To the left, to the left
Written by Bwog Staff
A digest of activisty news we missed from the last week.
Copycats! Over at UCLA–which showed up on our “WTF” radar last year because of that taser business–protesters actually shut down a talk by some Minutemen-affiliated speakers. (note: This is not the Minuteman Project, but the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.) Or, rather, according to the site above (the media coverage of this has been rather sparse, we might add…) admins pulled the plug on the event because of “security concerns.”
Speaking loudly: The Dems, determined to “take a strong stance on Iraq,” met on Wednesday to endorse a withdrawal plan. They didn’t, but will be meeting again on Tuesday to decide on a position. Sophomore president George Krebs sez they need to consider- “What the clearest vision for us is, and then take that vision and go to the next level with it. If you don’t do that, then you find yourself in a place where you’re concerned about how it’s going to be viewed rather than the substance of it.” Aw, the circumlocutions of budding politicos.
Carrying a big stick? In case you hadn’t seen the flyers, this Thursday there will be a mass walk-out at noon and a teach-in at 2 PM in Lerner against, well, the War. It was organized in conjunction with a national strike by an ad hoc group called the Columbia Coalition Against the War, who also set up an online petition, which has been signed by such illustrious presences as Prof. Robert Thurman, SGB prez Sakib Khan, and SAMER THE JUMBALAYA DESTROYER (?).