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UCSC Counter Recruitment March!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Bay Tree Plaza
UC Santa Cruz

Military Recruiters have been blocked from recruiting for three years at UCSC, and have been absent for over a year now, but it looks like they're going to try and come back. The upcoming career fair has FBI, CHP, Santa Cruz Justice Department, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp, and the Army health department, along with a lot of other heinous corporations and institutions. So what are we going to do about it?

Spring Forward into The Military Industrial Complex!
Or Your Resistance To It!

Last Chance Military Recruiting Fair

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Colleges 9 & 10
Multipurpose Room

Resistors are urged to meet at the
Quarry Plaza for a Pre-Fair Rally
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Students must have ID cards to enter
No Backpacks, No Cameras, No Videotaping, No Exceptions!!!
(Except Organized Resistance)

Be prepared by bringing noisemakers, banners, and your friends!

For more information or to see a list of participating exploiters, visit:
Added to the calendar on Tue, Apr 15, 2008 9:06PM
§Military... Welcome to UCSC
§No More Gifts
by No Recruiters
§UCSC Students Against War Counter-Recruitment Action
by Students Against War (mcbluebox [at]
On Tuesday, April 22nd, UCSC students will rally and march to the UCSC career fair to protest the presence of military recruiters. Students at UCSC refuse to let our University serve as a vehicle to perpetuate the war and homophobic, sexist, racist and imperialist ideologies. A direct action will follow at the career fair.

Following is the official Students Against War press release:
Santa Cruz, CA, April 22nd 2008: As students of UCSC, we oppose the presence of military recruiters on campus. As an employer that uses predatory and discriminatory practices in recruitment, recruiters directly represent the homophobic, sexist and racist ideologies that have no place in this University. Furthermore, the military’s inhumane treatment of soldiers during and after tours of duty – through, for example, the neglect of the psychological and medical consequences of war – demonstrates that they view troops not as employees, but as property to be used and then discarded. Recruiters offer false promises of education and opportunity in order to manipulate people in to signing away the fundamental rights to which we are all entitled. We will not let our University be a vehicle for a system based on hateful ideologies and manipulation. We will not let our University be a vehicle to perpetuate the unjust war in Iraq.

It is for these reasons that on Tuesday, April 22 of 2008, UCSC Students Against War will have a counter-recruitment action against the presence of military recruiters on our campus, asking them to leave our campus and never come back. Students of the University of California, Santa Cruz, will have a rally that begins in the Baytree Bookstore Plaza and proceeds to march to the career fair in the College 9/10 multipurpose room, followed by a direct action. Twice in the past, UCSC students have successfully prevented military recruitment and kicked military recruiters off of our campus. On Tuesday, UCSC students, along with supporting faculty, staff and community members, hope to keep UCSC recruitment-free once again.

For a map of UCSC, please see this link:

For more information, please call or email the above via the above contact information.

Thank you,
Students Against War
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