Some Hunger Strikes:
- Irish republican
volunteers fasted to retain their status as political prisoners. Margaret Thatcher, demanded they be classified as criminals. Ten men died.
- 61 prisoners starved themselves to death in protest against high-security jails in Turkey.
- In Ingushetia
22 Chechen refugees
who lived in tent camps conducted a hunger strike
. Makhmud Abdulshaidov
, leader of the strike went hungry for more than 25 days.
- Bob Schulz
, chairman of "We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education
" and Roland Croteau
vowed to abstain from food
until the IRS
produced a list of government officials
that would meet with them to talk about the fairness of taxation
- Woomera, Australia a camps where illegal immigrants (including children) are locked up while their asylum claims are processed. 160 of the detainees - including children and a pregnant woman refused all food and water.
- Hildure Runa Hauksdottir
's mom protested against plans to build an aluminium smelt
plant above Vatnajokull
, Europe's largest glacier