Hunger Strike

Immigrant Students Begin Hunger Strike For NY Dream ActAbout 50 immigrant students who live illegally in New York state have started a hunger strike after a proposal that would allow them to apply for state financial aid for college was not included in the state's budget, some of the students said Wednesday.
Brother Of Slain City Councilman Holds Hunger Strike To Stop Gun ViolenceIt was nearly 10 years ago – July 23, 2003 – when Brooklyn City Councilman James Davis brought a political rival to a council meeting at City Hall, and then was shot dead by the man in front of schoolchildren and a chamber full of government leaders.
Rapper Yasiin Bey Undergoes Painful Force Feeding To Draw Attention To GuantanamoBrooklyn-born rapper and actor Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has been drawing attention to a prisoners’ hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay with a graphic video in which he volunteers to be force-fed as the prisoners are.
12 Arrested In Anti-Guantanamo Protest At Federal CourthouseA dozen people protesting the holding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were arrested Monday as they staged a “die-in” on the steps of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse Monday.
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