The strike paints globally a picture of an aggressive, apartheid state and brings into question Israel’s supposed status as a liberal democracy, writes JEN ISAAKSON
Friday 21st Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
REFUGEES on hunger strike in protest at the closure of European Union borders have agreed to end their action, Serbia said yesterday.
Refugee agency spokesman Ivan Miskovic said authorities will now seek to move the group — around 100 strong — away from the border zone with...
Saturday 30th Jul 2016
posted by Morning Star in World
IMPRISONED Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qeq ended his 94-day hunger strike yesterday in return for an Israeli pledge to release him from prison on May 21.
That will be five months to the day since he was seized by Israeli occupation troops in front of his wife and two children in...
Saturday 27th Feb 2016
But victory is near for Shaker Aamer’s family
Friday 16th Oct 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
SUPPORTERS of Shaker Aamer, the last British detainee at Guantanamo Bay, launch a series of 24-hour fasts today to highlight calls for his immediate release.
More than 200 people including politicians, celebrities and journalists have pledged to abstain from eating in solidarity with...
Thursday 15th Oct 2015
FORMER Melody Maker journalist Karl Dallas, 84, started a hunger strike yesterday after being told he must repay more than £5,000 in benefits because of a blunder.
A Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) official turned up at lifelong activist Mr Dallas’s home in Bradford...
Wednesday 14th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell joined celebrities, MPs and journalists yesterday in a defiant pledge to fast for the immediate release of Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer.
The Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington will abstain from eating for 24 hours on October 22 during a...
Tuesday 13th Oct 2015
by Our Foreign Desk
ISRAEL’S parliament passed a law yesterday allowing the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike, a practice widely viewed as torture.
The 120-seat Knesset voted by 46 to 40 in favour of the law, which allows judges to sanction the...
Friday 31st Jul 2015
Welsh-speaking communities are under grave threat as the government kowtows to developers. Drastic action is needed, writes Jamie Bevan
Tuesday 5th May 2015
Panel says Guantanamo 'constitutes ill-treatment'
Sunday 30th Nov 2014