Tag Archives: Hunger strike

House of no justice

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: “I am an inmate at New Folsom State Prison and was personally involved in the statewide hunger strike that started on July 1 in protest of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitiation’s (CDCR) practices … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers, Part 2

“My decision to go on hunger strike points to the need for new forces to defend the idea of universal human rights. Although the number of inmates refusing to take food at Guantanamo has recently declined substantially, solidarity remains a vitally important factor.” Continue reading

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Pelican Bay prisoners suspend their hunger strike

The PBSP-SHU, Short Corridor Collective Representatives hereby serve notice upon all concerned parties that after nine weeks we have collectively decided to suspend our third hunger strike action on Sept. 5, 2013. To be clear, our Peaceful Protest of Resistance to our continuous subjection to decades of systemic state-sanctioned torture via the system’s solitary confinement units is far from over. Our decision to suspend our third hunger strike in two years does not come lightly. This decision is especially difficult considering that most of our demands have not been met (despite nearly universal agreement that they are reasonable). Continue reading

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Kurdish prisoners’ hunger strike

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Kurdish prisoners’ hunger strike Below are excerpts of a Nov. 5, 2012, statement by Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey since Sept. 12. Now thousands more prisoners are joining the … Continue reading

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Mock SHU draws crowds

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Mock SHU draws crowds San Francisco—The San Francisco Mime Troupe invited the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike Support Coalition (PBHSSC) to put up a mock Security Housing Unit (SHU) cell at their … Continue reading

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From the belly of the beast—Pelican Bay prisoners speak

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: From the belly of the beast—Pelican Bay prisoners speak A new pamphlet From the Introduction: Hunger strikes by California prisoners, fighting perpetual solitary confinement, arose in mid-summer 2011 and the fall just when … Continue reading

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Virginia prison hunger strike

Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, Virginia, went on hunger strike on May 22.  More details can be found at the Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers blog, which lists the ten demands here.  You can join … Continue reading

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