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Tunisia: Ennahda official refuses to end hunger strike despite safety fears 

The vice-president of Ennahda Movement in Tunisia announced on Sunday that he is refusing to end his hunger strike, Anadolu has reported. Noureddine Bhiri’s lawyers said that they hold the Minister of the Interior, Taoufik Charfeddine, responsible for Bhiri’s “kidnapping and arbitrary detention” with its resultant effect on his physical safety. “A delegation from his […]

Eating Insects: The History of the Human Hunger for Bugs

Have you ever thought about eating insects? Do cricket cookies, chocolate covered silkworms, or smoke cured mopper moth caterpillars make you froth at the mouth? This certainly was the case for our ancestors, who, since the beginning of human history have been dining on spicy leafcutter ants, sweet honeypot ants, savory crickets, and an assortment […]

The Real ‘Doomsday Scenario’: How Palestinian Hunger Striker, Abu Hawash Forced Israeli Concession 

As soon as media reports emerged regarding a deal between Palestinian prisoner, Hisham Abu Hawash and the Israeli prison authorities, Israeli extremists, led by Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir, angrily raided the Assaf Harofeh Hospital where Abu Hawash was being held. A Palestinian political activist, Abu Hawash, 41, is a father of five. He was arrested […]

Israeli Circles Expect More Hunger-Strike Challenges after Abu Hawash Victory

Posted on January 9, 2022 by uprootedpalestinians January 8, 2022 The Zionist circles expected that the Palestinian prisoners may resort to the hunger-strike policy in order to follow the victorious path of the released prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash. The Zionist media reflected the enemy’s frustration about the success of Abu Hawash and the Palestinian resistance […]

Pieter Friedrich on 7 day hunger strike against persecution of Christians in India

Today is the second day of my seven-day hunger-strike for the persecuted Christians of India. [embedded content] As I said yesterday, 2021 was the most violent year on record for Indian Christians. In total, they suffered nearly 500 attacks — more than one every day. That’s almost four times as many attacks on Christians as […]

OIC calls for release of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday called for the release of a Palestinian prisoner, who has been on a hunger strike for 141 days in protest against his detention without trial by Israel, Anadolu News Agency reports. Hisham Abu Hawwash has staged an open-ended hunger strike to protest his arrest under Israel’s policy […]

‘On the brink of death’: Family of hunger-striking prisoner pleads for his immediate release

Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, 41, entered his 140th day on hunger strike on Monday, January 3rd, and according to his family, is in such critical condition that he could “die at any moment.” Abu Hawash was arrested by Israeli forces in October 2020 in the middle of the night from his family home in […]

Rights group: jailed Iranian dissident dies on hunger strike

Iranian political prisoner Adel Kianpour died on Saturday, a week after he started a hunger strike to protest his unfair detention in a prison in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, the Ahvaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) announced Sunday. AHRO said in a statement that Kianpour died in the Sheiban prison in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on […]

Israel Weighs A New Attack On Gaza, Allowing Hisham Abu Hawash To Die On Hunger Strike

This Saturday, perhaps the largest escalation between the Palestinian armed factions and Israeli military occurred, when 2 rockets — allegedly fired by Hamas — struck the sea near Israel’s Tel Aviv. With Israel provoking Gaza frequently since the unconditional ceasefire in May last year, the Israelis now threaten war and the murder of a Palestinian […]

Here’s How the Energy Crisis Turns Into Hunger and Then… War?

We have previously warned about a whopping food crisis and supply problems in the fertilizer market. Well, now is worse because that was BEFORE we had the natural gas crisis. Why is that important? Natural gas is THE critical input into making fertilizer. Urea is essentially ammonia in the solid-state, the process of which entails […]

Afghans face hunger as country’s economy in dire straits

With Afghanistan’s economy in freefall, tens of millions of people are facing hunger, according to a UN estimate. “Hunger is widespread and growing. The economy and health sectors are collapsing. There are cash shortages, and nearly an entire population might plunge below the poverty line next year, according to a few U.N. estimates,” Irwin Loy, […]

Hunger and Food Shortages are On the Rise

Although according to the information voiced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, 88 million people were starving in the world at the end of 2020, numerous media and public organizations indicate that the number of hungry people on our planet is many times greater. According to the UN specialized agencies alone, about three billion people on […]

Palestinian Prisoner Released after Months of Hunger Strike

December 6, 2021 By Staff, Agencies “Israeli” authorities have freed a prominent Palestinian prisoner, two weeks after reaching a release deal that ended his marathon 131-day hunger strike, a prisoner rights group has said. Kayed Fasfous, 32, had remained in an “Israeli” hospital since ending his strike on November 23. He was the symbolic figurehead […]

Hunger In Latin America And the Caribbean Rose By 13.8 Million People In Just One Year, Says UN Report

Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point since 2000, after a 30 percent increase in the number of people suffering hunger from 2019 to 2020, says a new UN report. According to the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021, in just one year, and in the context of the […]

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 […]

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