Posts Tagged ‘hunger’

Jailed Georgian ex-president to end 7-week hunger strike

A lawyer for Mikheil Saakashvili said on Friday that the imprisoned former Georgian president has agreed to end a seven-week hunger strike that has caused him neurological damage. Nika Gvaramia also said Saakashvili has agreed to be transferred from a prison clinic to a military hospital, an offer the country’s government made hours earlier after […]

Hunger, Poverty, Malnutrition Have Increased In Brazil: Lula

During a meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron held in Paris on Wednesday, Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva denounced that malnutrition, hunger, and poverty have increased in Brazil since rightist Jair Bolsonaro came to power in January 2019. “A few weeks ago, Bolsonaro was ignored because the French president refused to receive him at […]

Former Georgian President Saakashvili’s condition is ‘critical’ amid hunger strike

Mikheil Saakashvili is in “critical condition” and his medical needs are not being met, a group of doctors sent by Georgia’s public defender said in a statement. The doctors requested his transfer to an intensive care unit in a civilian hospital, something the government has refused. Saakashvili returned to Georgia ahead of local elections to […]

Victory For Palestinian Hunger Striker After 113 Days Without Food

Above photo: Palestinians protest in Gaza City on 3 November in solidarity with Israeli prisoners on hunger strike. Pictured protester holds a water bottle and salt, symbolizing what Palestinians consume during their hunger strikes. Youssef Abu Watfa/APA images. Israel agreed on Thursday to release a hunger-striking prisoner in four months after lengthy negotiations. Miqdad Qawasmeh […]

Prisoner Al-Qawasmi Seizes Freedom and Ends Hunger Strike

Nov 12, 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen Palestinian Prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi ends his hunger strike after a reached agreement to release him next February according to the Prisoners Information Office. Al-Qawasmi won a decisive victory and ended his hunger strike that lasted 113 days The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office announced that prisoner Miqdad […]

After 111 days on hunger strike, Palestine prisoner faces imminent death, rights group warns

7 Palestinian Prisoners Continue Their Hunger Strike

Posted on November 1, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians October 31, 2021 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen 7 prisoners continue their open-ended hunger strike in the Israeli occupation prisons. 7 Palestinian prisoners are in critical health conditions The Palestinian Prisoners Club confirmed that the Israeli occupation intelligence continues to act intransigently, refusing to respond to the demands […]

Taxi Drivers Plan Hunger Strike For Debt Relief

Above Photo: Taxis parked in protest at New York City Hall. (RBLFMR / Shutterstock) A Group Of Protesters Hope The Action Will Force A New Plan From City Hall To Help Them Pay Off What They Owe On Medallion Loans. After 30 days of protesting outside City Hall, a group of New York City taxi medallion […]

India’s declining position in the global hunger index and growing hunger due to lack of nutritious food …

 Nutritious food is considered essential for a healthy life, but 300 million people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, do not have enough money to eat nutritious food.  This is stated in a report released at the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 held in Rome from 26 to 28 July.  The report was […]

More Palestine prisoners to join hunger strike

More Palestinian prisoners will join the hunger strike in Israeli jails should the Israel Prison Service (IPS) not meet their demands and lift its sanctions, Quds Press reported on Friday. According to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), Quds Press said that the “resistance programme” for the prisoners inside Israeli jails “is […]

Hospitalised Palestinian prisoner enters 86th day of hunger strike

Today marks the 86th day of Miqdad Al-Qawasmeh’s hunger strike, protesting against his continued administrative detention—being held without charge or trial. Last week, the International Red Cross expressed concern for Miqdad and another prisoner, Kayed Nammoura’s well-being, saying that there were concerns “about potentially irreversible consequences of such prolonged hunger strikes to their health and […]

A World Without Hunger

Above Photo: Ang Kiukok (Philippines), Harvest , 2004. On 1 October, the International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA), a network of over 200 social and political movements, had its public launch. The IPA owes its origin to a meeting held in Brazil in 2015 where movement leaders gathered to talk about the perilous situation facing the world. At this […]

Recaptured Palestinian prisoner starts hunger strike in protest of ‘inhumane’ conditions

An Israeli court formally indicted this week the six recaptured Palestinian prisoners, who last month achieved a historic escape from a maximum security Israeli prison last month that shocked the world.  The prisoners, all of whom are from the area of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, were recaptured within hours of each other […]

77 MPs, Trade Unions, NGOs, academics call on British government to save Bahraini hunger striker

Scores of British lawmakers, trade unions, NGOs and prominent academics have written to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to convey their gravest concern over the fate of imprisoned Bahraini academic and human rights defender, Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, who has been on hunger strike since 8 July 2021. In their letter the signatories said AlSingace “is protesting […]

Pandemic and surge in food prices deepens global hunger

Global food prices have risen 33 percent in the last 12 months, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Basic staples such as vegetable oil, grains and meat have shown some of the highest increases. Coming on top of the economic catastrophe visited on billions by the pandemic, these pressures will fuel […]

Hunger Stalks The United States

Above Photo: Kayla, PSL Member and Liberation Center Volunteer, poses with a neighbor after distributing groceries. Philadelphia Liberation Center. The Unity and Survival Program of the Philadelphia Liberation Center provided essential food support to a struggling population as the pandemic wreaked havoc. Their success demonstrates that the problem of hunger haunting the United States can […]

The Hunger Pandemic and Global Food Security

According to UN Secretary General António Guterres, 88 million people were hungry worldwide by the end of 2020. The number of hungry people has increased by 20% in one year and the trend continues in 2021. “Extreme climate events and the Covid-19 pandemic are only ‘adding fuel to the fire’. If we do not act […]

Covid and the Catastrophe of Hunger in India – Part One

The economic fallout of the Covid-19 lockdowns has created the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. Numerous surveys have revealed the sheer gravity of this unfolding catastrophe in India and the world. Its starkest symptom is mass starvation, which is once again stalking the land.  In this important series of articles for Covid Response Watch […]

How Did Nicaragua Reduce Hunger And Malnutrition?

 Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. How has this been achieved? Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. The Sandinista government has been able to ensure people’s food needs are met through its focus on […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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