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    UC Berkeley students begin hunger strike

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    UC Berkeley students begin hunger strike

    Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer

    Monday, May 3, 2010
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    (05-03) 20:04 PDT BERKELEY -- A group of UC Berkeley students started a hunger strike Monday to demand that the university oppose the new Arizona immigration law, drop disciplinary charges against protesters from the occupation of Wheeler Hall earlier this year, rehire laid off janitors and make the campus a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

    Latino groups on the Cal campus called the hunger strike at noon Monday. The strikers have set up camp in front of California Hall.

    Mayra Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for the Cal Latino community but not a hunger striker herself, said 20 protesters would not to eat until their demands are met. The hunger strikers were joined Monday afternoon and evening by as many as 75 supporters. Protesters and hunger strikers will camp outside the hall day and night, she said.

    A dispatcher at the UC Police Department said Monday night that the rally had been peaceful and uneventful.

    The group has a long list of demands, beginning with its insistence that Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau publicly denounce the recently enacted Arizona law that requires police to question anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. They also want Birgeneau to call on University of California President Mark Yudof, and chancellors of the other nine campuses to join in the condemnation.

    "We want to make it a serious matter," Gonzalez said of the Arizona law. "This is life-threatening to our community, so (the hunger strikers) are putting their lives on the line."

    Other demands include: rehiring 27 janitors laid off earlier this year because of budget cuts; dropping the disciplinary charges; rewriting the student conduct code with the participation of students; creating a task force to ensure that undocumented students are ensured the same services as other students; declaring the Berkeley campus a sanctuary that will not cooperate with immigration raids.

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    ROFL how stupid can some people be

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    Par for the course for Berkley

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    This is America, we are a free country. If they dont want to eat then that is their choice. But I dont think that the university should break the federal law over it. Let em starve if they want to. They want the university campus to be a sanctuary for criminals....LOL. And I bet they want them to be given legal status and citizenship too. Or they wont eat. Let em do it.
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    I think I will have another slice of pizza and a beer in their memory. Extra pepperoni. ...............Now why did I start drinking this beer?....hmm,...oh well, sure is good, .....think I will have another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roundabout
    I think I will have another slice of pizza and a beer in their memory. Extra pepperoni. ...............Now why did I start drinking this beer?....hmm,...oh well, sure is good, .....think I will have another.
    mmmm....pizza...now that sure does sound good. I think I will make some for dinner. Ummm...dessert...what should I have for dessert? What is a good dessert after a pizza dinner with everything on it?
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    redpony wrote,
    What is a good dessert after a pizza dinner with everything on it?
    Beer. Ice cold beer. It always goes good with pizza,........just ask any college kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redpony353
    Quote Originally Posted by roundabout
    I think I will have another slice of pizza and a beer in their memory. Extra pepperoni. ...............Now why did I start drinking this beer?....hmm,...oh well, sure is good, .....think I will have another.
    mmmm....pizza...now that sure does sound good. I think I will make some for dinner. Ummm...dessert...what should I have for dessert? What is a good dessert after a pizza dinner with everything on it?
    Cheesecake.

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    Berkeley is, without a doubt, the most liberal college in the United States. However, I can't see them moving to meet such outrageous demands. Personally, I think there is going to be some mighty hungry kids in California over the next few days.

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    My exact thoughts MW infact as I was reading I was thinking...."there is going to be some mighty hungry kids there in a few days"

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