Bwoglines: Civil Disobedience Edition

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The First Amendment as recited from memory: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances.

Happening in the World: Demonstrators have apparently been leaving dead bodies outside of the UN headquarters in the Central African Republic. The bodies allegedly belonged to victims of UN violence, but the UN denies any involvement, simply stating that the bodies are part of propaganda. (BBC)

Happening in the US: In case you’ve forgotten, Flint, Michigan still does not have clean water. In an effort to remind others of this fact, protesters took to the I-69, blocking all lanes and shouting, “this is about Flint. This is about our women and children and our elderly. Go use someone else’s road.” The protest apparently lasted for about fifteen minutes before dispersing. (NBC)

Happening in NYC: 19 NYU students were threatened with disciplinary action after occupying an administrative building overnight. Students were a part of the unofficially recognized student group NYU Divest, which has met with administrators multiple times in the call for divestment from fossil fuels. NYU allegedly threatened students with the loss of housing and financial aid. (Washington Post)

Happening on Campus: The Columbia School of Journalism will be hosting a viewing of The Post, featuring pizza, which will then be followed by a Q&A panel with screenwriters Josh Singer and Liz Hannah. The event will be held from 6:30 – 9:30. No RSVP is required. Additional information can be found on the Facebook event. Meanwhile in the Pupin Plaza, Black Theatre Ensemble will be hosting the first of their plays in their student-written one-acts to the theme “Black to the Future.” More information can be found here.

Bop of the Day:

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