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Free, Free Speech!! Free Palestine!! - actions coming up at UCB
by irlandeso (fwscucb [at] yahoo.com)
Friday Apr 26th, 2002 5:33 AM
Week of Actions at UCB
Free, Free Speech!! Free Palestine!!
Note: Get off the internet, destroy the right wing!!!

The concept of freedom of speech on the UC Berkeley campus has always been a joke, and the administration has basically always tryed to control the time, place, and manner...not to mention the content of your speech. The University as usual is choosing to try to stifle protests against its ongoing complicity in supporting Israeli terror against the people of Palestine. We have seen the UC Regents act this way before, during the anti-apartheid movement of the 80s, when even though they agreed to divest from the infrastructure of South African Apartheid...They never actually did, and thus always relied on that foggy notion of constructive engagement. This idea is used very often by the United States government in relations to it's foreign policy decisions: such as the recent attempt to "constructively" engage in Venezuelan politics, the "constructive" invasion of Vietnam, the ongoing "constructive" bombing exercises on the island of Vieques, the "constructive" engagement with Allende in Chile on September 11th 1973. How about the "constructive" engagement with military dictatorships and training of other militaries to terrorize their people and suppress true democracy like in the Phillipines now, or Central American countries throughout the 80s.

It is obvious that we must stop this cycle of violence, and that begins with stopping the funding for all acts of terrorism, and this does not exempt Israelis or people from the United States. We are all collectively responsible for what is going on right now in Palestine and many other parts of the world. Our silence in these matters equals complicity with the system of oppression and brainwashing that has us thinking that one of the few countries in the world that still has legalized slavery(for prisoners, read the 13th amendement), and incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. We must break the mental chains and speak out, even take action for what is right. UC divestment from Israeli terror and the companies which support the Israeli terrorist state.

And for those right wingers on campus who screamed so loudly in recent years. We can only wonder where you will stand now that a whole group of people's 1st Amendment Rights are really being violated. I don't doubt that you will be cheerleaders for the administration in this matter, and that you will be nowhere near the movement to free, free speech on this campus.

Free, Free Speech!! Free Palestine!!
Calender for April 29th-May 2

**Monday April 29th 11am to 2pm
Tabling: We Are All Students for Justice in Palestine

We urge everyone to stop by Upper Biko(Sproul)Plaza on Monday April 29th as various student groups will table on the campus with signs saying "WE ARE ALL STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE",

Community groups are encouraged to table in solidarity with the Palestinian issue and the call for UC to Divest, and for free speech on the UC Campus near the Soutside entrance to UC Berkeley at the end of Bancroft and Telegraph.

**Courtroom hearings on Tuesday April 30th at 2pm
Martin Luther King Dr and Center St
BART: take to Downtown Berkeley, walk west down Center St, it dead ends into the Courthouse

***Wednesday May 1st 12-2pm Oakland INS/Federal Building on Clay Street between 12th & 14th
BART: exit 12th Street BART and walk west
!!! TIME TO TAKE A STAND FOR TRUTH, JOBS, JUSTICE, AND IMMIGRANT WORKERS RIGHTS!!!
International Workers Day Solidarity Rally

General Amnesty for ALL!!
An END TO INS RAIDS which TERRORIZE OUR COMMUNITY!!!

***Free, Free Speech!! Free Palestine!!
Rally on the UC Campus Thusday May 2nd, noon
more info to come

in solidarity - irlandeso
La Lucha Sique...Puerto Rico Libre!!

there is a larger coalition on the UC Campus and in the surrounding the community that stands for JUSTICE IN PALESTINE...We will not be stopped by the UCPDs heavy handed treatment or the University's hollow threats....

UC REGENTS...Do whats best?? DIVEST

The Coalition of Students and Student Groups and campus that will stand stand in solidarity with SJP next week, represent a broad range of people, probably even a majority opinion on campus, contrary to certain articles in the papers which seem to say that the International Socialist Organization and one of their members are the STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE on our campus. Come to campus next week and see the truth....See you on Biko Plaza

Note: Biko Plaza was formerly known as Sproul Plaza until students during the anti-aparthied movement renamed it in honor of Stephen Biko, a leader in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa who was once considered a terrorist for inspiring black people to have dignity and resist white settlers who were constantly settling on black land and pushed the black South African community into refugee camps and small reservation sized pockets of land that were isolated from each other in much the same way as the land that Israel offers the Palestinians today.

no JUSTICE, no PEACE
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To CHPanonyMonday Apr 29th, 2002 5:11 PM
israeli weapons never seizedpragmaticMonday Apr 29th, 2002 3:49 PM
Calling others nazis, if the shoe fits..Palestinian-Nazi connectionFriday Apr 26th, 2002 10:59 PM
How Many Brown Shirts???irlandesoFriday Apr 26th, 2002 8:10 PM
rock on mikeBLOG FANFriday Apr 26th, 2002 7:16 PM
Not free speechMikeFriday Apr 26th, 2002 7:04 PM
abstract thoughtchpFriday Apr 26th, 2002 6:31 PM
Are they hypocrites?anonyFriday Apr 26th, 2002 5:36 PM
Ya Man, You're One Smart Piece of ShitDaBoomFriday Apr 26th, 2002 2:47 PM

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