hunger strike

Palestine

June 3, 2017
Sahar Francis of the Adameer Prisoner Support Association talks about what the Palestinian prisoner’s hunger strike achieved and explains why strike leader Marwan Barghouti says that it could resume if the agreement is violated

Rattling the Bars: U.S. Prison Strikes

August 22, 2016

In this episode of Rattling the Bars we examine various prison strikes in the U.S. and the common thread of inhumane prison conditions

TRNN Replay: African Refugees in Israel

June 30, 2014
Just as the Hunger Strike led by Palestinian political prisoners ended last week, African refugees in Israel’s desert detention centers began their own. On Friday afternoon, nearly a thousand asylum seekers and refugees left Israel’s so-called “open prison” in the Negev Desert. Following months, and in some cases years, of imprisonment under Israel’s newly amended…

Visiting Israel’s “Open Prisons” for African Refugees

January 21, 2014

At the end of December the Israeli Ministry of Interior notified asylum seekers it is severely reducing its hours of operations. As a result hundreds of asylum seekers were unable to renew their visas, were picked off the streets by the Border Police and shipped to Israel’s new “open prison” in the Negev Desert. The…

Guantanamo Anniversary: 12 Years Of A Continuing War Crime

January 9, 2014

Ratner: 155 Prisoners, Almost All Held Without Charge, Must be Tried or Released – Immediately

Guantanamo: Twelve Years of US War Crimes

December 27, 2013

Michael Ratner: Guantanamo camp continues to violate international laws and norms, including fake trials, media blackout on ongoing hunger strikes, and banning public disclosure of torture faced by detainees

Guantanamo Bay Prison

December 18, 2013
Jason Leopold: Guantanamo Prisoner’s ongoing hunger-strike and detention of 158 prisoners, including some 80 who have been cleared for release or transfer has increased pressure to close Guantanamo

Hunger-striking Immigrant Detainees Held in Canada for Years Without Trial

December 16, 2013

Supporters rally in snowstorm outside maximum security prison to show solidarity for prisoners being held without charges or release date

Is Obama Making Good on His Promise to Close Gitmo?

September 23, 2013

Four months after Pres. Obama recommitted to close Gitmo, TRNN contributor Michael Ratner gives us an update on the status of the prison