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Thu Jan 31 2008 (Updated 02/13/08) Code Pink Holds Mock Debate as Berkeley City Council Sides with Protesters
Feb. 12th: Latest updates

On January 29th, the Berkeley City Council voted 6 to 3 that the U.S. Marine Recruiting Station on Shattuck Avenue "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders." The council also voted 8 to 1 to give Code Pink a free sound permit and a designated parking space in front of the recruiting station for protesting on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. for the next six months. Read More

Protests have been taking place in front of the recruitment station for the past few months (view all recent posts to Indybay). On January 30th, Code Pink drew a crowd of 50 onlookers when they staged a mock debate against the recruitment station. Conservative radio talk show host Melanie Morgan was originally scheduled to participate but she backed out at the last minute. "We are the defenders of democracy, the upholders of the Constitution," said Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink. "If it weren't for people like the people in Berkeley, standing up for what they believe, we'd be living under Hitler."

Read More | imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifTrailer for THE GREAT BERKELEY DEBATE | imc_video.gif Video From Jan 18th: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Previous Berkeley Recruitment Station Protest Coverage

On Feb 9, a forum on why and how people should stop recruiters took place at Laney college. The event, Stop Recruitment! Stop the war! was organized by a wide range of groups ( Code Pink, World Cant Wait, Women for Peace, United for Peace and Justice, Peace and Freedom Party, and students groups at Laney).
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