Strikers have started a blog, Hungry for Justice. Check it out for updates, videos are also available.
Students have recently been denied access to water and permission to pitch tents despite rain. They stand strong on their demands and condemnation of Arizona Bill SB 1070 which target minority and immigrant communities.
“We understand that Arizona’s racism is alive and well here on our campus. Birgeneau’s treatment of our solidarity coalition underscores the systemic marginalization that the hunger strikers are trying to end at Cal and in our country. Birgeneau’s actions not only validate the need for direct action, they strengthen our resolve.
So, the strike continues. There are now eight dry strikers and a growing list of solidarity hunger strikers. We call on supporters to join in solidarity with a hunger strike tomorrow. There is a rally tomorrow at 3:30PM. We continue to request immediate negotiations with Birgeneau and Breslauer and an immediate and peaceful end to the strike. We hope that Birgeneau and Breslauer can find it within their conscience to do the right thing and compromise, negotiate, and empathize the struggles of the student strikers.”