Hunger Strike News
San Francisco Police Under Fire for Alleged Racist and Homophobic Slurs
Protesters call for the resignation of the police chief after the release of text messages allegedly involving 3 former cops that contained racist and homophobic slurs.
Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Released in Dramatic Prison Swap
Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot held prisoner by Russia for almost two years, returned home to Kiev today following a dramatic prisoner swap for two captured Russian soldiers. Her release removes a source of tension between Russia and Ukraine, and led some to hope it could help efforts to
Egyptians Detained Over Islands Protest Start Hunger Strike
Family members of Egyptians detained for planning a demonstration last month say 21 of them have started a hunger strike, protesting what they call an "unfair trial"
Israel Frees Palestinian Who Ended Hunger Strike in February
The Israeli military says a Palestinian prisoner who ended a 94-day hunger strike in February has been released to his home in the West Bank
Marco Pannella, Maverick in Italian Postwar Politics, Dies
Marco Pannella, the maverick radical who was crucial to Italian postwar campaigns to legalize abortion and other social change, has died
Longtime Mexican Politician Luis H. Alvarez Dies at 96
Luis H. Alvarez, a former presidential candidate and longtime prominent figure in the conservative National Action Party who spent decades pushing for democratic reform in Mexico, has died
'Frisco Five' on Hunger Strike While San Francisco Police Chief Refuses to Resign
Five protesters in San Francisco's Mission District, called the "Frisco Five," continue their hunger strike over what they call racist actions by the San Francisco police department, which they say include shootings of minorities and racially-charged text messages by officers. The group is calling
Michael Steele Thinks Trump Can Bring Party Together If He Makes Changes
Former RNC chairman joins "The View" panel to talk about the latest political primaries and Rubio dropping out of the presidential race.
Family: The 'Inhumane' Conditions Amir Hekmati Survived in Iranian Prison
When ex-Marine Amir Hekmati addressed reporters Tuesday for the first time after being released from an Iranian prison, he said that he stayed strong through "very inhumane and unjust" "pressures" in detention because he “didn’t want to let any of my fellow Marines down.” The happy and