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UC Berkeley Student Senate Bars Military Recruiters!

by Berkeley Mic Magazine (berkeleymic [at] yahoo.com)
On March 30, 2005 the UC Berkeley ASUC Senate unanimously passed a resolution denying military recruiters use of facilities and assets because of their discriminatory policies.
Berkeley, CA
March 30, 2005

In what may become a historic step in the anti-war effort, as well as the LGBT movement, the Associated Students of the University of California at UC Berkeley have unanimously passed a resolution denying military recruiters use of facilities and assets because of the military's discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Student bill 20107, states that "the presence of military recruiters on campus violates the University of California’s own nondiscriminatory policy" and "calls on Chancellor Birgeneau, the UC-Berkeley administration, and the UC Regents to take measures to bar military recruiters from UC-Berkeley and throughout the UC system."

The resolution goes on to state that the ASUC shall deny the use of ASUC facilities and assets to military recruiters and calls on the U.S. military to immediately revoke its discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Much of the success of this resolution can be attributed to the November 2004 FAIR v. Rumsfeld ruling by the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The ruling states that universities may bar military recruiters from their campuses without risking the loss of federal money, which had been a major deterrent in anti-recruitment efforts.

In addition, the student senate passed a resolution calling for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

FULL TEXT OF RESOLUTION:
http://www.asuc.org/files/bills/SB%20107.doc
§HTML Version Of Bill
by converted

Respectfully submitted to the Senate of the Associated Students of the University of California Spring 2005




Bill Opposing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination and
in Support of Removing Military Recruiters from UC Berkeley


Authored and Sponsored by Senator Yvette Felarca


Whereas: The U.S. military discriminates against LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) people. Its policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” forbids LGBTQ people from openly joining the armed forces and requires those who join to stay in the closet. Since 1993, more than 10,000 people have been fired as a result of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.


Whereas: The U.S. military has had recruitment tables at UC-Berkeley-sponsored events. Yet the presence of military recruiters on campus violates the University of California’s own nondiscriminatory policy, which states: “The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and University policy, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.” [emphasis added]


Whereas: On November 29, 2004, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in FAIR v. Rumsfeld that universities may bar military recruiters from their campuses without risking the loss of federal money.


Whereas: LGBTQ students on campus already face anti-gay harassment and violent attacks. On February 25, a man posted a sign on UC-Berkeley’s LGBTQ-themed co-op that had a picture of a crucifix and said “We hate fags, burn in hell,” then punched and kicked one of the members of the house. The presence of military recruiters with their anti-LGBTQ policies increases the hostile environment on campus against LGBTQ people.


Whereas: The University of California has a responsibility to protect its students from discrimination.


Whereas: Banning military recruiters from UC-Berkeley for their anti-gay policies would send a strong, clear message to LGBTQ students and their supporters that UC-Berkeley is committed to fostering a campus environment which supports diversity and the equal treatment of all students.


THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT:


The ASUC calls on Chancellor Birgeneau, the UC-Berkeley administration, and the UC Regents to take measures to bar military recruiters from UC-Berkeley and throughout the UC system, taking into account the federal appeals court ruling in FAIR v. Rumsfeld. These measures should include public statements, legal action, and an immediate ban.


The ASUC shall deny the use of ASUC facilities and assets to military recruiters.


The ASUC condemns in the strongest possible terms discrimination and attacks against LGBTQ people of any kind.


The ASUC calls on the U.S. military to immediately revoke its discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

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by deanosor (deanosor [at] comcast.net)
about the Feb. 25 incident as mentioned in the bill, and it's aftermath?
by don't forget
Saturday, April 9 City College of San Francisco

All the details here:
by Bart Carpenter (bartcarpenter [at] yahoo.com)
I know all college political science and "humanities" majors are told to read "The Prince" by Machiavelli...and taught that the "end justifies the means," so it shouldn't come as any surprise that the ultra left-wing student government at Berkeley is disparaging the U.S. military in a back assward attempt to protest the war in Iraq.
The "don't ask, don't tell" policy implemented by the Clinton administration in 1993 didn't seem to warrant the outcry back then that it's suddenly receiving, but I guess that's the best these pseudo-intellectual busy-bodies could come up with to make their belabored point that "we will censor all that with which we disagree."
How pathetic.
by Kurt Brown, Detention Camp Number X........
jew_and_christian_extremists_outcome.jpgup0x7i.jpg
Never volunteer for the regime as I did, as their nature is betrayal.

If the recruiter leaves because he has doubts, just say, "Fock You" and move on. The trip is a drag, believe me.

Forced medical procedures in the military are likely, with possible electronic or other experiments or procedures.

Have you had your government issued tracking device and tooth ornament checked lately? Do you feel sick when you go next to a government building? Welcome to the Hell that is America.

I WOULD BLOW MY BRAINS OUT BEFORE I WOULD GIVE THOSE TRAITORS A BREATH OF AIR, UNLESS WE WERE OVERTHROWING THE REGIME OF EVIL.

Now they sell marijuana, which we were taught to use on mass media, at the price of gold and arrest us if we have any in some states.

Beware of mind control. Life is a nightmare in America for our kind, and I feel we have no options but to sever all contact with the USA governments under the current regime.

I am beaten in a video and I have music in the videos. No one cares. I do not care if three explosions go off in the USA right now, especially if it only removes those Extremists of the murderous and prison building billionaire club of the New American Nazis, extremist Christians and Jews, who probably are not in any real sense either in terms of enlightened religion.

Today some Bulgarians were killed in Iraq with a filming of the shooting. Two groups claimed responsibility according to the mass media. I do not believe them. I believe the murderers were from a regime in the USA or Israel who wants to instigate a feeling of necessary revenge against Iraq's bloodline.

The Associated Press called the Iraqis, if that is what they were, insurgents. Bullshit. They are residents if they are Iraqis and insurgents if they are Americans or Israelis.

Our parents were conned by the mass media and so were we. Take that gorilla logic from your child's view, if you have any. If you hate the United States of America's regime in power, join the Burning Bush Club.

Someone sent me the picture of the child posted here on the day of Bush's inauguration. We must ask, how many fingers are in the pie at our detriment.

I see a caste system. I want freedom from the planet or extinction for our kind, as the options are horrendous and horrible and death is cleaner.

Search for us on the run, on the highway, Mobile Audit Club.

Search for it on Webcrawler or Google for videos and music and links to proof of horrors unknown in the nightmare USA.
by OWG
WTF? man you really had a bad time of it? get sent to natick labs? what was your mos Mr vet? or did you watch a few movies, read a couple of comic books on the military to back up your stories? i call your bluff. give me a unit and dates of service, other wise i say bullshit.
BTW I'm rated at 50%, my Dad was at 30% minus one lung, one leg shorter than the other, no spleen, no teeth.

Christian extremist, jewish extremist, hindi extremist, muslim extremist. It's all the same, sunshine. They'll kill you if they can for not being just like them.
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