Stuart Loving’s hunger strikes against fossil fuels (Darfur rests)
IN 2007, Start Loving, formerly Jay McGinley, sat outside the Sudan embassy in Washington and refused to eat until the war in Darfur ended. He told us, humbly:
“What I’m doing is not clever. It’s exactly what Gandhi, what King, what Jesus did.”
Now he’s outside the Canadian embassy:
On the 21st day of his hunger strike, May 15, McGinley was hospitalized briefly when his kidneys almost failed. He returned to his post the next day. Wednesday is his 36th day without food.
He demands that the United States stop using fossil fuels, particularly those harvested from tar sands deposits in Canada. He is confident that if 1,000 people were to die for his cause, the government would act.
Volunteers..? Or will you just wait until the hospital goes wind powered?