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Immigration. (AP)

Bay Area Students Hold Hunger Strike To Raise Awareness About Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The Border

Eleven Bay Area students are in the middle of a five day fast in San Francisco to call attention to the plight of children fleeing Central America for the United States.

08/14/2014

Women participate in a month-long hunger strike to push for immigration reform. (KCBS)

San Francisco Women Participate In Month-Long Hunger Strike To Push For Immigration Reform

A couple dozen women in San Francisco’s Mission District participating in a national month-long hunger strike began fasting Thursday to push lawmakers to act on comprehensive U.S. immigration reform and to stop deportations, activists said.

04/03/2014

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California Prison Inmates End Hunger Strike After Lawmakers Vow Hearings

California inmates on Thursday ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest policies that can keep some gang leaders isolated for decades, after lawmakers agreed to hold hearings on complaints about the treatment.

09/05/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judge OKs California’s Request To Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Inmates

State and federal prison officials on Monday sought a judge’s permission to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide hunger strike entered its seventh week.

08/19/2013

(CBS)

Oakland Protesters Block State Building In Solidarity With Prison Hunger Strike

A group of activists blocked the front entrance to the state building in downtown Oakland Monday morning in support of California prisoners who are participating in a hunger strike over the issue of solitary confinement.

08/05/2013

Pelican Bay State Prison

California’s Prison Chief Says Hunger Strike Won’t Help Inmates

California’s prisons chief says inmates who are refusing meals to protest the state’s solitary confinement program for gang leaders are harming their own cause.

07/10/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

30K California Prison Inmates Refuse Meals In Protest

Corrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.

07/09/2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Feinstein Pushes To End Forced-Feedings At Guantanamo Bay

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she’s against the force-feeding of hunger strikers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and she’s expressed her concerns to the secretary of defense.

06/21/2013

The booking photo for Oakland school massacre suspect One L. Goh. (Alameda County Sheriff)

Oakland School Massacre Suspect In Infirmary After Refusing To Eat

The man accused of killing seven people and wounding three others in a shooting rampage at Oakland’s Oikos University earlier this month is refusing to eat and has been placed in a jail infirmary, an Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.

04/23/2012

Frank Marrero, a fifth grade teacher at Ellerhorst Elementary in Pinole, has gone on a hunger strike over possible education cuts. His students are giving up eating sugar, playing video games and watching TV alone. (CBS)

Pinole Students Give Up Sugar As Teacher Fasts Over Budget Cuts

A teacher at a Pinole elementary school has gone on a hunger strike over possible education cuts. As he gives up food, his students are also giving up some of their favorite things.

03/30/2012

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