Hunger Strike History


Subject:
Activism , Strikes & Lockouts

Description:
"Hunger strikes have been used to change policy and social wrongs for hundreds of years. In early Ireland, where the tradition originated, hunger strikes were actually encoded in civic law." This site provides a brief overview of "some of the most famous, most effective, hunger strikes," including Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and U.S. suffragettes in the early 20th century. From Code Pink's TroopsHomeFast campaign.

Publisher:
Code Pink

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.codepinkalert.org/article.php?id=1025


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