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News :: Education
Details on Today's anti-Card demo at State House
23 May 2007
BOSTON PROTEST OF ANDREW CARD HONORARY DEGREE UMASS STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND COMMUNITY WILL DEMONSTRATE ON BEACON HILL
Staff, students and faculty from the Amherst campus of the University of
Massachusetts, as well as members of the larger Amherst-area community and
citizens from elsewhere in the Commonwealth, will converge at the Massachusetts
State House tomorrow for the latest in a series of protests over the
university's decision to award an honorary degree to former White House Chief of
Staff Andrew Card.

Demonstrators' plans include a street theater performance about Card's efforts
to manage the White House's unwarranted and probably illegal wire-tapping
program, as well as his active role in the White House Iraq Group (along with
Karl Rove, Conoleeza Rice and Scooter Libby) in promoting the U.S. invasion of
Iraq on the basis of information known to be false.

Students dressed as a "wire-tapping intelligence team" will attempt to wire-tap
University of Massachusetts president Jack Wilson's office (225 Franklin
Street). Others will stage a "die-in" as a reminder of Andrew Card's
participation in selling a war that has taken the lives of 650,000 Iraqis and
3400 Americans so far, not to mention more than 25,000 wounded U.S. soldiers and
contractors.

The demonstration will begin on Wednesday, May 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the State
House. Protesters will march to 225 Franklin Street through the financial
district. The wiretapping, die-in and other protests at President Wilson's
office will begin at 1 p.m.

Please, Boston residents!! join us at an event supported by umass students,
faculty and staff and local and statewide anti-war coalitions and community
members. This is the largest collaboration and campaign to come from the umass
campus and community in years. There is just too much wrong with the proposal
to honor someone like Card.



--
Katherine Mallory
STPEC Internship Advisor
E-27 Machmer Hall, UMass
stpecinternship (at) sbs.umass.edu
office: 413-545-0043

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