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    Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Source: Chicago Sun Times
    May 2, 2009

    EVANSTON -- Professors, students and alumni at Northwestern University are orchestrating a hunger strike in support of an American journalist imprisoned in Iran.

    The FreeRoxana campaign is being organized in an effort to pressure Iran to release Roxana Saberi. She's a 1999 graduate of the university's Medill School of Journalism.

    The 31-year-old North Dakota native was arrested in January and convicted last month of spying for the U.S. She was sentenced to eight years in prison after a one-day trial behind closed doors.
    Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Education

    Irans treatment of journalist, political dissidents, women, homosexuals, and apostates are human rights violations that everyone should be concerned with. Roxana Saberi was railroaded by an evil theocracy which will stop at nothing to crush those it disagrees with.

    Please visit Free Roxana Saberi
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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Hunger strikes as a form of protest are pretty lame.

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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    People think because it worked for Ghandi, it'll work for them.
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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
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    Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Education

    Irans treatment of journalist, political dissidents, women, homosexuals, and apostates are human rights violations that everyone should be concerned with. Roxana Saberi was railroaded by an evil theocracy which will stop at nothing to crush those it disagrees with.

    Please visit Free Roxana Saberi
    I'm sure the Iranians will quickly fly over to feed people they have never heard of nor care about and on top of that they will release a political prisoner because they feel bad.

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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Hatuey, what do you think?
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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Hatuey, what do you think?
    Patience, the Iranian defenders with be along shortly to make comparisons to TX.


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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Gandhi is only recognized because he got capped.

    Gandhi's myth is a trillion times larger than the actual person. His solution for the Jews during the holocaust was to commit mass suicide, to get the world angry against the Axis regimes.

    He wore a Top-Hat and went to universities in Europe. However the only pictures we see are a frail, dying old man. I don't hate the man, I just think we like to see an era, find one defiant voice and rule out all the others.


    A hunger strike? How is this supposed to free Saberi faster? Are the Iranians going to look at the headline news of some local paper on North Western's campus and say "uh oh... whitey ain't eatin, we better release our political prisoner"?
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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    People think because it worked for Ghandi, it'll work for them.
    Right; the primary difference here is that people in India actually cared about Ghandi. I get a feeling Iran wouldn't shed any tears about a few college students getting skinny.


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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Its symbolic but that's besides the point.
    2 American women journalist are also being held in North Korea.

    Whats telling is neither the media in the USA nor the Government of the USA seems to care.

    The obvious conclusion to that is Obama will not rock the boat even for American's who are in effect being held hostage and the media will gladly make sure they don't become big issues.

    Only thing left to do is things like this in a rather vain hope of forcing attention to the issue.

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    Re: Northwestern students, faculty, plan Saberi hunger strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Its symbolic but that's besides the point.
    2 American women journalist are also being held in North Korea.

    Whats telling is neither the media in the USA nor the Government of the USA seems to care.

    The obvious conclusion to that is Obama will not rock the boat even for American's who are in effect being held hostage and the media will gladly make sure they don't become big issues.

    Only thing left to do is things like this in a rather vain hope of forcing attention to the issue.
    The U.S. state department issues warning about travels to these countries, these IDIOTS decided to go against it. Their fault, their trouble. These warnings are issued for reasons, such as it is NOT SAFE for Americans to go to.

    If you are going to ignore the warnings of the U.S. on specific areas for travel, you travel at your OWN RISK.

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