S.A.W.: Students Acluistic about War

12 04 2006

UC Santa Cruz student group, Students Against War, should be re-named, Students Acluistic about War.” Many liberals might be against the war, but most have the tact to support our troops. This group takes “peacenik” to a new height.

Besides, its proven history that best way to achieve and maintain peace is to have a ready defense (military or troops or however you want to say it).

The San Francisco Chronicle has a follow up to yesterday’s attack by these wacko students:

Four military recruiters hastily fled a job fair Tuesday morning at UC Santa Cruz after a raucous crowd of student protesters blocked an entrance to the building where the Army and National Guard had set up information tables.

Members of Students Against War, who organized the counter-recruiting protest, loudly chanted “Don’t come back. Don’t come back” as the recruiters left the hilltop campus, escorted by several university police officers…

Via IndyBay, a self-described, non-commercial, democratic collective of bay area independent media makers:

On April 11th, 2006, in spite of the pouring rain and administrative attempts to stifle students’ free speech, Students Against War (SAW) organized over 150 students to march from the center of campus to the job fair, where they nonviolently prevented access to military recruiters through sit-ins and other measures. After about an hour and a half of negotiations and students’ refusal to back down, military recruiters left the job fair.

I did not determine from the Chronicle that there were attempts to stife free speech. I read that the military recruiters were concerned for the safety of potential recruits and for themselves.

And the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports:

“It’s not just about the action today, it’s about creating sustained movements that directly resist the militarization of our communities,” said second-year student Sam Aranke, among some 60 demonstrators. “This is about creating a community where we make the change we want to see in the world.”

That’s nice, but did you think about this:

UCSC administrators said recruiters are allowed on campus because of a 1995 federal law called the Solomon amendment, which denies federal funding to universities that bar military recruiters from campus. UCSC received approximately $80 million in federal funds last year alone, according to a news release. Last month, a challenge to the Solomon amendment failed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Video of what What S.A.W. is calling, The Moment of Departure.

And this is from S.A.W.’s website:

Students Kick Military Recruiters Off UC Santa CruzMilitary Prevented from Recruiting for Third Straight Job Fair

SANTA CRUZ, CA – It’s been over a year and a half since the military has been able to effectively recruit on this UC campus as all their attempts have been met by mass student actions. Today, in spite of the pouring rain and administrative attempts to stifle students’ free speech, Students Against War (SAW) organized over 150 students to march from the center of campus to the job fair, where they nonviolently prevented access to military recruiters through sit-ins and other measures. After about an hour and a half of negotiations and students’ refusal to back down, military recruiters left the job fair.

CONTACT: Students Against War’s ad-hoc press team:
Sam Aranke – 714-458-2471 – saranke@ucsc.edu
David Zlutnick – 805-698-6228 – dzlutnic@ucsc.edu
Janine Carmona – 707-496-3530 – jgcarmon@ucsc.edu

Contact them to voice your displeasure with their attitude.

Others displeased: Michelle Malkin

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