Hunger Strike

Afghanistan Violence Continues as Gunmen Attack Intelligence Facility

The latest in a week of attacks that have claimed at least 311 lives<p>By<p>Habib Khan Totakhil and<p>Habib Khan Totakhil<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@HabibKhanT<p>habibkhant<p>habib.totakhil@wsj.com<p>Craig Nelson<p>KABUL—Gunmen attacked the Afghan intelligence service’s training facility in central Kabul on …

Afghanistan

Concerns grow for refugees refusing food and water

A 12-year-old refugee on Nauru has been on a hunger strike for nearly two weeks while a Manus Island refugee is refusing food and water.<p>Medical staff …

Mental Health

UN Experts Call On Kremlin To 'Immediately And Unconditionally' Release Sentsov

United Nations experts have called on the Russian government to "immediately and unconditionally release" Oleh Sentsov, a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker …

Human Rights

Organizers call end to teacher hunger strike

After reaching their goal of a commitment for four more years of fully funding public education in the state, a group of teachers has called an end …

Education

Nauru hunger strike: 12-year-old boy at imminent risk of dying

A 12-year-old refugee boy on hunger strike on Nauru for more than a fortnight is at imminent risk of dying, medical staff on the island say, but efforts to move him to hospital care in Australia have foundered.<p>He is one of several critical child cases on the island – including a 14-year-old boy …

Scott Ludlam

Georgia Teachers Go On Hunger Strike To Secure Education Funding

At least 50 teachers in Atlanta are going on a two-week hunger strike to call attention to education funding.<p>Around 50 teachers from the Atlanta area …

Education

Russia refuses to pardon jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for more than three months. Now the Kremlin has rejected his mother's …

Russia

Ukraine's Sentsov 'wants to live' but will not end hunger strike: activist

MOSCOW (AFP) -<p>Hunger striking Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov "wants and hopes to live" but will not stop his protest despite deteriorating health, a rights campaigner who visited him in the Russian Arctic prison where he is held said Wednesday.<p>The 42-year-old Kremlin opponent convicted on …

Russia

Afghanistan's Taliban Withdraws Security Guarantee For ICRC Staff

The Taliban says it has withdrawn from a security agreement with the International Committee of the Red Crescent (ICRC) that guarantees safety for …

Afghanistan

Georgia Teachers Going On Hunger Strike To Protect Education Funding

Nearly 50 Georgia teachers are pledging a hunger strike, urging legislators to continue education funding for their state.<p>The teachers’ campaign, …

News (U.S.)

UN rights experts call on Russia to release Ukrainian film-maker whose life is in ‘imminent danger’

“We urge Russian authorities to unconditionally release him as a matter of urgency,” the UN experts declared.<p>Oleg Sentsov was arrested by Russian …

Human Rights

12yo refugee on hunger strike on Nauru suffering from resignation syndrome, doctors say

Medical staff on Nauru say a 12-year-old refugee boy has been on a hunger strike for nearly two weeks.<p>They say he has been sedated and given fluids …

Mental Health

'Extremely concerned': Twelve-year-old refugee on hunger strike in Nauru

A refugee advocacy group has sounded the alarm over a young boy's hunger strike on Nauru.

Mental Health

Kalyan residents celebrate Independence Day through hunger strike

On Independence day Kalyan residents sat on a hunger strike to seek freedom from 15 issues which plague the city. Some of these issues include …

India News

Taliban withdraws protection from Red Cross in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Wednesday it was withdrawing its security guarantee for the International Red Cross in Afghanistan after it said the organisation neglected prisoners holding a hunger strike in the Pul-e Charkhi prison in Kabul.<p>It said the International Committee of the Red …

Afghanistan

Jailed Bahraini politician's son extends hunger strike protest

Son of opposition leader Hassan Mushaima enters third week of hunger strike, saying his father is denied healthcare.<p>A Bahraini man's hunger strike against his father's "torturous" life sentence in the Gulf state has entered its third week in London.<p>Ali Mushaima, the son of jailed Bahraini …

European News

Wednesday's letters: Bike lane on 109 Street is the people's choice

The city’s proposed plan to put in a bike lane on 110 Street rather than the 109 Street option that residents have been asking for is at best …

Bike Lanes

Russia’s Indifference to Two Political Prisoners Sends a Strong and Familiar Message

Two political prisoners are in danger of dying—two people may be dying right now—in Russian prisons. Theirs are two very different stories. One of the dying is a grown man who has made a series of conscious, well-articulated choices. The other is a teen-age girl who seems confused by her …

Russia

July Prisoners' Update: 520 Palestinians seized by Israeli occupation forces - Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

In July 2018, Israeli occupation forces arrested 520 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territories, including 69 children, nine women and …

Israel

Exclusive: Senators ask DHS to crack down on alleged coerced labor in immigrant detention centers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six US senators are asking the Department of Homeland Security to take immediate steps to ensure private-prison operators aren't using forced labor at immigrant detention centers, after allegations that detainees feel coerced to work for $1 per day or less to get sufficient food and basic …

Immigration

Is Putin going to let this Ukrainian protester die?

<i>Summer Lopez, who previously worked eight years for the U.S. Agency for International Development, is the senior director of free expression programs for PEN America.</i><p>Oleg Sentsov has not eaten for 92 days. The Ukrainian writer and filmmaker, who was arrested by Russian forces in Crimea in 2014 and …

Opinion

As the World Cup begins, Russia should free Oleg Sentsov

AS YOU settle down to watch the World Cup in Russia, remember Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director serving a 20-year sentence in a prison camp in …

Russia

French minister joins call to save Ukrainian filmmaker from Russian jail

French Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen has joined over 100 actors and cinema directors in a call to free Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has …

European News

Georgia teachers tell why they’re launching a hunger strike

Several dozen teachers and concerned community members are participating in a two-week hunger strike set to begin Monday. They aren’t protesting for …

Education

Lunch Ladies Allegedly Embezzle 500K From Wealthy Connecticut Schools

6:57 PM 08/13/2018<p>Two former lunch ladies handed themselves over to Connecticut police on the August 11-12 weekend after authorities asserted that …

Conservative View

Andhra Transgenders lodge complaint against Chittoor MP N Sivaprasad

By Express News Service<p>VIJAYAWADA: Ruling TDP Chittoor MP N Sivaprasad, who has been protesting outside the Parliament demanding according of Special …

India

Landlord goes on hunger strike over new homeless shelter

Mayor de Blasio’s homeless policies are so hard to swallow for a Queens landlord that he’s gone on a hunger strike.<p>Saverio “Sam” Esposito, 53, said …

Homelessness

Hunger strike wreath laying ceremony in Bellaghy

Sinn Féin will host their annual wreath laying ceremony at the graveside of Óglach Thomas McElwee on Sunday at 11.30am at St Mary’s Churchyard, …

County Derry

After 90 days of hunger strike, imprisoned filmmaker, activist says: 'The end is near'

Oleg Sentsov has not eaten for 90 days.<p>For nearly three months, the Ukrainian film director has been on a hunger strike in a remote Russian prison, …

Russia

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - The Eric Metaxas Show

Hour 1<p>Because Greg Laurie was holding a Bible on the billboard promoting SoCal Harvest, the billboard was removed... and Dimas Salaberrios enters day …

Salem