UC Student Hunger Strike
No More Nuclear Bombs In Our Name!
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 6 a.m.
Where: UC Santa Barbara and other UC campuses
Cost: Not available
Age limit: All ages
May 9th will see the beginning of a hunger strike to demand that the University of California stop engineering, testing and manufacturing nuclear bombs. This bold act of civil resistance is being coordinated by students and community members across multiple UC campuses. Some of us have pledged to go without solid food - permanently, if necessary -- unless our demand is met!
The hunger strikers' basic position is this: At this critical time in
our world, with the survival of our planetary ecosystem hanging in the balance, it is imperative for the UC Regents to stop providing a fig leaf of academic respectability to the creation of the world's most toxic and deadly weapons, and instead use their position of political leverage to spur the US toward genuine nuclear disarmament, democratization, and demilitarization.
Each participant is free to decide the duration and variety of their
fast on an individual basis, or in consultation with other hunger
strikers. Some participants will fast for a few days; others are
fasting for an open-ended time span.
How Can I Join The Hunger Strike? To participate, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, call (805) 965-3443, or visit www.ucnuclearfree.org. If you don't want to hunger strike but would still like to support this critical and timely initiative in any way, please contact us.
Event posted May 3, 2007
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010