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End of prisoners' hunger strike marks new phase in struggle

In a dramatic announcement Sept. 5, leaders of the nine-week-long hunger strike by California prison inmates said they are suspending their strike.

 

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Calif. prison hunger strike nears two-month mark

The strikers' core demands include ending long-term solitary confinement and group punishment, and offering SHU inmates more constructive programs and activities.

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Inmates & advocates press for changes as prison hunger strike continues

A hunger strike by California prison inmates protesting prolonged solitary confinement is now well into its third week.

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Seeking Obama intervention in Gitmo hunger strike

 In an open letter to President Obama this Friday, human rights organizations have called for his intervention in the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.

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Dolores Huerta joins fast for DREAM Act

Sixteen people on hunger strike, and supporters around the country, are continuing to push for passage of the DREAM Act.