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About Protest News Updates

Protest News Updates is a regular presentation of  protest news items sorted out from several leading newspapwers around the world. Numerous Dissenting Voices take place in various parts of the world which the general public needs to know. This presenation includes protests, hungerstrikes, dharnas, hartals, labour strikes, shutdowns, blockades etc., The main objecitve of publishing the news updates is to create awareness about the role of dissenting voices in a healthy democracy.

26 April 2022




Hunger strike

Deccan Chronicle

Take up demands with panel: Minister

The Hindu-8 minutes ago
With members of the Secondary Grade Seniority Teachers Association (SSTA) refusing to call off their protest seeking to resolve certain pay anomalies, School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan on Wednesday urged them to give up the strike and take up their demands with the one-man committee constituted by the …

Worst Possible Pick for US Ambassador to South Korea

Scoop.co.nz (press release)-9 minutes ago
After the riot, some of the prisoners went on hunger strike. On June 9, 2006, during the hunger strike, Hickman was in charge of guards on watch from towers, etc., overseeing the camp that night. He and every other guard observed that, just as the Navy Criminal Investigative Service report on the matter would later say, …

Drama: New play Norah explores human dilemma of the Hunger Strike

The Irish News-2 hours ago
THE Hunger Strike and the deaths of 10 young IRA men in 1981 is one of those combustible periods in our recent historical past where many still recall the pervading tension all too clearly. While publicly it involved a deadly stalemate between the IRA’s demands and the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s refusal to …

Story image for Hungerstrike from The Hindu

The Hindu

Chennithala launches hunger strike for CBI probe into custodial death

GkMen-3 hours ago
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday slammed the Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) acting chairperson P Mohana Das for seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged custodial death of a 26-year-old youth in Kochi. Sreejith, from Varappuzha in Ernakulam district, …

Story image for Hungerstrike from San Francisco Bay View

Rally to end Santa Clara County Jail hunger strike

San Francisco Bay View-3 hours ago
Official public statement from Prisoners United of Silicon Valley. Introduction: Over 200 prisoners in Santa Clara County have been on a hunger strike since April 15, 2018, to end meaningless classification reviews and the torturous practice of indefinite solitary confinement etc.. Hunger strike participants have lost anywhere …

Story image for Hungerstrike from The New Indian Express

Failing health lands nearly 100 elementary school staff in hosp

The New Indian Express-4 hours ago
CHENNAI : Nearly 100 government elementary teachers have been hospitalised since they began their hunger strike on Monday. Teachers from all over the State have been pouring into Chennai since Monday, demanding revision of wages. By Tuesday evening, more than 5,000 had gathered in the city to join the protest.

Story image for Hungerstrike from Deccan Chronicle

Chennai: R Sarathkumar fasts for Cauvery, Vijayakanth greets him

Deccan Chronicle-5 hours ago
… Makkal Katchi R. Sarathkumar observed a fast protest near the Chepauk government guest house here on Wednesday to condemn the central government for not constituting the Cauvery Management Board. A large number of pro-Tamil leaders, activists, party workers and general public participated in the hunger strike, …

Story image for Hungerstrike from Shadowproof (blog)

Lucasville Uprising Survivors On Hunger Strike After Ohio Prison …

Shadowproof (blog)-5 hours ago
Incarcerated survivors of the 1993 Lucasville Uprising are on hunger strike, demanding to know why Ohio officials restricted their phone and email access for nearly five days during the 25-year anniversary of the rebellion. Prison officials said the restrictions, which impacted at least five survivors, would be lifted by the …

The Harrowing Saga of the Grey Lady of Bagram Jail

Kashmir Reader-6 hours ago
In 2005, male prisoners were so agpalled by her plight, crying and shouting that they went on a hunger strike for six days. This, in a way, reflects the extreme cunningness and brutality of American imperialism and domination. After 9/11, Afghanistan, in particular, in general, Muslims becomes the victim of American …

Story image for Hungerstrike from NYOOOZ

Lawyers protest for permanent HC bench in Udaipur

NYOOOZ-7 hours ago
… association Ram Kripa Sharma, and Satyendra Sankhla were among the protesters. The bar association had been sitting on an indefinite ‘anshan’ or hunger strike for ten days with the members of the civil society and various organizations also extending their support over the demand and participating in the dharna daily.



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