What is hunger strike?

  • (noun): A voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest.

Hunger Strike

A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance or pressure in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change. Most hunger strikers will take liquids but not solid food.

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Some articles on hunger strike:

Laurence Mc Keown - Freedom
... McKeown and Campbell co-wrote a film about the 1981 hunger strike called H3 which was directed by Les Blair, and premiered in cinemas on 28 September 2001 ... he appeared in a two-part documentary titled Hunger Strike, which was shown on RTÉ to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1981 hunger strike ...
Lilian Lenton - Notoriety
... In Holloway Prison she held a hunger strike for two days before being forcibly fed, which caused her to become seriously ill with pleurisy caused by food entering ... denied that she had been force fed and that her illness was actually caused by her hunger strike ... and Mouse Act' in April 1913, which stated that hunger-striking suffragette 'mice' could be released on temporary licence to recover their health, when the security forces could re-arrest them ...
Ahmed Zaid Salim Zuhair - Hunger Strike
... Rahman Shalabi are the two remaining captives who have been on the hunger strike that started in August 2005 ... writing in the Miami Herald, reported that Zuhair had been the longest lasting hunger striker, whose hunger strike had lasted 1450 days ...
Hunger Strike - Legal Situation
... revised and updated its Declaration of Malta on Hunger Strikers ... formal legal powers, and the AMA has not stated its position on hunger strikers ... States Code of Federal Regulations rule on hunger strikes by prisoners states, "It is the responsibility of the Bureau of Prisons to monitor the health and welfare of individual inmates, and ...
Anatoly Marchenko - Detailed Biography - Marcheko's Final Hunger Strike, and Death
... who had died not long before Gorbachev's announcement - ironically, from the effects of a hunger strike demanding the release of all Soviet political prisoners ... This last hunger strike started on August 4, 1986 when he wrote a letter to the Helsinki review conference in Vienna ... Sadly, there was little reaction to his hunger strike from the world press ...

Famous quotes containing the words strike and/or hunger:

    Could beauty be beaten out,
    O youth the cities have sent
    to strike at each other’s strength,
    it is you who have kept her alight.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home,
    A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam
    Afore ye really ‘preciate the things ye lef’ behind,
    An’ hunger fer ‘em somehow, with ‘em allus on yer mind.
    Edgar Albert Guest (1881–1959)