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My first response is that I think I know what a hunger strike is, and this just doesn't seem like one. At a minimum, the striking students are drinking a yummy-sounding concoction consisting of:
- 10-14 oz. (distilled) water
- 2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
- 2 tbsp. organic maple syrup, grade B (I guess they can't afford grade A)
- 1/10 tsp. cayenne pepper to taste
Also, seems like every time I read about this story, another group of students has joined or left the protest. Well, to my thinking, you can't just drop in and out of a hunger strike. Who will take you seriously unless you are willing to take it to the end?
My message to the strikers: Read up on your Thoreau. There is a message in there to help you with your cause.
To the CU administration. I'm impressed that you have already worked so well with the strikers. Continue to listen to them, hear their arguments. Then, make the right decision, independent of the fact that they are on a hunger strike. You should not make policy decisions based on the demands of protesters, for the same reason that you don't negotiate with terrorists.