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UNITED STATES: Student protests
There is a strong US work of protesters against globalization and against the US government generally. It is part of an international network, and it is very active in universities, especially UC Berkeley. The September 11 tragedy has provided another occasion to protest, The protesters say in general terms what they oppose, but make no precise or constructive suggestions. Here is the latest broadside:
COME TO AN URGENT GATHERING FOR STUDENT ACTIVISTS IN CALIFORNIA ORGANIZING AGAINST WAR AND RACISM IN THE WAKE OF SEPTEMBER 11 (Please forward to all students you know!)
The UC Berkeley Stop the War Coalition invites all campus based anti-war coalitions (or those interested in forming a campus based coalition) to come to an urgent meeting to start a network of campuses against war and racism.
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 29, 4pm (after the anti-war rally in San Francisco)housing available Saturday night
WHERE: UC Berkeley Campus, Valley Life Sciences Bld. Rm # 2050
- At this crucial time in history, to discuss the possibility of a new anti-war movement and the direction it may take, as well as how that movement could best connect to existing movements.
- To organize against the racist scapegoating that is happening against Arab, Muslim and all people of Middle Eastern background.
- To discuss civil liberties abuses that are coming in the wake of Sept.11 and how that affects grassroots organizing.
- For folks to share knowledge about the WHY behind Sept. 11. The Berkeley Stop the War Coalition campus network committee will meet on Sunday, Sept 23 to work out more logistics so look for more info soon.
Ronald Hilton - 9/25/01