Hunger strike

Bay Area Students Hold Hunger Strike To Raise Awareness About Unaccompanied Minors Crossing The BorderEleven 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.
San Francisco Women Participate In Month-Long Hunger Strike To Push For Immigration ReformA 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.
California Prison Inmates End Hunger Strike After Lawmakers Vow HearingsCalifornia 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.
Judge OKs California's Request To Force-Feed Hunger-Striking InmatesState 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.
Oakland Protesters Block State Building In Solidarity With Prison Hunger StrikeA 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.
California's Prison Chief Says Hunger Strike Won't Help InmatesCalifornia'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.
30K California Prison Inmates Refuse Meals In ProtestCorrections 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.
Senator Feinstein Pushes To End Forced-Feedings At Guantanamo BayThe 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.
Oakland School Massacre Suspect In Infirmary After Refusing To EatThe 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.
Pinole Students Give Up Sugar As Teacher Fasts Over Budget CutsA 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.
San Leandro High Students End Hunger Strike Over CutsThree San Leandro High School students ended their hunger strike over education cuts after a meeting with school officials Tuesday night.
Inmates End Hunger Strike at Pelican Bay, Prison Advocates RallyPrisoner rights advocates rallied outside San Francisco’s State Building Friday after corrections officials announced that thousands of inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison have ended their second hunger strike after 18 days.
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