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News :: Environment : Organizing : Race
Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
Seven Boston University (BU) campus tours were interrupted today by members of Operation: Over to inform the prospective students about BU’s proposed BioSafety Level 4 (BSL-4) lab in Roxbury. These interruptions were intended to promote the boycott of BU that Operation: Over has called.

The boycott is calling for high school students who are considering attending BU to reconsider, on the grounds that their tuition money will go towards funding the proposed BSL-4 lab, which will be built in a densely populated, low-income community of color against its wishes.
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While one person handed out fliers about the boycott and pre-written letters, another spoke about the issue, occasionally having to speak over the tour guides. The letter, addressed to BU President Robert Brown, expresses dissatisfaction with BU’s plan to build the Biolab and states that the signer, who was considering attending BU, will now refuse to do so until the Biolab project is cancelled. Prospective students can sign the letter and mail it to Brown.

Over the course of the day, the activists gave roughly 60 prospective students and their parents information about the boycott, to the noticeable dismay of BU. Operation: Over plans to continue interrupting campus tours for weeks to come.

Operation: Over, a nonviolent direct action campaign against militarism in Boston, has organized several actions against the Biolab, including two late-night demonstrations outside of BU President Robert Brown's home this month. The campaign has recently called for a boycott of BU, and these campus tour interruptions were the first in a series of actions intended to promote the boycott.
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See also:
http://operationover.freeyouth.net/
Related stories on this site:
A Call for a Student Boycott of Boston University

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Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
22 Feb 2006
this is awesome. keep it up
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
22 Feb 2006
somebody's gonna get arrested
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
22 Feb 2006
ewww arrested by BUPD. That's like getting arrested by retarded monkeys.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
22 Feb 2006
Our weekly meetings are every Thursday at 7pm. Tomorrow we're planning on meeting at the Haley House (the Catholic Worker house in Boston) in the South End, down the street from the Lucy Parsons Center. The address is 23 Dartmouth St., on the corner of Dartmouth and Montgomery, in Boston. Hope to see you there!
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
22 Feb 2006
dude
Thank you!
23 Feb 2006
You guys are doing an awesome job. Don't listen to the Trolls... Their stupid comments will be hidden, eventually.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
While I agree with a majority of the principles of this protest, I fail to see how harassing BU tour guides, who are, mind you, student volunteers and have nothing to do with the Biolab, achieves any forward progress on your objective. In the end, you only make yourselves look like jackasses in an otherwise counterproductive demonstration. There are far better ways to demonstrate your position and likely, more constructive ways to achieve better results.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
I agree with this- student led tours are not the appropriate forum. You are simply attacking volunteer tour guides who are expressing an opinion and preforming a community service. You too are allowed to express your opinion, but on your own time.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
the difference between the argument made above and what happened is that
1. the demonstration was not to harrass tour guides but to spread information to students
2. you are assuming that students would receive information about the biolab if Operation :Over didnt do this
3. the reason that it IS an appropriate forum for that discussion is that the bioweapons lab will affect the entire community and surrounding area. this is an issue that directly threatens our safety, and because of that people have a right to start discussions about it anywhere, including during BU tours.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
I wish I had the "truth tour" before enrolling, if you ask me. good pts.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
I agree that the public needs to be informed. In actuality, there was nothing being assumed, since

1) It is obvious by the third picture that the tour was disrupted. The article itself says: "Seven Boston University (BU) campus tours were INTERRUPTED..another spoke about the issue, occasionally having to SPEAK OVER the tour guides". Why could the information not be passed out at the conclusion of the tour?

2) There ARE other ways students can receive information without doing this. As mentioned, flyers could be handed out at the conclusion, at which point you would have the audience solely for yourself.

3) Yes, conversations have the right to be started anywhere, anytime. If this is the case, then why not interrupt classes, or labs, or extracurricular activities? In this case tours were used becuase they are an easy target. Again, appropriate time and place for everything.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
me and two other people were the ones disrupting tours. we didn't harrass tour guides at all, and in fact we didn't even talk to the tour guides. except for when one of the tour guides grabbed my arm and told me to stop disrupting the tour, there was no communication between us and the tour guides. we even tried being polite and making it easier for the tour guides at first. we waited until they were done speaking about the building they were in front of, then when they were about to move the tour we went in to speak, but the tour guides started interrupting us and telling the tour to ignore us. after we decided to simply walk up to the tour, tell the people on the tour about the biolab, hand out our fliers, and then leave. we were in no way harrassing tour guides, other than maybe making them have to answer questions about the biolab, which is something they should be doing anyway. if there were a way to talk to prospective students without getting in the way of the tour guides, we would have done it, but there really isn't. BU is trying to hide the fact that its building a biolab (and especially the fact that there's a boycott of BU going on) from prospective students, and it's something that they definitely need to hear about before choosing what college to go to. most prospective students won't hear about this unless we go out and tell them. this has nothing to do with tour guides.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
23 Feb 2006
the BU "campus" consists largely of public streets; so the kid can be pretty much anywhere he wants to
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
24 Feb 2006
"I was part of the tour group shown in the first picture, although I cant find myself in that photo. i can see my mom though, lol. I'm now writing a paper on this issue for my Civics class, and am reconsidering applying to BU. Good work, keep fighting!" - a comment posted on http://operationover.freeyouth.net/article/27
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
24 Feb 2006
I think that there certainly should be a conversation about any potentially unethical development undertaken by BU. however, disruption of tours (and you certainly cannot claim your actions as not having disrupted tours) is not acceptable. There are proper forums for discussion, campus tours not being one of them. I agree with btpatty and such that tour guides are volunteers expressing opinions about their university. Instead of stealing the time that parents and prospective students expect on an official university tour, Operation: Over should try approaching their targets by other means.

Operation: Over's inability to gain a legitimate audience, for example, one that they coordinated themselves, indicates their disorganization and lack of support. While I wish you well, I hope you can achieve your goals via logical channels.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
24 Feb 2006
if you're getting attacks is because you're doing an excellent job. keep it up guys, and thanks for your work!!!
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
how is a group of prospective students who have come to BU to learn about the school an illegitimate audience? yes, they signed up for an official university tour, but that tour pretends that BU's biggest controversy doesn't exist. the biolab is an issue that everyone who's considering applying to BU should know about before they make their final decision.

so a "proper forum for discussion" would be, maybe, getting some key people in BU's administration and some anti-biolab community organizers on a panel together to answer questions from the public, maybe, and invite all interested BU students and other members of the larger community? when this was tried a couple years ago (and BU only agreed to it because disrupting tours back then gave the anti-biolab people a lot of leverage with the administration), when BU realized that klare allen, the head of safetynet, was going to be on the panel, they pulled out of the bargain and refused to be on the panel themselves. BU is doing everything they can to make sure that this issue doesn't get raised any more than necessary, and they will continue to do so until we make it impossible for them. disrupting campus tours is a good first step.

if you have any better suggestions, i'd love to hear them. we'll probably do that too. and again, saying that these tour disruptions have anything to do with harassing tour guides is ridiculous. we aren't even talking to tour guides.

by the way, more folks from o:o interrupted tours today, handing out information to prospective students. if you want to help with this action, or any action, you can join our mailing list by going to http://operationover.freeyouth.net/ and clicking on the mailing list link at the bottom of the page. we meet every thursday night at 7pm, and we'll likely start meeting at the haley house in the south end because of its proximity to the biolab site and the community most affected.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
This is excellent. Keep it up.
Excellent Action!
25 Feb 2006
This is a great way to inform people about the bio lab. I think that targetting student tours is EXACTLY the RIGHT WAY to go.

To respond to a previous post about the tour guides having nothing to do with the bio lab...I must whole heartedly disagree. The student tours are meant to sell the school and get students to enroll, BU is funding research and development of WMD's....that's only two degrees of separation. We have to take a closer look at the interconnectedness of the issues and our own actions.

Keep up the good work, turn up the heat!
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
I think that the reason that people are having strong reactions to the tour tactic is that it's an escalation. It IS disruptive--don't kid yourselves. And people will react strongly to that. Being disruptive does not mean that it's not legitimate. But whenever you escalate, you'll get a strong reaction.

I have to guess that's why you picked this tactic--becfause it gets BU in a spot where they're most vulnerable. No?
Stop Projecting Your Phoneyness on Others
25 Feb 2006
My basic problem with Micah is the same as my problem with Matt Carroll. That a couple of priviledged white kids are in denial publicly about the nuisance which privately they congratulate themselves for being.

Micah is in denial about the fact that he relishes annoying these parents and stealing from the university this time and effort which they have invested in making a career -- a thing which Micah has dumped down the toilet personally to become a career protester.

He says the "tour pretends that BU's biggest controversy doesn't exist." It does no such thing. That is anthropomorphism. Micah has CONSTRUED the tour as being a pretentiopus spectacle of denial. Operation: Over has used this as the lame excuse to TRANSFORM it into spectacle of denial.

I don't even disagree with Micah wanting to be a dork and a nuisance. It would just be great if he didn't weasel out of it with pseudo-highbrow rationales.

One must recognize that Micah planned these repeated and constant protests himself (and designed the web page for it), and that they now consume so much personal time that he has dropped out of school to do it. That is the proper context in which to view his dire need to be annoying. People don't just drop out of the system unless they plan to yank everyone else out of it too.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
flipside, i congradulate you in giving a response that actually sort of has substance, but you left the whole biolab part out of the equation. sure, if BU weren't trying to build a BSL-4 lab in the middle of roxbury, then disrupting BU tours would just be an annoying nuisance. but that's not the case, and many of the parents and students on the tours are actually glad that we provided them with the information we did. the simple fact is the biolab is an issue that BU is trying to hide, and we're not letting them.

and i did not plan these protests myself. i designed the operation: over website, but that's just because i'm a huge computer nerd and i know how to do things like that. these protests, along with everything else we've done, have been planned collectively with other people in operation: over, and we have the full support of other groups fighting the biolab, like safetynet and boston mobe, and even some of the city councilors.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
It is truly wonderful that Chuck Turner and Eve Lyman have decided to romp around on your behalf. Notwithstanding this marvelous support, it still stands that you romanticize the protester lifestyle, which is essentially an aggressive but necessarily reactive and generally losing-side philosophy.

The truth is that bioweapons labs have:

1) Enormous Financial Potential
2) Stringent Special Safety Protocols

But here is a more important consideration. In order to discover cures to various diseases, it is necessary to cultivate both the diseases as agents and the cures as counteragents. In this way man masters pathogens. You might as well complain that a kung fu dojo or a gun factory teaches or manufactures ways to kill people.

The flaw in your personality is that you have a penchant for seeing only the abuse, and imagining only the suffering caused by exerting one's power over the germ. In this sense you are a decadent.

I think, beyond that, your playing of the race card does nothing to lend credibility to your essentially confrontational pacifist agenda. It would be more honest to admit that you like disrupting events and forcing your views on captive audiences.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
Flipside, I loved your recent nhindymedia article calling for divestment from UNH athletics for PC craziness.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
lol thanks!
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
25 Feb 2006
As one of the other Operation: Over members that was interrupting tours I can say this is not planned an indulgent exhibition, but part of a larger strategic plan to put pressure on BU and to ban this BSL-4 lab. This tactic was extremely successful in the past, and BU is already alarmed and defensive about only two days of tour interruptions.

This threat of bioterrorist acts against the US and this supposed need for a cure for diseases like anthrax is not based in any intense international risk but the risk we create for ourselves by developing these pathogens. The gun factory metaphor does not fit the biolab situation. If we do not develop these bioweapons, there will not be a need for cures. The anthrax used in 2001 terrorist acts in the US has been traced back to the US biolab Ft. Detrick, Maryland. If this lab was about the necessity of cures it would be devoted to diseases like AIDS that present very real and troubling risks to the world. Or if the US really wanted to ensure safety from biweapons, and not military superiority, it would advocate and follow international bans on bioweapons development which it has circumvented.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
Keep up the good work!

Don't let the trolls distract you or cause division - that's their goal.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
want to know how I know that Operation: Over's tactics are working?
I know someone who is friends with President Brown (the head of BU) and he's been talking to people about the demonstrations at his house. Operation: Over is getting to him and the rest of the BU administration. And things are only just beginning- I mean relatively speaking this organization is very young... I look forward to seeing what the group will do in the future.
Re: Amelia's Argument
26 Feb 2006
"BU is already alarmed and defensive about only two days of tour interruptions."

I won't say that is not amusing. But don't be surprised if they simply hire armed guards.

"this supposed need for a cure for diseases like anthrax is not based in any intense international risk but the risk we create for ourselves by developing these pathogens."

You ignore the basic fact that man is destined to exert absolute power over the pathogen as part and parcel to his mastery of genetic engineering. It has nothing to do with warfare, which is merely a way that man subdues other populations while developing his advantage. Man will control pathogens the same way he controls physical particles, atoms, and electrons. This is part of the overall mastery of the universe to which homo sapiens lays claim. It is a grandiose claim, but it befits such an advanced creature, since it is within his ability to acheive.

Curing AIDS is not the end-all-be-all of biological research. Civilization is not organized around the principle of curing sexually transmitted diseases. The development of bioweapons and cures are just a preliminary phase in the synthetic cultivation of human beings and the fusion of biological and cybernetic components. You guys are fighting for nineteenth century priorities in the 21st century. It is tedious.

It is laughable that you place such a low priority on military superiority and such a high value on the opinions of the European Union and and the "international community" which are nothing more than products of our military superiority and our economic superiority. This is just your self interest as expressed from the coziness of the college industrial complex.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
how many people do you know who have had the flu? how many people do you know who have had ebola? if more BSL4 research needs to be done at all, which is debatable, why should it be in boston? why not in another BSL4 facility that's already there? isn't it a lot safer to centralize all the insane deadly research rather than spread it around the country? if BU and boston want prestige and useful research, they should work on curing aids, or influenza, which are BSL2 pathogens, or asthma- which so many people in roxbury have.

flipside, maybe you should see someone about the who "man mastering the universe" stuff. it can't be healthy.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
3 responses to specific things troll Flipside has brought up:

1. "annoying these parents and stealing from the university this time and effort which they have invested in making a career"

This is incoherent. The university has invested in making "a career"? Or the parents? If you mean the former, then yes, that is the target. If you mean the latter, OO is supplying them information with which to make a better decision about their families' investments--it's absurd to describe that as stealing.

2. "In order to discover cures to various diseases, it is necessary to cultivate both the diseases as agents and the cures as counteragents. In this way man masters pathogens."

Everybody involved understands this idea. What you seem to be unable to wrap your mind about is that there's no reason "man" has to "master pathogens" in the middle of low-income residential zone.

3. "But don't be surprised if they simply hire armed guards."

It would be a marvelous success for OO if BU sent thugs with guns to keep them from telling tours about their bioweapons lab.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
It's nice that NEFAC is weighing in on the issue now. Just make sure no high school dropouts are giving pointers to the college dropouts. That would be impertinence of the highest sort.

Attacking the "Edukation System" just because you hate "skool" is a lively and amusing endeavor. Just don't try to vest your caucasian insufferability with any ideological merit of global significance. Above all don't try to pose as facilitators of the informed financial decision, because that would be a bunch of crock. Dumpster divers do not give out good career advice. You are most certainly stealing the time and effort of schools, parents, and students. Just stop lying about it. You love doing this. You hate paying for school, learning a useful skill, and being active instead of reactive.

You also try to armor this honkified reactivity with black skin. This makes you a skin-grafter. And you have the nerve to attack bio-science! There is more twisted bio-science in your CLICHED defense of Roxbury and in your selective dismissal of Indian and Egyptian geneticists than in any gene laboratory. To you territory allocated to pathogenic research would be better used for street shootings. Your priorities are severely skewed. You automatically consider the tragedy to be: "nobody from Roxbury will work there" and not "nobody from Roxbury CAN work there." You ignore the greater tragedy as well as the facts.

You are of course thrilled that BU would hire armed guards to defend their legal activity. This is because you drama queens thrive on reaction.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
Your modus operandum is here utterly exposed: harass people who are peaceably going about their business. Force legitimate organizations to hire security guards in defense against your harassment. Shove the security guards. Get shoved by the security guards. Complain loudly. Attract police attention. Get arrested. Photograph yourselves being arrested. Send letters to yourselves in prison. Complain about the quality of food in prison.

Your lifestyle is entirely scripted.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
ctrl+F "edukation" ... Flipside seems to have brought this up
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
Of course I brought it up. It is the subtext, the true motivation for anti-skool activity.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
Is Safety Net doing "anti-skool activity"?
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
That is an inane question. Saying "Safetynet" you might as well be saying Boston Mobe, Rob Mirabito, WFN, Dan the Bagelman, PLP, CPUSA, Chuck Turner, and the same old circle jerk. Playing the minor key in this case still keeps you within the Boston All-Campus Hydra.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
"Saying "Safetynet" you might as well be saying Boston Mobe, Rob Mirabito, WFN, Dan the Bagelman, PLP, CPUSA, Chuck Turner, and the same old circle jerk."

You just throw stuff up there to see what sticks, huh?
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
Hilarious... you took some people or groups who spoke at an antiwar rally put on by a fairly broad coalition, added CP-USA, and grouped them all together on this?

You have no idea what Roxbury Safety Net is, do you?
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
You are incapable of revoking my ghetto pass.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
Thanks for the free advertisement and for contributing to what is sure to be a fun and exciting issue of Haters Magazine. But you really are bent out of your mind. Imagine: coherent and fast epistemological skills automatically make one a member of the FBI. What FBI do you study? Guffaw! I have been living in Boston since 1995 and doing the same thing I do every day -- which includes making fun of paranoid honkey mooks. I have already spelled out for you the inherent flaws in a decentralized, leaderless local area network. Check out also the beginning of the article http://www.contextflexed.com/storyopo.html wherein I clearly stated my reasons for making fun of Operation: Over.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
oh sorry, flipside, gave you too much credit. you're just a Nazi from the Haverhill collective. my bad, man..
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
You know best. You are the one with the hidden identity.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
flipside, your website is pretty funny. but there are a couple things you got wrong. i don't live on easton st. i'm not trying to resurrect SDS (i just wrote an article about it for the march student underground that'll hit the streets in a couple days). i didn't think of operation: over- it was a group of people, and i didn't think of the name. i've never written sympathy letters to the ELF, and i'm not vegan. and i haven't been going to BU since like last may- this isn't a recent thing. trolling around activist communication points can teach you a lot about people, but not everything.
screw the biolab, demand 9-11 truth
26 Feb 2006
it's coming people. don't say you weren't warned. no excuses--it's been almost five years and you all should know better by now.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
I will make the appropriate editorial notes of your corrections before the story goes to print tomorrow.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
26 Feb 2006
Micah, don't even bother correcting him--it could seem like an acknowledgment that the things that you don't correct are true. Why make his guessing game any more accurate?
some people are not ready for the red pill
27 Feb 2006
"the same old circle jerk" "playing the minor key"

well, he's described himself pretty well. question is, why are we allowing this lone idiot to subvert a useful discussion on tactics against the racist and classist biolab project, and to replace it with a useless discussion of this lone idiot's deranged politics?

once in a while it's fine to take a cogent oppositional argument and practice defending our principles against it, but this has descended to ludicrous depths, don't you all think? i'm inclined simply to ignore him once the point has been made that he is serving no constructive purpose, like any troll whose purpose is clearly to *disrupt* (a la cointelpro) radical forums like imc.

he doesn't need to be on a payroll to have learned how the govt plays its dirty tricks. but our defenses against these sorts of pranks must be much better than in the past. we must learn how they exploited our weaknesses in previous movements, and master techniques to avoid those traps, if we are to be effective in our work as they start taking us more seriously. no need to censor (unless his commentary clearly violates policy), but there is also no need for us to pay attention to what should be only a mildly annoying background noise...

filiberto ojeda rios presente! viva puerto rico libre! abajo el biolab racista!
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
28 Feb 2006
...so about these tours, i'm very interested in how far do you think you're going to get with these kids? It's not tuition that goes to pay for this building... it's tax dollars-- BU isn't putting money in this at all- they're getting funded by a national department. Are continuing these tours worth your time and effort? The guides have obviously been informed by the university what to do in these situations, and they're going to be the ones with the last word and the most face time with the prospective students. I'm not quite sure ya'll have this figured out-- it sounds nice, but I don't think its too logical. But if you're going to do another round of them, let me know so I can come watch how effective you really are...
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
01 Mar 2006
well, you're wrong. it's not completely funded by federal grants, only partially. the rest of the funding for the lab comes from the surplus of BU's businesses, donations, and tuition... at least, that's what BU was telling us _before_ we started disrupting their tours. and while the tour guides have been told that they're going to get interrupted, they obviously don't know what they can do about it. we plan to continue doing them as often as we can.
BTW micah
01 Mar 2006
I don't know anyone who has ever had ebloa, because ebola does not survive very long outside of a "host", that's why it has never been successfully weaponized ( outside of Tom Clancy novels), although people have tried. Micah if you're so concerned about "communities of color", you should be encouraging ebola research. Quick question: Where do the VAST majority of ebola outbreaks occur ? ANSWER: Africa, not really a "community of color, but rather a "continent of color".

So Micah, instead of being so concerned over something, that in the whole scheme of things isn't that big of a threat ( a 9-11 style terrorist attack would incinerate most of the agents in the building. One reason chem/bio agents are so tough to deploy as weapons), stick to the war in Iraq, something that is / is going to harm alot more people than this lab ever will.
Re: Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
16 Mar 2006
I wonder how many of these protesters would go to Africa and not think twice about that. What do they think of their risk of infection, when the diseases are endemic? The pathogens in the BIO (meaning not man made) lab are exactly that natural. You would find anthrax in any dirt sample in Boston. I find this whole thing really quite stupid, and the protesters are as well.
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27 May 2006
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03 Jun 2006
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