By Tyler Durden
Authored by Toni Airaksinen via The CollegeFix.com,
Don’t want to risk our health
At a time when college administrators will seemingly give in to any student protest, Ivy League activists have stumbled upon a way to protest without accomplishing anything: short-term hunger strikes.
Anti-Israel protesters at Columbia University and union organizers at Yale have both come up short in their bids to force change by fasting in the past month.
Columbia students have been taking turns fasting in support of Palestinian political prisoners for more than two weeks.
More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners began a hunger strike on April 17 in advocacy of better conditions inside Israeli jails.
Student members of Columbia University Apartheid Divest (CUAD) began their protest May 3, vowing that “each day, one member will undertake a 24 hour hunger strike,” until the Palestinian political prisoners stop protesting.
Every day since, the designated striker of the day has been featured on the group’s social media page. Each holds a sign that reads “In Solidarity of Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike #CUADHungerStrike.”
They cited political prisoner Marwan Barghouti for inspiration. “Our chains will be broken before we are, …read more