McMaster students hold hunger strike, protest fossil-fuel use


McMaster University students have started a hunger strike to protest the school’s fossil fuel investments. Students from the McMaster Divestment Project (MacDivest) have demanded that the university divest completely from the fossil fuel industry by 2025 and cease the installation of four natural gas-powered generators. The students stated that this action comes after years of campaigning and that they hope the strike will facilitate further talks with the university. McMaster responded that “[w]e share the same goal with MacDivest of a net-zero carbon campus and divesting from investments in fossil fuels, but we recognize we have different timelines and ideas of how to get there.” The university’s emergency response team is conducting regular checks to ensure the students’ well-being.

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