Blogger Freeman Hunt writes:
Other supporters, including Penn, Sarandon, novelist Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover will join a ‘rolling” fast, a relay in which 2,700 activists pledge to refuse food for at least 24 hours, and then hand over to a comrade.
Note to Hollywood: A “relay” or “rolling hunger strike” is not a hunger strike at all. It is a single day without food.
How about a rolling labor strike? One guy will picket outside for one day while everyone else works. He’ll go back to work the next day, and another guy will come out and picket for a day. Then that guy will trade off with someone else and so on.
Lame and unserious.
I agree. That’s why I’m going on my own personal thrice-daily rolling hunger strike. That’s right: rather than just one random hunger strike once a year, I’ll eschew all solid foods from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. And from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. And then just to really stick it to the war-mongering imperialists, I’ll fast from 6:00 PM until 8:00 AM the following day.
And I’ll do it every day. Fight the power, maaaan!