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UC Berkeley Speak-Out For Civil Liberties - People & Quotes
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Speakers and Quotes from the Speak-Out:
“Liberty is like a muscle - you use it or you loose it.”
Osha Neumann, with the National Lawyers Guild.
Snehal Shingavi, with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), talked about his concern that anti-terrorism bills will be used to “criminalize decent” and further stated, “We know that when ordinary people see what’s going on they will know that their interests do not lie in going to war.”
“Some people say I’m a traitor. That’s true - I’m a traitor AGAINST THE U.S. WAR MACHINE.”
Jeff Patterson, with the Bay Area Committee of Veterans against the War, as a U.S. Marine - he was the first to refuse to serve in the Gulf Massacre (Gulf War).
He mentioned that the U.S. war machine and sanctions have killed 1.5 million Iraqis. Referring to those in the U.S. who resist the war machine he said: “We’re giving the people of the world a reason not to hate the US.”
Ronald Takaki, UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Professor
Wajahit Ali, Board Member of Muslim Student Association
Sajid Khan, Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) Senator
Judy Shattuck, Coalition of University Employees
Monica, Asian Pacific Islander (API) Force
Kyung Lee, Asian Law Caucus
Diana, La Raza Community
Micah, Berkeley Stop the War Coalition.
Statewide Day of Action for Civil Liberties
Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, CA USA
UC Berkeley Action: “Stop the War…speak out
against Anti-Terrorism Bill - Defend Civil Liberties”
Organized by the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition.
The Coalition’s Three Points of Unity:
1. STOP THE WAR.
2. STOP RACIST SCAPEGOATING AND DEFEND ARAB, ARAB-AMERICAN, MUSLIM, SOUTH ASIAN, CENTRAL ASIAN, AND ALL TARGETED COMMUNITIES FROM RACIST ATTACKS.
3. DEFEND CIVIL LIBERTIES.
For more information or to get involved:
Berkeley Stop the War Coalition
stopthewarcoalition [at] onebox.com
(510) 343-2139 x5412