As everyone with a beating heart should know, Dan Perrins is well into a hunger strike at Queen’s Park Legislative Assembly. In this video he talks of his rationale for the strike and of the issues he would like to have addressed
In the light of Dan Perrins’ hunger strike we are pleased to republish this classic interview between Dean Esmay and Australian Barry Williams who went on a similar hunger strike for men’s issues in the 1970s.
Sometimes, even under the most dire of circumstances, men will start to stand up for each other. This is what the system fears most – men actually waking up and remembering that they are men, and that men are valuable. Being crushed by incarceration can bring out the worst in men – and sometimes, maybe the best. Once you hit bottom, the way out is the way up, and even in hell, not all hope is abandoned.
Gonzo Historian, Robert St. Estephe has returned with a story that will seem very familiar to many fathers today. In 1936 William H. W. Evans was jailed for kidnapping his daughter based on accusations by his ex-wife; he went on a hunger strike to protest as he had a written agreement to share custody. The only difference to today? That written agreement actually mattered to the Judge. He was cleared of all kidnapping charges.
What would you be willing to do in order to protest the treatment of men in this society? Would you speak up or march in a rally? Demonstrate? How about starving yourself while defying the entire criminal justice system that has you in its grips?