Constantino Diaz-Duran, GS ’09, alerted us to a rally at the Egyptian Consulate (2nd Avenue between E. 58th and E. 59th) in support of Kareem Amer. Amer is a 22-year-old college student who has been imprisoned for criticizing the government in his blog. He is currently facing up to nine years in prison and is being kept in solitary confinement, and his sentence will be handed down on Thursday. Diaz-Duran can be reached at email@example.com. The rally will take place in front of the Consulate this Wednesday at 3:30 PM. Go support free speech and make PrezBo proud.
On the same political note, the 1954 animated version of “Animal Farm” is being
screened in 1219 IAB tonight at 6:30, with an introduction by Political Science Professor Timothy Frye. No word on any upcoming screenings of the 1973 animated version of “Charlotte’s Web,” starring Debbie Reynolds and Paul Lynde.