December 4, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Activist Jerry Rubin Begins ‘Dump Trump’ Protest Fast on Presidents’ Day Holiday

Longtime peace, environmental and anti-nuclear activist Jerry Rubin began a ‘Dump Trump’ protest fast at 6:00am on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19 at his home in Santa Monica. Rubin says his open-ended fast is meant as a personal and political protest against Donald Trump and a call for his immediate resignation. Rubin says he started his fast early on the morning of Presidents’ Day by consuming apple and orange slices set in the shape of a peace symbol, the last solid food he says he will be consuming for many weeks.
 
Rubin says he has fasted more than 40 times in his nearly 40 years as an activist. He says he will consume only liquids but pledges to resume eating if his fasting becomes harmful to his health. 
 
Rubin says his fast is not a hunger strike but more of an “activist fast”. He says he is encouraging people to keep demonstrating, educating, organizing and peacefully protesting against Mr. Trump. Rubin says he is also reminding people how important it is to vote and stay unified. 
 
Rubin is 74 years old and is a local Santa Monica resident. He is not related to the late 1960’s ‘Chicago 8’ anti-war activist Jerry Rubin, although they had become friends.
Jerry Rubin at his home in Santa Monica before eating some apple and orange slices set in the shape of a peace symbol, his last solid food as he started his ‘Dump Trump’ liquid-only protest fast the morning of Presidents’ Day.
Related Posts

Santa Monica Resident Sharon Gillerman Dies At Age 60: Santa Monica Beat – December, 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica Resident Sharon Gillerman Dies At Age 60 * Grant...

Edify TV: Culver City Food Hall Opens

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

A highly-anticipated food destination has opened in Culver City in a historic building. Learn more in this video made possible...

Edify TV: Restaurant Grant Program Not Enough?

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

To help struggling restaurants, LA County is rolling out a grant program. But with most restaurants not qualifying, will it...

Vartan Abgaryan Restaurant Closes 18-Months After Opening

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

Vartan Abgaryan says Abbot Kinney Boulevard restaurant Yours Truly will not be reopening By Kerry Slater An acclaimed Westside restaurant...

Captain of Dive Boat That Killed 2 Santa Monicans and 32 Other People Indicted

December 2, 2020

December 2, 2020

Jerry Nehl Boylan indicted by a federal grand jury on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter By Sam Catanzaro The captain...

Video: Local Gym Owners File Lawsuit

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

Local gym owners are seeking a relaxation of health orders aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus in a...

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Eats at Santa Monica Restaurant Hours After Voting to Ban Outdoor Dining

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

LA County Supervisor dines at Il Forno in Santa Monica last Tuesday By Sam Catanzaro LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl,...

Help Those in Need in The Salvation Army Santa Monica’s Holiday Auction

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

Bid on a range of locally curated goods until December 6 By Sam Catanzaro Help those in need on the...

Newsom Curfew Protest at Santa Monica Pier

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

Around 80 people protest at Santa Monica Pier over the weekend By Sam Catanzaro Around 80 people gathered at Santa...

Santa Monica Canine Officer Boris Retires: Santa Monica Beat – November, 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica Canine Officer Boris Retires * George Gascon Can Not...

Edify TV: Budget Cuts Leading to More Beach Pollution

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

Local budget cuts are leading to more trash and pollution on Westside beaches according to environmental experts. Learn more in...

City of Santa Monica Closes Playgrounds

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

Public playgrounds close, farmers market occupancy limited By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica officials have closed public playgrounds as COVID-19 spread...

Edify TV: 22-Story Office Building Planned for Westside

November 29, 2020

November 29, 2020

Learn about plans to bring a 22-story office building to the Westside in this video made possible by Santa Monica College.

Santa Monica Office Campus Bought for $166M by Northwestern Mutual

November 29, 2020

November 29, 2020

Four-building complex currently leased to Universal Music Group & Illumination Entertainment By Toi Creel Northwestern Mutual, a financial services institution,...