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38. One of the Issues with a Hunger Strike Is:
What's the trigger for the hunger strike to stop? If there is none, it's almost guaranteed to end with a whimper.
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  -Occupy Wall Street Hunger Strikes Begin as Occupy Portland Camp Shut Down by Police Hissyspit  Dec-04-11 10:54 AM   #0 
  - The problem with hunger strikes is that  Drale   Dec-04-11 11:14 AM   #1 
  - Or at the very least if they are responsible for you - as in prisons etc  dmallind   Dec-04-11 11:27 AM   #2 
  - The OP says they are expecting to be arrested.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:18 PM   #15 
  - If I may add... if they care and if you are visible.  russspeakeasy   Dec-04-11 11:27 AM   #3 
  - The point is to shame those who would react that way.  Hissyspit   Dec-04-11 12:16 PM   #7 
  - Please see Reply 15. DU is a hoot sometimes, isn't it?  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:20 PM   #16 
  - bingo!!!  newspeak   Dec-07-11 10:18 AM   #41 
  - I say do it. The more the veil comes off the government, the more  Arctic Dave   Dec-04-11 11:47 AM   #4 
  - Yes.  Zorra   Dec-04-11 02:07 PM   #10 
  - You know, we could start helping somehow. I wonder if DUers, or even half of them, would commit to  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:24 PM   #17 
     - I think that is a great idea.  Arctic Dave   Dec-05-11 10:14 PM   #24 
  - I can see conservatives celebrating!  grasswire   Dec-04-11 11:48 AM   #5 
  - I believe the point is to ultimately shame those who have no sympathy.  Hissyspit   Dec-04-11 12:15 PM   #6 
  - So they will magically acquire sympathy?  randome   Dec-04-11 12:27 PM   #8 
  - No. Sympathy from OTHERS who see the petty responses.  Hissyspit   Dec-04-11 02:48 PM   #11 
  - Making TPTB look bad is a fairly innucuous goal.  randome   Dec-05-11 06:41 AM   #13 
  - LOL, more honest disagreement.? Seriously, what is your point?  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:31 PM   #19 
  - Ask the mirror. nt  U4ikLefty   Dec-07-11 03:54 PM   #46 
  - You can't shame people with no sympathy  lbrtbell   Dec-05-11 06:12 AM   #12 
     - true, or more DUers would be ashamed of what they are saying about OWS and what they  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:33 PM   #20 
  - Gee, Thanks for the support.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:27 PM   #18 
  - Bad idea. The PTB want the protestors dead. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-04-11 01:15 PM   #9 
  - Some of the lowest, er, I mean, lowliest folk seem to want the same.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:35 PM   #21 
  - As effective as holding their breath; won't work.  Islandlife   Dec-05-11 10:13 AM   #14 
  - Well, you could be emailing media and their sponsors demanding they  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:37 PM   #22 
  - These are some brave, determined people. Respect.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 06:45 PM   #23 
  - Send pizza! Oh, wait...nt  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-06-11 11:57 AM   #37 
  - When was the last time that a hunger strike by a non-prisoner was successful?  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-11 09:17 AM   #25 
  - Looks like a big FAIL for the mock and undermine set.  Kingofalldems   Dec-06-11 09:50 AM   #26 
  - How is pointing out a likely ineffective strategy mocking or undermining?  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-11 10:37 AM   #29 
     - Being against everything and anything OWS is undermining  Kingofalldems   Dec-06-11 11:27 AM   #30 
        - +1  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:33 AM   #32 
  - When was the last time a movement in the U.S. went on a hunger strike, successful or not?  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:31 AM   #31 
     - 2006:  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-06-11 11:37 AM   #35 
     - yes, the hunger strike during the suffrage movement  newspeak   Dec-07-11 10:26 AM   #42 
  - OWS = Fail  rethymnon   Dec-06-11 10:33 AM   #27 
  - LOL! Tell the apoliticals at your office something for me. Tell those shits to fuck themselves.  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:35 AM   #33 
  - the corruption is so rampant in this country today  newspeak   Dec-07-11 12:38 PM   #43 
  - LOL! Aw, are we scarin' ya? Might as well get used to it!  Zorra   Dec-07-11 05:42 PM   #49 
  - This is stupid. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 10:34 AM   #28 
  - Thanks for your concern. I am sure OWS pales in comparison to all your accomplishments, but  No Elephants   Dec-06-11 11:36 AM   #34 
     - I want them to succeed - that's the point. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 11:51 AM   #36 
  - One of the Issues with a Hunger Strike Is:  On the Road   Dec-06-11 06:11 PM   #38 
  - Or with dead protesters  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-07-11 08:54 AM   #39 
     - I Know -- I Mean My Issue with It  On the Road   Dec-07-11 09:45 AM   #40 
        - the OWS has already accomplished something  newspeak   Dec-07-11 01:02 PM   #44 
           - Who Said OWS Accomplished Nothing?  On the Road   Dec-07-11 03:39 PM   #45 
  - I've never understood the concept of a hunger strike -  lynne   Dec-07-11 04:30 PM   #47 
     - Here: MISS ALICE PAUL ON HUNGER STRIKE;  Zorra   Dec-07-11 05:15 PM   #48 
 

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