BOOT THE BELL CAMPAIGN GAINS POWERFUL NEW MOMENTUM FROM NATIONAL STUDENT HUNGER STRIKE!

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Taco Bell contracts are under heavy pressure on two major campuses this week, as students at UCLA and Notre Dame are pushing hard for their administrations to “Boot the Bell” until Taco Bell takes serious steps to clean up human rights violations in their tomato suppliers’ operations. Meanwhile, six students at Eckerd College celebrated the end of their five-day fast at a rally in support of the boycott (breaking bread, right). The six were joined by nearly 70 more students who held day-long solidarity fasts.

Here are the very latest articles from the student front:

UCLA: “Taco Bell deadline extension denied,” 4/26 Eckerd: “Hunger strike for justice” 4/28

And here’s some collected press from the past month of intense student action on campuses from Florida to Portland:

Portland State University: “The political consumer, or No quiero labor exploitation” 4/24 UCLA: “Meager communication clouds Taco Bell status” 4/19
Central Michigan University: “CMU students push for living wages for farm workers” 4/19 University of Florida: “Hunger strikers attend Dean’s lunch to discuss Taco Bell” 4/16
Notre Dame: Students march on President Malloy’s office

 

Grand Valley State: “Taco Bell feels heat at GVSU over farm rights issue”
Viewpoint essay for “The Observer” AP story
“Big turnout for protest of Taco Bell by students” Tensions escalate at GVSU
“Partners in fight for justice” Central Michigan University:
“ND freshman on hunger strike” “Students join Boot the Bell effort”

 

 

 

 

 

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