Bay area CODEPINK member collapsed in Liebermanís office
after 10 days of an ongoing hunger-strike to gain a meeting with the Senator
about his comments on bombing Iran.
Outraged by Senator Lieberman's comments on CBS on June 15 about wanting to
CODEPINK member Leslie Angeline, 50, decided to start a hunger strike until she
could meet with the senator. A meeting was scheduled then cancelled by
Liebermanís office, resulting in over 50 members of CODEPINK and Iranian,
Iraqi, Israeli and Jewish communities to converge on the Senatorís office. 3
days later the Senator from Connecticut
repeated his accusations and proposed military attack against Iran. Angeline
has been a daily presence in Liebermanís office and passed out in the presence
of staffers today. She is in transit to GW hospital to be treated for
dehydration. There is still no word from the Senatorís staff as to whether she
will get a meeting or not. Angeline simply wants the Senator to state publicly
that he is in favor of diplomacy with Iran and not war.
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