hunger strikes

2003-4: Refugees in Nauru Begin Hunger Strike

Desperate refugees began a hunger strike in an attempt to get the Australian government to end its dehumanising treatment of refugees.

2007: Bolivian Sex Workers Strike

The city government and local vigilantes attacks on the sex workers of El Alto provoked a national campaign by Bolivian sex workers against discrimination and for legal reforms.

2011: Ohio Death Row Inmates Hunger Strike

The four death row inmates

Four inmates in death row for there role in the Lucasville Prison Rebellion were kept in extreme solitary confinement, in desperation they hunger struck to receive the same treatment as other death row inmates.

2010: Pearl Continental Workers Sit In Strike

An eight year dispute between hotel management and its employees union came to ahead in February 2010 when police repression prompted a sit down strike at the luxury hotel.

1971: New Mexican Prison Strike

This strike by New Mexico penitentiary inmates has been overshadowed by the more violent and dramatic uprising in 1980, though many of the causes and tensions were the same.

2001-02: California Prisoner Hunger Strike

Continuing hunger strike of political prisoners

Anarchist banner on the steps of parliament

For more than a month now political prisoners in Greece have been on hunger strike demanding the removal of various repressive and anti-terror structures. The hunger strike and its solidarity campaign have so far been the first major political opposition to the coalition government led by Syriza.

The ‘greatness' of democracy: repression, exception, and extermination

A translated article that gives a short info about the ongoing hunger strike of greek anarchist prisoners that started on 2/3. The artice was originally written by the greek anarchist group "Convention of Anarchists for the Social and Class Counter-Attack".

Anarchists occupy Syriza's headquarters

Anarchists have occupied Syriza's headquarters in Athens as an act of solidarity with an ongoing hunger strike.

Taking refuge in struggle: protests and hunger strikes in four asylum seeker detention centres across the UK

Harmondsworth IRC

A wave of protests and repression has spread across the UK's expansive asylum seeker detention complex, with four centres reporting unrest thus far. Detainee support groups report hunger strikes, sitdown protests and a flurry of organising in Harmondsworth, Colnbrook, Brook House and Campsfield, against both their lack of legal recourse and the squalid conditions in the detention centres.