Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

UC Berkeley students begin hunger strike

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 02:03 AM
Original message
UC Berkeley students begin hunger strike
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

(05-03) 20:04 PDT BERKELEY -- A group of UC Berkeley students started a hunger strike Monday to demand that the university oppose the new Arizona immigration law, drop disciplinary charges against protesters from the occupation of Wheeler Hall earlier this year, rehire laid-off janitors, and make the campus a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

Latino groups on the Cal campus called the hunger strike at noon Monday. The strikers have set up camp in front of California Hall.

Mayra Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for the Cal Latino community but not a hunger striker herself, said 20 protesters will not to eat until their demands are met. The hunger strikers were joined Monday afternoon and evening by as many as 75 supporters. Protesters and hunger strikers will camp outside the hall day and night, she said.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/0...



What a great way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kent State - the student revolution never ends! :-)

And not yet have there been any incendiary far-right comments in the most recommended section yet...as has usually happened with many SF Chronicle online articles.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
mwrguy Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 02:07 AM
Response to Original message
1. I hope this spreads
all around the country.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 02:36 AM
Response to Original message
2. Does the university care if students hunger? Withhold tuition!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:03 AM
Response to Original message
3. damn instalektuals... all that thinkin when they could be mindless robots
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 09:37 AM
Response to Original message
4. Non-negotiable, unilateral demands are back in fashion
Spring semester ends May 14. Most healthy students should be able to go 10 days without food, no problem. It will do some of them good.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 10:05 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. Hunger strike doesn't necessarily mean going without ALL food
It can also be a very pared down diet. I learned that from the 80's hunger strikes against apartheid.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 10:25 AM
Response to Reply #5
6. I guess that it could be a juice fast as well
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 12:29 PM
Response to Reply #5
9. Hunger strikes are self-defeating for most people
Very few individuals have the willpower to starve themselves to death.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 11:19 AM
Response to Original message
7. k
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 12:27 PM
Response to Original message
8. Wow! That's quite the list..I hope they're
okay..down the line.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blandocyte Donating Member (830 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 04:19 PM
Response to Original message
10. Many demands. Should change to a regressive hunger strike:
If the univerisity condemns Arizona, ok, we'll eat some hotdogs. Drop the charges against the last group of protesters and we'll mix up some smoothies.

That's a lot of demands to roll into one hunger strike.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul 19th 2019, 05:47 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC