Hunger Strikes

Some articles on hunger strikes, hunger strike, strike:

Cuban Dissidents - Hunger Strikes
... Pedro Luis Boitel, an imprisoned poet and dissident, declared himself on hunger strike ... After 53 days on hunger strike without receiving medical assistance and receiving only liquids, he died of starvation on May 25, 1972 ... Guillermo Fariñas did a seven-month hunger strike to protest against the extensive Internet censorship in Cuba ...
Lady T - Prime Minister (1979–1990) - Domestic Affairs - Northern Ireland
... National Liberation Army (INLA) prisoners in Northern Ireland's Maze Prison carried out hunger strikes in an effort to regain the status of political prisoners that had ... Bobby Sands began the 1981 strike, saying that he would fast until death unless prison inmates won concessions over their living conditions ... the UK government privately contacted republican leaders in a bid to bring the hunger strikes to an end ...
Giorgio Agamben - Work
... of their basic human rights, detainees of Guantánamo Bay prison went on hunger strikes ... Here, one can see why such measures as hunger strikes can occur in such places as prisons ... their individual basic human freedoms, the hunger strike can be seen as a weapon or form of resistance ...
Campsfield House - Controversy - Hunger Strikes
... On the 22nd of June, 2005 a group of six Zimbabwean asylum seekers went on hunger strike for three days ... In August 2008, 13 Iraqi Kurds went on hunger strike and were joined by up a number of others ... On 3 August 2010, over 100 detainees went on hunger strike in protest at being held for up to three years "no prospect of removal or any evidence of future release" ...
Hunger Strike - Notable Historical Instances - Irish Republicans
... Hunger strikes have deep roots in Irish society and in the Irish psyche ... Early use of hunger strikes by republicans had been countered by the British with force-feeding, which culminated in 1917 in the death of Thomas Ashe in Mountjoy Prison ... In October 1920, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney, died on hunger strike in Brixton prison ...

Famous quotes containing the words strikes and/or hunger:

    Then shall thy meteor glances glow,
    And cowering foes shall shrink beneath
    Each gallant arm that strikes below
    That lovely messenger of death.
    Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)

    All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
    Carson McCullers (1917–1967)