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I’m at the #HungerStrike4Democracy rally in Lafayette Park this morning outside the White House. Students from AZ, TX, FL, NC. Press conference starting in a few minutes. #votingrights
Omg! @JoeMadison16S is here! He’s on Day 36 of his hunger strike for #votingrights. #HungerStrike4Democracy #FreedomToVoteAct
.@JoeMadison16S notes that the filibuster was used to keep slavery in place, to Stop voting rights act, to try to stop civil rights act. “They have carved out the filibuster 160 times since 1969.” #HungerStrike4Democracy #HungerStrike #FreedomToVoteAct
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Hunger Strike Thread:
1/8
We had no rights at #Guantanamo. We had no power. We had nothing but our bodies and our lives and we had to use them to bring about change. Going on #hungerstrike is like entering a dark tunnel & the light at the end is death.
#artfromguantanamo
2/8
In the beginning, your stomach growls & begs for food. You dream of food. I dreamed of meals my father made after Ramadan--lamb mandi that melted in my mouth. I regretted every grain of rice left uneaten.
3/8
Days later, your stomach shuts down. Your body consumes your fat, then muscle. You feel pain in every cell consumed. You don’t sleep. You can’t concentrate and feel confused. Your vision blurs. Your heart beats so fast it’s hard to breathe.
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Gurkhas and the British

Men from the hillsides of Nepal began joining the British Army in 1815,right after the end of the 1st phase of the Anglo-Gurkha War of 1814-16.They have been serving the British Crown ever since.#Gurkha #Gurkhas #Nepal #ENGITA #Eng scmp.com/week-asia/opin…
The Gurkhas played an essential role in establishing the British Raj in India and fought for the British in Afghanistan, what was then Burma, Tibet and in countless other conflicts.

#England #Britain #British #Army #BritishArmy #Eng #ENGITA #Euro2020Final #EuroFinal #EURO2020
In the first world war alone, tiny Nepal,with a population of around 5 million, sent over 200,000 Gurkhas to fight for the British. 1 in 10 never returned. In the second world war over 250,000 Gurkhas fought alongside the British and more than 33,000 never returned.

#Eng #ENGITA
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On my 4th (bit more challenging) day of hunger strike I would like to share why I am taking this stance and why I believe it is worth. It will necessarily be a long post but I will try and synthesise as much as I can.

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #hungerstrike
1. Why #1: The strike symbolically represents the determination to make a little sacrifice for a greater good (reminiscent of the need of reconsidering the insane growth paradigm that is leading us to destroy the planet).
2. Why #2: In addition, it highlights the hunger and suffering that the planetary breakdown will bring about if we don't effect radical change. This is also an act of solidarity towards those activists who compromise themselves going to jail for a greater good.
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1⃣The tragedy of #Coronavirus spread in #Iran's prisons
The Iranian regime angered the prisoners by disagreeing with the release of prisoners.
5 Iranian jail riots in recent weeks, with hundreds escaping jail so far
@WHO
@USADarFarsi

ncr-iran.org/en/news/human-…
2⃣
#Covid_19 epidemic has arguably provided #Iran's regime authorities with an opportunity to ramp up this practice, thereby killing off political prisoners or at least severely impairing their health
#freeallpoliticalprisoners
@JavaidRehman
@mbachelet

ncr-iran.org/en/news/human-…
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#Coronavirus in #Iran'ian prisons

Reports indicate a riot by inmates of "Adel Abad Prison" in Shiraz

and some of them managed to escape. Some local sources report hearing gunshots from prison

Security forces have besieged the prison.
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Tonight marks 8 years since my father was beaten unconscious in front of my family and taken. 8 years he’s been in prison, severely tortured, for being a human rights defender. For wanting human rights and democracy. For wanting freedom and liberty #Bahrain #DKPol
Sitting on a train in #US, I read tweet after tweet frm my sister, how they took my father, how they beat him, & I mostly felt guilt. Guilt for not being there. Guilt for not protecting my family. As irrational as it is, guilt bcz I thought if I was there they wud take me instead
Today it feels more settled, but it’s the same pain, the same hurt, every day my father, and thousands others, sit in those prison cells, we feel guilt for not having been able to get them out, for being free while they continue to be imprisoned
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