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Announcement :: Organizing
Friday: Military Recruiters Keep Out! March & Shut Down at Harvard University
29 Sep 2005
Come out and show that counter recruiters will not be intimidated!
MILITARY RECRUITERS KEEP OUT.

Friday. September 30.

11am Gather in front of the John Harvard statue (Harvard Yard)
12pm March across the Charles to Gordon Track

Tomorrow, for the first time in 33 years, Harvard is bringing back military recruiters.

Their wars and their lies have no place on campus.

Their discrimination and their homophobia has no place on campus.

Sponsored by Harvard Initiative for Peace and
Justice

On Friday, September 30th, Harvard is having a
career fair for undergraduate students. Military recruiters will be setting up for the first time in over 30 years, when student protests forced Harvard to ban them. They have remained banned from Harvard because the military discriminates against gays and lesbians.

Now, with the military waging a bloody war in Iraq, Harvard is allowing these recruiters
back on our campus in spite of widespread
opposition and its own non-discrimination code.
The administration claims they've been forced to do so, but the reality is that President Larry Summers has been campaigning to return ROTC and military recruiters for years now.

This is about more than Harvard. This is part of a campaign to get rid of all restrictions on the access recruiters have to students. The Solomon Amendment and the No Child Left Behind Act forces colleges and high schools to allow unlimited access or lose federal funding. And it was revealed this year that the military has been working with a private firm to compile information on 30 million young people.

There have been countless reports of recruiters
routinely lying to students. 1 in 4 recruiters was investigated for misconduct last year. While recruiters promise money for college and other opportunities, the reality is that less than a third of recruits ever get any money for college, and colleges can reduce their financial aid to students by the amount of their military aid. What's more, recruits face pernicious and often violent sexism, racism, and homophobia.

Elsewhere in Massachusetts today, campus police attacked a peaceful protest against military recruitment at Holyoke Community College, beating and macing the students. The Harvard administration has also threatened to send police to prevent students from protesting the return of recruiters to our campus.

Join us as we oppose the return of these discriminatory recruiters to Harvard, hand out leaflets to expose their lies, and build a new movement for a university that does not fuel the war machine and does not welcome discrimination against its own students.

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Dont like recruiting, dont enlist
29 Sep 2005
"Elsewhere in Massachusetts today, campus police attacked a peaceful protest against military recruitment at Holyoke Community College, beating and macing the students"

If the cops had to resort to mace the protesters most of whom probably were not students were anything but peacefull. Show your real colors radical losers get violent in the name of peace so the cops and swat can beat your marxist anti american asses down.
Re: Friday: Military Recruiters Keep Out! March & Shut Down at Harvard University
30 Sep 2005
Go Mormon !!
Re: Friday: Military Recruiters Keep Out! March & Shut Down at Harvard University
30 Sep 2005
"And it was revealed this year that the military has been working with a private firm to compile information on 30 million young people."


http://www.bostonmobilization.org/nomandate.php

AND THEY ARE:

The Pentagon is paying a data Services Company in Wakefield, MA called BeNow to collect the names and phone numbers of every 16-25 year old in the country.

The new database will include an array of personal information including birth dates, Social Security numbers, e-mail addresses, grade point averages, ethnicity and what subjects the students are studying!
Scrap the Pentagon's New Database
30 Sep 2005
Tell your representative to investigate this violation of the Privacy Act and force the Pentagon to scrap this intrusive and illegal database.

The custody and maintenance of this database has been contracted out to a private firm named BeNow in Wakefield MA


http://www.workingforchange.com/activism/action.cfm?itemid=19269
Re: Friday: Military Recruiters Keep Out! March & Shut Down at Harvard University
30 Sep 2005
Dont like recruiting, dont enlist

that makes as much sense as "don't like kiddie porn? don't buy it!"
Re: Friday: Military Recruiters Keep Out! March & Shut Down at Harvard University
01 Oct 2005
how did this event go?
To Christy Moore
05 Oct 2005
Ms. Moore,

Kiddie porn is illegal. Military recruitment is not. Bad analogy.