An Alaskan journalist's perspective on local and national issues

On February 7, 2012 the Lead Coordinator of the By2015:AMERICA Movement will travel to Juneau – Alaska’s political capital. His purpose is to address the irrational political gridlock occurring in the 2012 State Legislature.  Senate Bill 3, a School Meals Bill, is being held hostage in exchange for oil company tax breaks.

Lead Coordinator, Kokayi Nosakhere, intends to assist the lawmakers in “regaining their humanity,” as he thundered at a January 3 press conference. His tool of choice is a hunger strike.  Nosakhere is pledging not to eat any food until Senate Bill 3 is scheduled for an up or down vote on the House Floor.

Anchorage-based Channel 11 news anchor Grace Jang remarked that a hunger strike appears drastic.  Corey Allen explained that her comment comes without the background knowledge of nearly three years of constant activism. On April 22, 2010 The Anchorage Press published a cover article on…

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