California Prison Hunger Strike

Hundreds of prisoners across Californian jails have entered their second month on hunger strike protesting against inhumane conditions. Their key demand is an end to indefinite solitary confinement in ‘Security Housing Units’. Some of the prisoners have been held...

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Ghost of Prison Past

The New York Times, which during the conflict, and despite pressure by Britain, referred to IRA fighters as guerrillas, carries a considered piece on the preservation of some buildings at Long Kesh/H-Blocks and interviews two former hunger strikers. The full feature...

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CNN on Bobby Sands

CNN, the popular Cable News Network, carried a feature on the 1981 hunger strike in response to the hunger strike by one hundred prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. In it are interviewed Brendan ‘Bik’ McFarlane and Denis O’Hearn who wrote the biography on Bobby Sands,...

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Prisoners Force-Fed At Guantanamo

 Extra medical staff have been sent to the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where almost two-thirds of the detainees are on hunger strike, with many being force-fed. to help address a hunger strike that has spread to nearly two-thirds of the detainees. The...

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Guantanamo Hunger Strike

A hunger strike has been waged by US-held captives in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since February with those whose condition has deteriorated most being force-fed. Here, French journalist Sylvie Kauffmann from Le Monde compares and contrasts this hunger strike with the 1981...

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The Hunger of Samer Issawi

  Four days ago writer/activist Miko Peled from Israel went to Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, visited the grave of Bobby Sands and read the finale of Samer Issawi’s 'Hunger Speech' to Israelis. Miko Peled is an Israeli peace activist whose father was Mattityahu...

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Death In Israeli Custody

The Israeli army has stepped up its attacks on the non-violent demonstrations being held outside Israeli prisons in support of the Palestinian hunger strikers. Tear gas, baton rounds and live ammunition have been used to disperse the crowds, with reports...

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Palestinian Hunger Strike Continues

On 15th February Palestinians held non-violent protests outside various Israeli prisons demanding the release of Palestinian prisoners Samer Issawi, Ayman Sharawna and Yousef Abdel Rahman Eshteiwi who are all on hunger strike. Though released in a prisoner...

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Cuban Memorial to Hunger Strikers

Thirty-two years after the hunger strikes of 1981, visitors to Cuba continue to pay homage to the ten men who died in the H-Blocks fighting for political status. The memorial to the men in Parque Víctor Hugo (author of Les Miserables), Vedado, Havana, was unveiled by...

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Protest Gathers Strength – Latest

L A T E S T - On January 11th there will be a Global Day of Action for Idle No More. On twitter, the hashtag is #J11. There is also a Facebook page here with more information. In Canada, Chief Theresa Spence is continuing her hunger strike and despite a lot of...

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The Bobby Sands Trust was established to publish, promote and keep in print the extraordinary writings of Bobby Sands, who from prison isolation became an international figure in 1981, and who to this day continues to inspire Irish republicans in their pursuit of freedom from British rule.

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