Hunger strike
Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Safety of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah feared amid communication blackout

Fattah’s family has had no contact with him for over 10 days, even as he continues a nearly 120-day long hunger strike against his unjust and inhumane incarceration. An icon of the 2011 revolution, the activist is serving a five year sentence for “broadcasting false news undermining national security” 

Nepalese student union launches hunger strike at Tribhuvan University to demand educational reform

The students, who began their hunger strike on July 12, have demanded reforms from the University administration regarding policy, infrastructure, management, courses and more

Myanmar update Myanmar is trapped in a cycle of displacement and widespread rights abuse

From mass arrests to killings of 2,000 dissidents, the military regime is accused of triggering displacement, bringing political divisions and pushing the country to the verge of civil war

Ecuadorian teachers on hunger strike in defense of Intercultural Education Law

The teachers are demanding the full implementation of the Organic Law of Intercultural Education (LOEI), including equalization of teachers’ salaries at national level

Russia-Ukraine talks face crisis, Thai dissident indicted and other stories

Today we look at the latest on the talks amid the war in Ukraine, the indictment of a dissident in Thailand, and more

Report: poor and marginalized especially hit by US COVID-19 death toll and other stories

Today we look at a report on COVID-19’s impact on existing disparities in the US, a hunger strike by imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, and more

US prisoners strike Hunger strike continues in New York’s infamous Rikers Island

Inmates have complained of indifference by officials regarding the risk of COVID-19 spread, inadequate heating during winter, lack of proper hygiene and rising violence inside the prison

Palestinians protest forestation plan amid violent Israeli repression and other stories

Today we look at protests by Bedouin Palestinians against Israeli encroachment in the Negev, a hunger strike at the Rikers Island jail complex in protest of inhuman conditions, and more

Palestinian photojournalist Faiz Abu Rmeleh assaulted by Israeli protesters

Right-wing Israelis held a protest following the announcement by Israeli authorities that Palestinian administrative detainee Hisham Abu Hawwash would be released

Hisham Abu Hawwash to continue hunger strike until definitive release

Abu Hawwash has been on a hunger strike for 135 days protesting his illegal administrative detention and has vowed to continue until he is granted complete freedom

South African court halts Shell’s oil exploration, seismic blasting and other stories

Today we look at an interdict order against Shell’s seismic surveys in South Africa, the months-long hunger strike by Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, and more

Taxi drivers win US New York’s yellow cab drivers win struggle for debt relief

After two months of non-stop protests and two weeks of hunger strikes, drivers under the banner of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance reached an agreement with city authorities and the largest medallion loan holder