OWS Hunger Strike – Consult The Iron Lady!

  Ordering Chinese Take-Away in Bulk?

New York City—On Saturday, December 3, in Liberty Plaza, we—THE OWS HUNGER STRIKERS—will begin a hunger strike. We are striking to demand outdoor space for a new occupation. We will hold our strike, for its duration, outside at Duarte Square on Sixth Avenue and Canal Street in Manhattan as part of a continued effort seeking sanctuary on Trinity Wall Street’s unused and vacant lot of land. Should we be arrested, we will continue the strike in jail. We are calling on Occupiers across the nation to join us.



Time to brush off Maggie Thatcher’s ‘Handbook on How to Handle Hunger-Strikers!’

Or else dig out the compendium of jolly jokes that circulated shortly afterwards. e.g.

Question – What’s two miles long with an IQ of 17?

Answer – Bobby Sands’ funeral procession!

Maggie understood exactly what to do when some dirty trouble-makers went on hunger strike – absolutely nothing.

Amazingly, there are still a few nitwits who blame her for the deaths of Sands and Co., when all they had to do was order a nice plate of Irish stew and they’d likely be alive today – possibly holding Ministerial office, given the craven UK leaders since Mrs. T.

They died of their own volition, flouting the tenets of their own religion.


As for New York today, if these mangy layabout revolutionists proceed, sound-thinking citizens should stroll by, munching on aromatic Christmas Dinner left-overs (right-overs won’t do! )

But Santa mustn’t tempt them with chocs or oranges if their no doubt noisome seasonal stockings are hung outside the tent. He should deliver USEFUL things, with stickers attached reminding them of the text that ‘man shall not live by bread alone.

Bars of soap might be a nice idea!