After weeks of protests against a culture of racism on the University of Missouri campus, and a week-long hunger strike by student Jonathan Butler, the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigned two days after the football team joined the protests by going on strike. Mizzou students are not alone, as students at universities across North America are calling for an end to campus racism.
Thanks to the protests of more than 60,000 prisoners, the state of California has agreed to stop the use of solitary confinement in its prisons.
In March, 2014, 130 people out of 1,300 immigration detainees at the U.S. Deportations and Detention Center, a Washington State Immigration Facility went on a hunger strike to protest immigration laws and their living conditions.
In the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, detainees are going on hunger strikes to protest their treatment in the facility and being detained without trial. The United States government has responded by force-feeding the strikers to keep them alive.