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Students Rally and March Against Military Recruiters at UCSC "Career" Fair
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
The tradition of students un-welcoming the military to UC Santa Cruz and disrupting their attempts to recruit is alive and well, as demonstrated during the "Career" Fair on April 22nd. Students Against War rallied in the Baytree Plaza and marched to the "Career" Fair held in the multipurpose rooms for Colleges 9/10. Campus police, administrators, faculty, other staff and students collected backpacks and identification cards from the students who entered the "Career" Fair. Colorful helium balloons arched over steel barricades at the entrance to the "Career" Fair featured signs that boldly proclaimed "Part-time Jobs!!!" Indeed, the future is very bleak for the generations growing up during Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr. and whoever comes next.
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Students Against War assert:

"As students of UC Santa Cruz, we oppose the presence of military recruiters on campus. As an employer that uses predatory and discriminatory practices in recruitment, recruiters directly represent the homophobic, sexist and racist ideologies that have no place in this University. Furthermore, the military’s inhumane treatment of soldiers during and after tours of duty – through, for example, the neglect of the psychological and medical consequences of war – demonstrates that they view troops not as employees, but as property to be used and then discarded. Recruiters offer false promises of education and opportunity in order to manipulate people in to signing away the fundamental rights to which we are all entitled. We will not let our University be a vehicle for a system based on hateful ideologies and manipulation. We will not let our University be a vehicle to perpetuate the unjust war in Iraq."

Students Against War
http://saw.revolt.org

March, Rally and Direct Action Against Military Recruiters at UCSC on April 22nd
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/21/18494439.php

For a chronological history of some of the more notable SAW demonstrations, state infiltrations and more, check out:

04/05/05 - UCSC Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17073/index.php

11/18/05 - Rally, Queer Kiss-in Greet Military Recruiters at UCSC
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17213/index.php

12/14/05 - Students Denounce Pentagon Surveillance of Counter-Recruitment Activities
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17259/index.php

1/25/06 - UC Students Demand Answers about Spying Scandal
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/02/11/42292.php

2/1/06 - ACLU of Northern California Seeks Pentagon Files on Peace Groups
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/02/01/41592.php

2/8/06 - UCSC Military Recruitment Debate Reportback
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/02/11/42292.php

4/11/06 - Students Kick Military Recruiters off UC Santa Cruz
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/04/11/44582.php

10/23/06 - Administrative Paranoia Taking Its Toll at UCSC
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/11/20/18331498.php

1/9/07 - UC Santa Cruz Administration Sabotages Student-Run Career Event
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/01/10/18345520.php

1/15/07 - "Free Speech" Versus the Military
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/01/15/18347029.php

1/18/07 - SAW Response to Job Fair Cancellation
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/01/17/18348096.php

4/17/07 - With Major Protests Imminent, Military Recruiters Withdraw from UCSC Job Fair
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/04/18/18401106.php
§Mickey Aluffi, UCSC Chief of Police
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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§SAW Rally
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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§UCSC Administrators Monitor the Demonstration
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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Alma Sifuentes, Dean of Students
§Dick Cheney
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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§White phosphorus
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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White phosphorus (weapon)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_phosphorus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_phosphorus_use_in_Iraq
§The Rest of Your Life! the Ride
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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Welcome to the Cubicle!
The sunshine would be replaced with a roof and light bulbs.
§Disarm UCSC No War
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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§Books Not Bombs
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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§Police Outside
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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§Police Inside
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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§"Career"
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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Murder, Torture, Rape and War are horrible "choices" for a "career."

Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_prisoner_abuse

COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO

FBI Repression of Activists in the '90s:

Who Bombed Judi Bari?
http://www.judibari.org/Who-bombed-Judi-Bari.html

BOMBING CASE UPDATE
http://www.judibari.org/updateMay97.html

FBI Bomb School, and Other Atrocities
http://www.judibari.org/bomb-school.html

"...Darryl and I were on our way to Santa Cruz for an action. But the action was a concert, not a bombing." - Judi Bari
§Barry Shiller, University Relations
by ~Bradley Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 1:47 PM
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Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs and Communications
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