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Berkeley Marine Recruiters Office Shut Down, Three Arrested
Felix Barrett / Revolution
Three days after the Berkeley City Council voted to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders" protesters from World Can't Wait were arrested after chaining themselves to the door of the recruiting station and refusing to leave. A nation statement from World Can't Wait calling for nationwide acions on January 31 was titled: "Challenge the “Politics of the Possible” with Mass Resistance - Drive OUT the Bush Regime!" The statement begins: "We will make the future. We pledge to stop endless war for empire. We refuse consent to a torture state. We won't swallow a hateful culture of bigotry & intolerance. We will not go silently into a fascist nightmare. We will engage in an act of civil resistance to make a better world. We are what we've been waiting for." The WCW statement also says: "In times such as these, people living in this country must speak up and make their sentiments known, acting independently as THE PEOPLE. Let us not go down in history infamously for standing silent in the face of grave crimes the way the "Good Germans" allowed the Nazis to carry out their atrocities. In solidarity with those being tortured in our name and as the color of resistance, wear and display orange everywhere, daily."

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