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Amazing event at Stanford
by Peter Maiden (pmaiden [at] pacbell.net)
Sunday Apr 21st, 2002 7:15 PM
Demonstration and counter-demonstration merged.
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The oval at the end of Palm Drive at Stanford University was the location for a demonstration at noon on Friday, April 19 in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. About one hundred fifty demonstrators attended, as did over two hundred counter-demonstrators in solidarity with Israel. Stanford officials insisted the two demonstrations take place on opposite sides of a path. Towards the end of the event Rabbi Michael Lerner spoke criticizing the Israeli regime. He also criticized the Palestinian Authority for the use of violence without negotiation. Many counter-demonstrators booed Lerner before he spoke. But after a while, elements in the counter-demonstration began to applaud the rabbi. A short while later, as the event came to a close, someone spoke on the mike asking the demonstrators on both sides not to replicate the conflict, but to join and sing together for peace. The two demonstrations then merged and Israeli and Palestinian flags flew side by side. In the photo are two Stanford dorm mates, Jared Cohen (on left) and Tarek Hammam (on right). They were on opposite sides of the demonstrations until they found each other afterwards and waved their flags together.
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anarcho-communist, ahmeda little birdThursday Apr 25th, 2002 10:19 PM
Right on! GO peace!Oscar S. CisnerosWednesday Apr 24th, 2002 10:21 AM
Don't kill collaboratorsMichael CollinsTuesday Apr 23rd, 2002 7:55 PM
AhmedkevinTuesday Apr 23rd, 2002 7:53 PM
Palestinians for Zionism?ahmedTuesday Apr 23rd, 2002 6:14 PM
"hey, snort your own lines"ShadeMonday Apr 22nd, 2002 12:43 AM
"Hey, that's my line."Write your own material.Monday Apr 22nd, 2002 12:05 AM
wonder who coined the phrase?ShadeSunday Apr 21st, 2002 11:55 PM
Disgusting...anarcho-communistSunday Apr 21st, 2002 10:42 PM
if this is truexSunday Apr 21st, 2002 10:06 PM

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