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Military Recruiters Evicted From UCSC Job Fair, Again!
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
On April 11th, 2006, about 200 students marched and rallied to get the military out of UC Santa Cruz. Students rallied outside the McHenry Library before marching to the Job Fair held at College 8. This is the third time in a row that the military has been confronted by large student demonstrations while trying to recruit at UCSC Job Fairs.
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Above: Bikers Bloc the road to prevent cars from hurting students


For more information, please see:

Students Kick Military Recruiters off UC Santa Cruz
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/04/1814636.php

Military Recruiters Abandon Post at UCSC Career Fair
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/04/1814637.php

http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=4458&category_id=60

UCSC Students Against War
http://saw.revolt.org
§STOP
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§Smoke
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§Bikers Welcome Us to College Eight
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§No Troops = No War
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§Military Out Now!
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§circle A
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§UCSC Human Resources Army Of One
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§Officer Samuels Attacking Female Students
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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badge no. 60
§Strategy Session in the Rain
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§Pathway Requested by the Military
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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Students made a pathway which military recruiters said they needed so they could leave the Job Fair. But this was a lie, like most statements made by the military. They did not need a pathway and instead left the Job Fair by walking alongside the building.
§SAW Legal Observer Arrested While Filming A Cop
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§Taken Inside the Tennis Court and Arrested
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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* After arresting a legal observer for filming, the police took the arrestee and questioned him inside a classroom at College 8.
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Although Kot was released after being arrested, he was searched, questioned (without a lawyer present) and told that he would be facing charges and hearing from the District Attorney...
§We Know The Lies, We See Who Dies
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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§No Recruiters, No Troops and No War
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 7:33 PM
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SAW's Call to Action posted at a UCSC Bus Stop
§Authority
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Wednesday Apr 12th, 2006 3:03 AM
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au·thor·i·ty (ə-thôr'ĭ-tē, ə-thŏr'-, ô-thôr'-, ô-thŏr'-) pronunciation
n., pl. -ties.

1.
1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
2. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials: land titles issued by the civil authority.
2. Power assigned to another; authorization: Deputies were given authority to make arrests.
3. A public agency or corporation with administrative powers in a specified field: a city transit authority.
4.
1. An accepted source of expert information or advice: a noted authority on birds; a reference book often cited as an authority.
2. A quotation or citation from such a source: biblical authorities for a moral argument.
5. Justification; grounds: On what authority do you make such a claim?
6. A conclusive statement or decision that may be taken as a guide or precedent.
7. Power to influence or persuade resulting from knowledge or experience: political observers who acquire authority with age.
8. Confidence derived from experience or practice; firm self-assurance: played the sonata with authority.

[Middle English auctorite, from Old French autorite, from Latin auctōritās, auctōritāt-, from auctor, creator. See author.]

Comments  (Hide Comments)

Hey, hey, Bush-lite, how many Iraqi babies did U kill today?
by Steve
Wednesday Apr 12th, 2006 12:13 PM
It's time for one of two actions to start right now. One, UCSC to refuse federal funding and seek alternative revenue sources. This will grant legal basis to exclude anyone they feel does not reflect the social, political or collective concienceness which is acceptable.
Or second, the government pull funding based on non-compliance to federal law. This as well may be a blessing in disguise. My point being we, none of us can have it both ways. Good luck which ever direction it may go.
by LOL-what a fruitcake
Wednesday Apr 12th, 2006 7:44 PM
Who's the coward-keyboard warrior who's been spamming his looney-right wing garbage all day.???? Wow. What a basket case!! LOL
by m(A)tt
Thursday Apr 13th, 2006 7:16 AM
Great stuff, SAW folks! You all should check out the new SDS project - http://www.newsds.org. it's right up your alley.

I would suggest next time that you make those large banners out of PVC pipe that you add some sort of handles so you can hold them from behind, rather than exposing your little fingers. Piggy might nip'em right off!
by Marvin Miles
Thursday Apr 13th, 2006 11:18 AM
To hell with you, you cock. They are peacefully protesting an unjust, illegal genocidal maniac living at 1600 Pennsyvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Praise God for the students in Santa Cruz, and pox on the chump causing death and destruction to around 200,000 innocents.

That's right you prick, learn from the myriad social movements going on the world over. Also get your tongue out from under Rupert Murdoch's gonads and sphincter.
by When the right wing nuts have a fit
Thursday Apr 13th, 2006 5:17 PM
Keep up the good work Indybay! You know you're doing a good job when the brainwashed AM-looney right wing radio zealots start faoming at the mouth. Truth and critical thinking threaten them.
by Karl from LA
Thursday Apr 13th, 2006 7:07 PM
Well I comend the protesters but it didn't look like much of a peaceful protest in your pictures. I found this comments on the SC Sentinel.
"One of the protest leaders contended UCSC should follow the lead of Harvard Law School, which banned military recruiters after a federal appeals court in Philadelphia invalidated the law. The U.S. Justice Department has announced plans to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court."

That was incorrect as the Supreme Court upheld the Solomon Amendment.

I would hate to see the students and UCSC lose needed funds from the goverment
There is no danger to the school. Someone suing would have to argue that the school would have done more to protect Nike or Walmart if they had booths and its fairly clear they wouldnt have. The Solomon Ammendment doesnt mean that students cant protest and even get in the way of military recruiters it just means that schools have to treat them the same as other recuiters (and as things stand UC Santa Cruz does more to protect military recruiters than other recruiters and owuld probably just disinvite any otehr company that resulted in protests).

The right-wing attempt to make something of this will play out interestingly in the courts since any court ruling will serve to give schools loopholes to ban recruiters sicne there inst any way the Surpreme Court can argue that schools have to hire security and use their own money to protect military recruiters. It doesnt really matter though since any student group on the Santa Cruz campus that argues to cut fund to the school pretty much is shooting themselves in the foot so I cant imagine this going anywhere since so far only Righties on the other side of the country are talking about cutting funds and iof the military itself brought the suit it would provide some good antirecruitment propaganda in the process (afterall a buch of marines cut and ran from a group of college kids....).
by as usual
Thursday Apr 13th, 2006 8:20 PM
"Well I comend the protesters but it didn't look like much of a peaceful protest in your pictures."

The only violence that occured was when Officer Samuels began hitting female college students.
by me
Thursday Apr 13th, 2006 10:18 PM
This is a great photo
by End It Now
Friday Apr 14th, 2006 1:41 AM
So what law did this guy break again? Was he informed of his rights and the crime as he was being arrested? I would be surprised if this was the case.

Just like criminals, police also hate being filmed, and for the same reasons - because it creats an indelible and irrefutable record of crimes that they are in the process of comitting that can be used to identify and prosecute them in the future.

I advise anyone with a camera, even one in a mobile phone that just takes pictures, to bring these along and put them to good use. If there exists hundreds of pieces of independant evidence that highlights police comitting crimes, then even the most bribed and corrupt DA will think twice about sheltering these criminals behind the thin blue line of silence.

As for the harrassment of representives of the collective war criminals and professional killers that were befouling the campus with their presence? Bravo, and kudos to anyone who participated! Vermin and vile filth like that need to be outed and shamed.
by Tabby from SF
Friday Apr 14th, 2006 1:52 AM
I *heart* santa cruz. JOB WELL DONE. Awesome pictures. You all should be proud.
by Karson
Saturday Apr 15th, 2006 3:09 PM
I may not agree with the whole anti war thing, but Im all for civil disobediance when needed. Dont let the Establishment push you around! One thing i have learned is that The Authority is not used to being challenged, so I its up to us to challenge them when they get out of line. If anyone is arrested for documenting, get up in their face until the release them! Dont give in and show that you are united.

WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
by x3maine
Tuesday Apr 18th, 2006 9:14 AM
Fuck the police and X3 said it with authority!
by and keyboard warriors
Tuesday Apr 18th, 2006 11:59 AM
and keyboard warriors who rabidly defend the military, but run and hide, never joining themselves. (see Bush, Cheney, Rummy et all for examples of chickenhawk cowards)
by GK4
Wednesday Apr 19th, 2006 7:38 AM
There are some other ways to help people oppose the war, even AFTER they have signed up for the military. It's as important to support these troops as it is keep people from joining in the first place.

Aimee Allison and Aidan Delgado are two veterans who work in this area. They spoke at a conference in DC recently, and folks here might want to listen to their presentation. Thay have some good ideas about ways to expand the anti-war movements appeal and scope.

http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/133332/index.php

Please listen and get involved.
by Keep it up
Thursday Apr 20th, 2006 6:53 PM
You know you are doing good work. It can be directly gaged by the reactions!
by Gary
Thursday Jul 6th, 2006 5:15 AM
We provide you the freedom to protest, your outbursts against us are cute, your tantrums are that of children. You honestly believe that your small band of protests and protesters are important.... how naive. Continue to flex your first ammendment rights while attempting to deny those same rights to others. My sisters, brothers and I will continue to protect those rights while you whine about a desire to be treated with civility. I don't believe that you understand the meaning of the word. Other than that... have a wonderful day in the greatest country on earth. Go USA
by Tee
Thursday Apr 26th, 2007 10:19 AM
I think this and all of the actions are a big joke of course a bunch of kids that did not and would probly never fight for the rights of our country to understand what it is to be a solider. HELLO, History has shown us that you just might die in war. nobody twisted their arms to join the military. As a vet. my self i've been there and done that. So look in the mirror and complain at your self because all people do when they protest is embarrass soldiers and vets around the world so shut your mouths and support troops not discrace them.
by a bunch of kids around the world
Thursday Apr 26th, 2007 10:53 AM
Spring, 2007

With Major Protests Imminent, Military Recruiters Withdraw from UCSC Job Fair
Student Success Marks Third Year of Preventing Recruitment
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2007/04/18/18401106.php

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Tee says, "so shut your mouths and support troops"

Suggested reading
by your friendly neighborhood activists

Facts behind UCSC protest (of April 5, 2005)
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/04/18/18401125.php

"Free Speech" Versus the Military
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/01/15/18347029.php

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The first talks about some of the original motives behind student protests of military recruiters at UCSC. The second talks about this concept of 'infringing on the rights of the recruiters'/'free speech' and all that.

Does being tolerant mean you have to be tolerant of people that aren't tolerant? For example, if you lived in a working class black community in Toledo, Ohio and the Nazis decided they wanted to march through your neighborhood to intimidate you, do you have to allow them to do as they please? That community didn't think so... they told the Nazis to get the hell out.

Now, take this example and think about it in a different context: military recruitment. If the military is an unalterably intolerant institution on multiple levels (both who can join, how enlistees are treated differently, and how it oppresses other communities worldwide), then what does one who is interested in tolerance do?
by Rob
Thursday Jun 14th, 2007 3:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVUO7voM-ns

Al Gore: Bush deserves heavy blame for intentionally concealing from the American people the clear nature of Saddam Hussein and his regime and for convincing himself that friendly relations with such a monster would be possible and for persisting in this effort far, far beyond the point of folly. Throughout this period, Saddam's atrocities continued. In March of 1988, Saddam used poison gas on the Kurdish town of Halabja, brutally murdering some 5,000 innocent men, women, and children -- and none of us can ever forget the pictures of their bodies, of parents trying to shield their infants, even in death that were in our news media and around the world. The Iran-Iraq war then ended in August of 1988, and Iraq had not prevailed, but neither had it been defeated. As a result, you would think that the administration would give our policies a second look to see if they should be altered. But the Reagan-Bush administration never hesitated even when the news became much, much worse....

In January 1989 President George Bush was sworn in. Based on plentiful evidence, he had reason to know that his ongoing policy regarding Iraq was already malfunctioning badly. Just last week we learned of a memorandum written in March of that year, just two months after his inauguration, to Secretary of State James Baker, as Baker prepared to meet with a senior Iraqi official in which the author of the memorandum noted that Iraq continued to cooperate with terrorists, that it was meddling in Lebanon, that it was working hard at CHEMICAL and BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS and new missiles. These are exact quotes from the memorandum to the administration. And most significant of all, in the same month, September of 1989, the CIA reported to Secretary of State Baker and other top Bush administration officials that Iraq was clandestinely PROCURING NUCLEAR WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY --

-- through a global network of front companies. Did all of this make any impression at all on President Bush? Did his judgment on foreign policy come into play when he was told that this nation (Iraq) WITH A RECORD OF TERRORISM, continuing, was making a sustained, concerted effort to ACQUIRE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL, and BIOLOGICAL? Well, evidently not.



(emphasis added)

And of course there's more. But you're not supposed to know this.