Hunger Strike

Movements for Racial Justice Enter New Phase in Florida, Chicago, and California

Yesterday, a 31 day sit-in at the Florida state capitol ended, and the student-led campaign announced its next steps. Starting four days after George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders occupied the Tallahassee government building to demand a special legislative session … Continued

Undocumented Residents Go On Hunger Strike for Fair Chance at Organ Transplant

Yesterday in the Chicago neighborhood of Little Village, fourteen undocumented patients in need of an organ transplant announced they were going on a hunger strike. The patients and loved ones of those in need of a transplant will strike until … Continued

Immigrants, Faith Leaders in Philadelphia Begin 40 Day Fast to End Police/ICE Collaboration

By Nicole Kligerman, Community Organizer at New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia  On June 22, over 65 immigrants, allies, and religious leaders and 13 faith communities in Philadelphia began “40 Days of Fasting, Action, and Prayer” to demand an end to … Continued

Dispatches from Georgia: Hungry for Justice

by Carla Nicol Argueta A delegation of students and activists were in Atlanta for a week to document efforts to resist anti-immigrant law H.B. 87. The delegation members will be sharing first-hand accounts of their experiences with dispatches. Visit Imagine … Continued


Lady Liberty Kidnapped!

Glenn Hutchinson’s blog has been delayed this month for an important announcement from a guest correspondent, Lady Liberty. Dear Imagine 2050 Reader, This is Lady Liberty and I’ve been kidnapped: PLEASE HELP! I’m being held in an undisclosed location against … Continued


Street Theater, a Silent Senator, and Dreams

My Democratic senator is silent about immigration-how about yours? Even though the worst parts of the Arizona SB 1070 law are temporarily blocked, Republican extremists continue to push anti-immigrant legislation.  Last week, more Republicans called for a repeal of the … Continued


Cross-post: Hunger Strike Outside Senator’s Office Should Stir Action

Although this particular action has ceased, the hunger strike in New York by Dream Act students and supporters deserves more attention than it received last week. Albor Ruiz reports for the New York Daily News: Since the first of June, … Continued


Can Sheriff Joe Be Stopped?

Sheriff Joe would like the public to believe that the thousands of inmates on hunger strike for the last three weeks are just complaining about food. He would like us to think that the biggest issue for detainees is rotting … Continued