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March, Rally and Direct Action Against Military Recruiters at UCSC on April 22nd
by UCSC Students Against War
Monday Apr 21st, 2008 7:48 PM
As students of UC Santa Cruz, 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.
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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 at 10am 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.

Thank you,
Students Against War

http://saw.revolt.org
§FLYERS
by UCSC Students Against War Monday Apr 21st, 2008 7:53 PM
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No More Gifts for U.S. Army
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/15/18493070.php

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Skidmark Bob
Tuesday Apr 22nd, 2008 8:06 AM
Anyone going to protest PLEASE CALL Free Radio Santa Cruz with reports.
Skidmark Bob will be in studio
831 427-3772
831 469-3119
Broadcasting on 101fm and streaming live
CALL IN REPORTS!
by pdog
Tuesday Apr 22nd, 2008 1:35 PM
It should not be about kicking them off campus, rather there should be a dialouge. If you silence voices, tell people to go away, and prevent other students from getting "both sides", then what does that say about what you are promoting? What does it say about free speech? Rather, you should focus on providing information to interested students so they can get both sides of the story. If you portray yourself as aggressive thugs you are no better than those you are fighting.
by LaLa
Tuesday Apr 22nd, 2008 6:35 PM
Have you tried to do that yourself?
by Robbie D. Bomb
Tuesday Apr 22nd, 2008 9:06 PM
Please post some photos from the protest!

My School can blow up your school!
by bradley
Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 9:55 PM
hey Robbie, you are da bomb! Here are some photos you can check out:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/23/18494728.php
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/23/18494759.php
by ~Bradley
(bradley [at] riseup.net) Saturday May 3rd, 2008 10:26 PM
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