- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Desert Blues , Ibrahim Rojhilat , Khaled and Turgay Ozufler .
On Radio Mernet this afternoon, (14.00-16.00 UK time) we did an exclusive report on the history of hunger strikes as a form of civil disobedience. As about 26 of the almost 700 hunger strikers in 66 prisons in Turkey were nearing death risk in the 58th day of the action as of today, we thought it would be useful to highlight this issue. In the first hour (14.00-15.00 UK time) we looked at the historical examples from women’s suffragette movement to Mahatma Gandhi’s fasting campaigns, to political detainees in Northern Ireland, Guantanamo Bay, Palestine, and some other Mediterranean countries. The second hour (15.00-16.00 UK time) was exclusively about hunger strikes in Turkey for the last 40 years. Love, peace and solidarity. :-) <3