proper medical care. In an Instagram post relayed by lawyers, the jailed opposition leader said he made the decision after authorities had compromised and allowed him to be seen by civilian doctors outside his prison […]

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny To End Hunger Strike On Day 24

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 24th day of his hunger strike, Navalny said he will continue to demand […]

Russian’s Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

“Thanks to the huge support of good people across the country and around the world, we have made huge progress,” Navalny said in his message. “Two months ago, my requests for medical help were prompting smirks. I wasn’t given any medications….Thanks to you, now I have been examined by a concilium of civilian doctors twice.” […]

Russia’s Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

“Thanks to the huge support of good people across the country and around the world, we have made huge progress,” Navalny said in his message. “Two months ago, my requests for medical help were prompting smirks. I wasn’t given any medications….Thanks to you, now I have been examined by a concilium of civilian doctors twice.” […]

Russian’s Navalny to end prison hunger strike

Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would be life-threatening. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 24th day of his hunger strike, Navalny said he will continue to demand a visit from his doctor to […]

Over 250 organizations join together to demand aid to the millions of people affected by hunger and famine

According to Common Dreams, 250 international organizations are demanding urgent action from global governments to address the hunger and famine faced by hundreds of millions—a crisis the groups said is driven largely by policy choices including ignored appeals for a global ceasefire and humanitarian funding. Every day, we work with people who are fully capable […]

Hunger-striking Navalny moved to prison hospital

But the opposition leader’s physician, Dr. Yaroslav Ashikhmin, said Saturday that test results provided by the family show Navalny has sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest, and heightened creatinine levels that indicate impaired kidneys. “Our patient could die at any moment,” he said in a Facebook post. Reports about Navalny’s […]

Decentralisation in Food Security System Can Reduce Hunger and Malnutrition

The procurement of wheat has started in several parts of the country. This should normally be a very happy time for farmers but at the same time there are several reports relating to procurement being held up at some places due to some reason or the other. It may be a hassle over moisture content […]

Hunger striking activists seek to end the Yemen blockade

The war on Yemen has lasted six years and killed over 100,000 people. The amount of Yemenis experiencing food insecurity is rapidly rising. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 16,500 people in the country were living under famine conditions at the end of 2020 and they estimate that number could rise to 47,000 […]

Trump’s secret sit-down with Ohio candidates turns into ‘Hunger Games’

What ensued was a 15-minute backroom backbiting session reminiscent of Trump’s reality TV show. Mandel said he was “crushing” Timken in polling. Timken touted her support on the ground thanks to her time as state party chair. Gibbons mentioned how he’d helped Trump’s campaign financially. Moreno noted that his daughter had worked on Trump’s 2020 […]

Record 33 lawmakers from both parties join MAZON’s hunger Seder

Republicans and Democrats from the US House of Representatives and the Senate were among the 33 lawmakers who joined MAZON, a Jewish anti-hunger advocacy group, for a Seder that focused on how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated hunger. MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, as the group is formally known, said its annual Seder for […]

I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. February 27, 2021 Above image: Jared Rodriguez. I Dream of Cooking for My Family. There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one […]

Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall

Above photo: Breanna Bertacchi, one of the hunger strikers, poses for a portrait as community members, leaders and activists gathered outside City Hall to call on Mayor Lightfoot to deny the permit to move General Iron to the Southeast Side on the 20th day of the hunger strike on Feb. 23, 2021. Colin Boyle/Block Club […]

World Food System Linked to High Levels of  Hunger , Obesity and  Health Problems

Serious distortions of  world food system are reflected in rather curious statistics that as many as a billion people suffer from hunger but almost double this number also suffer from obesity. However it should be clarified that obesity is not generally the result of  overeating as much as this is the result of unhealthy foods […]

Biden announces actions to address the growing hunger crisis facing 29 million Americans during coronavirus pandemic

President Joe Biden is expected to use executive actions to boost federal food aid during the coronavirus pandemic. While the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) has faced incredible demand with the economic fallout, Biden’s actions are described as “equitable emergency economic relief” that would “help Americans persevere through the pandemic,” according to a White House […]

The collective shame of global hunger

Image Credit: BORGEN Magazine We live in a world of plenty, resource rich, financially wealthy, but, despite this abundance an estimated 700 million people go hungry every day. Millions more are food insecure, meaning they may have food today, but have no idea if they will have any tomorrow or next week. Additional millions can […]

Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons

Above photo: Cars that drove by Bergen County jail honked their horns in support of protesters and detainees on Dec. 1. Rowaida Abdelaziz. The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each  jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a […]

Hunger in America – Covid-19 and the Nightmare of Food Insecurity

As autumn fades and winter looms, the dire predictions public-health experts made about Covid-19 have, unfortunately, proven all-too-accurate. On October 27th, 74,379 people were infected in the United States; less than a month and a half later, on December 9th, that number had soared to 218,677, while the 2020 total has just surpassed 15 million, a number no other country, […]

Looming Hunger: These Inert Organizations Have No Answer

Just like clockwork, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has set off another ‘heartfelt’ warning to the rest of the world, saying that, if conditions in the West African Sahel region continues to deteriorate, areas in four concerned countries could slip into famine, this was stated in the FAO’s Early Warning Analysis of Food […]

11 States Survey finds acute situation of hunger across the country

Over two-thirds say nutritional quality has worsened and quantity has reduced (in September-October) compared to pre-lockdown The Right to Food Campaign is shocked with the worsening  situation of hunger, although it is more than five months since the lockdown has ended. This emerged in the presentation of the Hunger watch study carried out by Right […]

Coronavirus is driving thousands of people into hunger. Where is the state?

Natali Digora, 48, moved to Israel from Moldova in 1997, and worked until last March as a soprano at the Israel National Opera. She lost her job when the Health Ministry restricted the number of singers who could be onstage because of the coronavirus. Natali went home and eventually found she did not have enough […]

Palestinian hunger striker returns to the West Bank after release from Israeli hospital

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