Sunday, May 13, 2007

Day Five, going strong

It's day five of the hunger strike and I feel clear-headed, optimistic and for the most part not too hungry (hooray!)- though the energy can be fickle at times. The day started off well with sunshine and the Beatles greeting our tent city in front of Cheadle Hall here at UCSB and an interview on a local Air America show. Both of the show's hosts were very supportive and extend their support and gratitude to all of the hunger strikers.
Yesterday there were many friendly faces that stopped by the tent community including two young girls who made signs and chalk art with the messages "nasty nukes," "nukes are stinky," and "nukes are evil." They even wanted to camp out with us. It was refreshing to see how passionate children were about what we are doing and how clear the issue is to them as opposed to many grown adults.
The letters of support flooding in from across the globe are certainly keeping the morale up amongst the hunger strikers - keep them coming! It helps to be constantly reminded at the global scope of what we are doing. Not only does nuclear abolition concern all humanity but these steps towards ending American imperialism by stopping the production of new nuclear weapons are something extremely necessary to foster a healthy global society.
Thanks for supporting us on our attempts to act NOW as opposed to the common rhetoric of "not yet" or not as drastic.
And to all of the hunger strikers and hard working supporters - stay strong, I am honored to be in this with you.
No Nukes. No Wars. peace.

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