Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ides of Vietnam; Anti Iraq War Demonstrations at the Pentagon!

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 4:50 PM EDT


Campus Antiwar Movement Begins to Make Its Mark

By Ron Jacobs
ZNET

See Video @ Truthout!

Folks often ask, rather cynically, where are the students protesting the war? Well, the answer is that they are there-on their campuses and in the dorms-organizing speakers, rallies and teach-ins. The fact that folks off campus do not hear about these events does not mean that they aren't occurring. What it does mean is that the media is choosing not to cover them. Here in Asheville, NC, the local SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) linked group at University of North Carolina-Asheville (UNCA) organized a counter-recruitment protest in January 2006, a walkout and march against the war last October and is now actively involved in getting students to go to the March 17th March on the Pentagon. At UNC's Chapel Hill campus, six students were arrested on February 17, 2007 after refusing to leave Congressman David Price's office in a protest demanding that he vote against further war funding. Meanwhile, on February 15th, students at campuses around the country held rallies and teach-ins against the war. While the movement has not reached the proportions organizers want to see, it is growing. The next student day of protest is scheduled for March 20th-three days after the March on the Pentagon. I recently connected with UNCA SDS member Kati Ketz over email. Besides her activities here in Asheville, Kati is also a spokesperson for the SDS call for the March 20th Day of Action Against the War. The exchange with Kati was an opportunity for me to learn what antiwar students have been up to and how they see the future. I share the transcript below.

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5 comments:

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Lookie who's coming to dinner!

It's the Students again protestin' that dang war!

Bummer!

LOL*)

S-Q said...

What's for dinner neighbor? Barbecued Neocons? LOL

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And look who's in hot water!

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

JOHN SUNUNU, R-N.H., BECOMES FIRST REPUBLICAN SENATOR TO CALL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES' DISMISSAL

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

Expect more to follow if the GOP know what's good for them!

Sigh...It Reminds me of when Boehner and others REPs were throwing Hastert under the Bus for the Foley MAF54 scandal.

Sniffles*I get real emotional remembering that...

LOLMAO*)

S-Q said...

GEF:

Here is a box of tissues...you're gonna need them! LOL

Don't get too emotional on me though because I need you to be really strong when Darth and Porkrind get their turn! hehe

S-Q said...

P.S.

Ck the recent email I sent to you. ;)