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Racist police attack on respected UMass-Boston professor (english)
05 Apr 2003
Modified: 25 Jun 2003
A student was handing out fliers on Thursday at the UMB campus to promote a moment of silence in memory of Dr. King's murder. The student was wearing a shirt which said "Military recruiters off my campus!" on the back and on the front, "Education not enlistment". The police were called by the recruiters as a reaction to the shirt. A professor, Tony Menelik Van Der Meer, stuck up for Tony Naro after being told by a recruiter that since he was organizing for King he also should be shot in the head. A verbal battle ensued. The recruiter was left alone by police while the professor was arrested and roughed up.

Tony Naro, a student at UMass Boston, was attacked by campus police and military recruiters on Thursday, April 3rd, along with his professor, Tony Menelik Van Der Meer. The incident began when Naro was handing out fliers promoting a two minute moment of silence at noon on April 4 in remembrance of Dr. King, who was murdered 35 years ago that day.

Naro was wearing a shirt which read on the front "Education not enlistment" and on the back, "Military recruiters off my campus!"

The recruiters, who were 3 to 4 feet away from Naro's fliering, began to "heckle" him, calling him a "fucking communist" and other explicit names.

They then proceeded to call the campus police, for reasons never revealed to Naro.

The police soon arrived and made Naro verify that he was a student. When that was verified, they wanted him to verify that he had permission to hand out fliers on campus. (This has not been an orthodox procedure at UMB until as of late.)

As Naro was "investigated" for his legitimacy, more officers arrived at the scene, all shaking hands with the recruiters as they approached the area.

Shortly thereafter, five more students from Naro's class and project arrived and it was further demonstrated that the handing out of fliers was legitimate.

However, the police then began to question the other students of their legitimacy! Thankfully, Professor Tony Van Der Meer of the Africana Studies Department approached, and it looked as if all was well, for he would be able to explain and seal the lid on the entire conflict.

What happened next, however, changed UMB forever.

A recruiter approached Naro, and as he walked by Naro he yelled, "Hey, you're doing something for Dr. King! You should get shot in the head!"

Infuriated, the student replied to a similar extent, "You should get shot too!"

The Professor then yelled to the recruiter that he could not say that to Naro.

The recruiter then got into Van Der Meer's face, yelling the phrase he had yelled at Naro, making an association between Van Der Meer, a black leader, and King, who was assassinated.

The recruiter then poked the professor's left shoulder and Van Der Meer yelled "Don't touch me!"

A police officer then rushed over, and instead of neutralizing the situation and taking custody of the racist, abusive, and aggressive recruiter, tackled the professor -- seen by the police apparently as an angry black male who needed to be cuffed.

The police claimed it was Van Der Meer who was the aggressor and also claim to not have heard any comment made by the recruiters.

It should be noted that there are fifteen or more witnesses who heard the threat and who were mixed in with the eight police.

Van Der Meer's hearing will be on May 28th.
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sad (english)
05 Apr 2003
This is a sick story And if its true according to the report people should be fired and investiagtion done.

One thing we should add to the list of offences.

I would not feel comfortable with someone walking around our campus with "islamists off my campus"

or "Mormon missionaries off my campus"

I think we would all be offeneded by that to.

None of that gives anyone an excuse to act like an animal and a bigot like the recruiters do.

the one thing that makes me doubt that story being a member of the Army reserve is that the recuiters for the millitary in the Boston area are mostly member of minority groups.
what? (english)
06 Apr 2003
An anti-recruitment shirt is different an anti-Muslim or anti-Mormon shirt. By the way I would be against any religious recruiting too, and I think Campus Crusade for Christ has no place there either. But being against on-campus recruitment makes a lot of sense to me. I was against recruitment at the school I went to. I think the student was totally with his rights to have that shirt on, and I am really happy he did. And while you're busy doubting that story, see some other more "mainstream" accounts of it. Maybe then you will believe this story. Where does your doubt come from? Why is that your reaction until you see it in an establishment news source? As the story said, there are plenty of witnesses.

Here on this page you can see two other stories, from the AP and the Boston Globe (scroll down): http://boston.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=13356&group=webcast
fuck the racist police (english)
06 Apr 2003
And fuck on campus recruitment.

This story shows so many connection between the function of educational institutions to those in power, sexist and masculinized aggression and violence and racism and militarism, and who the cops serve and what they are primed to do.
sickening... (english)
07 Apr 2003
Someone get the names of the recruiter and the fascist pigs involved?

More articles on the subject:
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/2090196/detail.html
http://www.boston.com/education/news/04/040403_umass_recruiter.html
Cop's name (english)
08 Apr 2003
I believe that Officer St. Ives was the one who hit or attacked Professor Van De Meer. I don't think he was the arresting officer. Confirmation anyone?
transcript from Professor Jemadari Kamara (english)
08 Apr 2003
Here's the transcript from Professor Jemadari Kamara at the panel on the incident, April 7, 2003, at UMB.

Professor Jemadari Kamara:

I know, umm... we all have only a limited time to speak [referring to the police chief going on way past time], and I would like to, umm... to differ somewhat with the Chief's remarks, and it's not out of respect to you, Chief, but I don't think the problem is procedural. [Applause.]

The issue before us is a question, I think, of power, power relationships on this campus, and a differential set of interests and perspectives, which are rooted in the question of racism on this campus. [Applause]

You cannot confront the issues that are at the root cause of this particular incident, which is only a manifestation of a set of relationships that are out of order and have been out of order in this institution. [Applause]

And before any set of individuals get their back up, this institution exists in the context of a society that is deeply rooted and at its core, structurally and fundamentally racist. [Applause]

It's no individual's fault, so don't take it personal. It is a matter of the context of the structure of the society in which we live. But unless we begin to grapple, and come to deal with the question of race and the differential power of race and racial prejudice in the context of America, we're not gonna get to the core of what's really embedded in the institution and the policies that are consequences of that in our institution here at UMass.

I would encourage us, as we begin to talk about this problem, to first and foremost commit ourselves to a process, long term, that's gonna go beyond 1:15 when we all leave here, that's gonna go beyond this semester, that's gonna go beyond this year, a process of engagement with each other – as administrators, as staff, as police, as faculty, as students, in this institution – to engage ourselves in a process of attempting to confront the problem of racism, and racism at the core of a set of entwined institutional issues that impact us here.

And if it requires us having some external facilitators to help us with this, to engage this process – and there are people who specifically do that – I'm more than willing to share a set of contacts of persons who are in fact working currently in the city of Boston, with both public and non-profit sectors, to engage the question of undoing racism. [Applause]

But unless we're willing to face up to what the issue is, put it forefront, not to deal with all the other sets of concerns, “structure and the process” -- to call racism what it is – unless we're willing to do that, all the rest of this is for nought. [Applause]

It will necessitate a process. It's been a process of things that got us here. You who were there last week understand that some of the circumstances and the specifics of what had occurred last Thursday, had already occurred several years before. We saw it, we felt it, and we did not address it. Now it has risen again. If we do not confront it, it's going to occur again. And next time the crisis will be more grave. And more people will be hurt. It was our community that was impacted, that felt the pain and the assault of what occurred last week. And the next time, if we don't address it and face up to it, it's going to be much more grave and more people will be hurt in that process, and the response could be even more grave for our total community.

I would urge us to engage, and commit ourselves to engage in a process of undoing racism and all of its policy consequences and manifestations on this campus. To commit ourselves to work with each other in facilitating this – and I will commit myself, first of all, to be there, to work with you, to try and bring in others, to facilitate this with us.

I know on behalf of my colleague, Professor Van Der Meer, I felt deeply hurt by what happened, and that assault.

Heckle: “That's unfortunate, cause we're not racist. Most of the people in this school are not racist.”

Another person: “Let him speak.”

Professor Kamara: “And that is a consequence, that is a consequence of what is happening in the broader society here – that kind of a comment. And certainly I know Professor Van Der Meer...”

[Heckler breaks in again. Audience shouts at her. Moderator retakes control.]

“Let me simply conclude by saying that we were all assaulted last Thursday, by an assault on one faculty member, to whom this had actually occurred before. But in order for us as a community to help repair ourselves, we have to come together to do that. It's not his responsibility. It's not any single officer's responsibility. It's our collective responsibility to engage in a long-term commitment to repairing ourselves as a community. Thank you.

[Applause]
Professor Van Der Meer's address on April 7 (english)
08 Apr 2003
Thank you for organizing this.

I think that, at least for me, it might sound corny, but I enjoy what I do. I enjoy teaching, and one of the things that I do in my classes is that I set ground rules around having a safe environment, and what that means is that people have the right to speak and say what they want to say, as long as they don't personalize it, and that with respect that fact that everybody has different experiences, we try to raise questions as to how they came to the concolusions that they came to. But it becomes inconsistent when you do that in the classroom, but you walk out to the hall and there's no consistency.

You know Chancellor Gora had called, and I didn't talk to her directly, but then she called me again to find out how I was doing, and I want to say that I appreciate her reaching out and doing that. And the fact that I'm still teaching here because I like doing it and I like the community – this is my community. We can resolve this. We can take care of this. And this is not only personal but this is an embarassment to the university as a whole.

But the university can stop that. In fact I thought I was going to get a letter saying that everything was dropped, we're ready to deal with that, but it seems that there's different structures – it seems that there's campus police and the university. I thought this was one university where these were entwined together, but when something like this happened, that especially when administrators are trying to contact me, you know, and talk, I don't know who's who, because the charges are coming from the university, through the campus police. And so that needs to be addressed, and you know, I think we can resolve it, we can deal with it, and build this community, and deal with issues that we need to deal with.

We need to deal with the issues in terms of the quality of teaching on this campus, the environment of this campus, making sure that teachers, in particular part-time teachers, are paid fairly by this campus, and that workers on this campus are treated well.

But we have to get beyond the “other” -- and this has been my experience on this campus with campus police. There's a level of isolation. You know, I was in my office several years ago, after a seminar on racism, and three officers came into my door and asked my did I work here! And I was so offended I was in tears. I mean tears came to my eyes because I was so offended, you know, that someone said they saw a black man with a baseball cap, and they just felt, you know, that I was in there stealing. And there was an assumption that I was wrong or guilty, and they just stood in my doorway like I was gonna play Superman and run out. And added to the insult is they say, you know, “We're also people of color – we blue,” or something like that.

But that has happened before. And I watched this happen several weeks ago when the student who were collecting money for the AIDS program out there were approached.

So there are some systemic things that we have to address to make this a better community, and we can do it. It's about people's ideas, it's about people's mentality and how they respond. And it's about people who are in denial that these things exist, that racism, you know, exists. They're not racist, right. So, we have to begin to deal with this.

But I think the community is up to par. I'm overwhelmed by the letters and the phone calls that I've gotten from the people – and I've also gotten them from people who said I should die, you know, and there's all kinds of names who got my email, my address, and they called me up on my phone and they were playing the induction to Full Metal Jacket and cussing at them, niggers and spics and so forth – you know, that's on my phone.

But the reality is that, I know, the majority of people on this campus are greater than that, and they want to see a greater result, and I applaud everybody for doing that.

I think it's time for the university, and they have the opportunity, to come and to put things on the table, and we don't have to go to court and all this kind of stuff. We can resolve these issues that we have here in a righteous way. We don't have to follow the same old routine: you file a charge, and I file a charge, you sue me, I sue you – but we could be above that, and that's what I'm looking for. So that we could go about doing what we're doing, and we could go about having those changes.

We could get to the root cause of this and move on, because people have their lives. We're having a war. There are people who are dying. We're seeing this, we're traumatized by that. And unfortunately it seems like Baghdad is coming to our campus, you know, we're in the middle of it, so we have to go beyond that. We have to not only heal here, but we have to heal our society, we have to heal our world, because I'm tired of seeing this death, destruction, and violence again, and tired of having to come here and because of what I look like being assaulted.

Dr. King said, “We have to break the silence. We have to use our mouths as weapons and not use guns.”
More info (english)
08 Apr 2003
Is there contact info for this recruitment office? I'd like to tell them where to stick it.
TAHNK YOU (english)
08 Apr 2003
let me thank all of those who have submitted their support for our horrible expierences at UMB. unfortunately this is not the first of such racially motivated events to occur here at UMB by UMB campus poilce. i will hesitate to say too much due to legal obseravtions,however this incident triggered a "coming out" session at conferences with the press and on monday at noon during an administrative forum, designed to "neutralize" student and faculty and staff anger. many students from CASA LATINA, and THE BLACK STUDENT CENTER AS WELL AS SEVERAL PROFESSORS, SPOKE OF INCIDENTS OF THE PAST THREE YEARS IN WHICH THEY WERE SUBJECT TO HARRASSMENT BY CAMPUS POLICE, (MOST INCIDENTS OCCURING WITHIN THE PAST YEAR) OR SUBJECT TO OUTSIDE THREATS WITH LITTLE ATTENTION FROM CAMPUS POLICE AND THE CHANCELLORS OFFICE. there are an aplethera of actions which need to be taken here at UMB but this is also not isolated to UMB. harvard has had a lawsuit, which is losing steam due to the PATRIOT act, concerning recruiters on campus...they discriminate3 against gays and therefore are not an equal oppurtunity employer....tufts had a student kicked off campus for speaking out against bush, and if you look in recent indymedia articles/postings you will see evenmore a history and recent line of such brutal actions against those members of the higher education community speaking against the norm. also becoming more prevelant...if that's possible, is the attacks on protesters. i'll post updates regularly about actions in the future and legal proceedings with the case.

just when you think you can't hate cops anymore than you already do...;}

THREE CHEERS FOR ASSHOLE COPS WHO PUSH YOUR DEDICATION TO GET RID OF THEM TO A HIGHER LEVEL!

tony naro
Go go minority liars (english)
09 Apr 2003
The Tuft's student wasn't kicked off campus. No, she was denied an award because instead of dissenting intelligently or protesting peacefully against the president, she flipped him off and yelled slurs. Now, why should anyone award a little twit who is too unintelligent to think of a better response to adversity than cursing and acting like a pubescent teenager at a soccer game? It is the college's money to do with as it pleases. They aren't punishing her views; they are punishing her stupidity. Anyone who gets in front of a large group of people and gives them the finger isn't intelligent.

But please, take your latino pride and black power and see how far that gets you. Most of you can't read or write for anything. Most of you are used to having affirmative action, the NAACP, and other reverse racist institutions covering your unpreparedness. It is much easier to blame the man than your own societal failings, yes?
your shit is whack (english)
09 Apr 2003
>>Anyone who gets in front of a large group of people and gives them the finger isn't intelligent.
Statement from BSC member (english)
09 Apr 2003
Some words from a student leader and a member of the Black Student Center, from the forum on April 7:

"I hate to tell you that what I experienced on Thursday was something that made me so fearful of even entering these walls, because if this can happen to my professor... This is a man that's teaching me to stand up for what I believe in, go out to masses, break down all stereotypes that have been developed, and then, what? He gets arrested. So this now tells me, as well as a community, that what has happened can happen to us. And this can happen to me. I have children at home; I'm responsible for a household. What am I gonna do in jail? So now you've muted me, because now I'm so fearful of the uplash of what can happen. That's a problem.

[...]

There is one thing I want to say to you that is very important. And that's until the white population understands that they're in privileged space, not until then will we have allies who will sit in those forums with Professor Kamara, who will sit in those forums with all of us, and break this down. Because it will not happen until then. Thank you."
The Ease of Stupidity... (english)
09 Apr 2003
I disagree. I think it is extremely easy to get up with about 20 of your cronies and shout obscenities. I think it is very easy to make a fool of yourself in front of thousands of people. What is difficult is engaging in a levelheaded discourse with an opponent using logic and research instead of emotion and bias. I am no more proud of her than I am of the homeless man who accosts thousands of commuters per day in an effort to guilt us in to handing over our money. I am proud of people who are strong enough to form intelligent, pointed questions and engage in a brilliant debate, not sit in a gym and raise their middle fingers; monkeys can do that.

BTW, this peaceful protester Liz Monnin was reprimanded by Tufts for threatening, stalking, and eventually beating another student.
story from Emerson College paper (english)
09 Apr 2003
UMass-Boston professor arrested while trying to help students being harrassed by military recruiters
By Nadine Hoffman

4/3/03 A UMass-Boston professor, called on to defend his students' right to pass out anti-war fliers, was himself thrown to the ground, handcuffed, and arrested by campus police Thursday on charges of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

Anthony Van Der Meer, a professor of Africana and American Studies, went to the second-story McCormack Hall lounge to intercede on behalf of several members of the Black Student Center. The students, who were handing out leaflets advertising a Martin Luther King remembrance day/anti-war moment of silence Friday, had been told to move by nearby National Guard recruiters.

Although witnesses, including this reporter, never saw Van Der Meer raise anything but his voice in response to physical intimidation by a recruiter, a campus officer threw the professor to the ground, tore his jacket and arrested him.

The recruiter and his colleagues left the scene unchallenged.

After his arraignment at the Dorchester District Courthouse, the professor returned to campus, still wearing the same shredded jacket, and at a press conference with about 100 colleagues and supporters, said, "They booked me and treated me like a runaway slave."

Vice-Chancellor Jo Ann Gora made a brief statement condemning racially motivated violence and promising that the administration would ensure the UMass community's protection from what she characterized as heavy-handed police action.

Ed Hayward, associate vice chancellor for University Communications, said Van Der Meer's arrest "is under investigation by UMass police as well as by the university." While he noted that it was too early for the school to release an official comment on the incident, he said that "the entire thing will be reviewed."

Earlier in the day, campus public safety officials declined comment. The recruiters remained unidentified.

Events unfolded on campus at about 12:30 p.m. Twenty-two-year-old UMB senior Tony Naro, the student in charge of distributing the fliers, said he was asked to move away from a National Guard recruiting station because of his T-shirt, which bore the slogan, "Education not enlistment: Military recruiters off my campus."

Naro said the guardsmen complained that he and his fellow students did not have a permit to distribute the information, and subsequently called campus police to have them removed.

Naro, who says he did have the required permit, called Van Der Meer, one of his professors and counselor to the Black Student Center.

The professor quickly came to the scene and began talking to the recruiters. As the discussion between recruiters and students grew heated, Naro said one recruiter told Van Der Meer, "I hope you get shot in the head like Martin Luther King." Then, witnesses said, the recruiter turned to the students distributing fliers and screamed, "I hope you all get shot in the head!"

After making the remark, the recruiter moved within six inches of Van Der Meer's face and proceeded to verbally harass him. Provoked, Van Der Meer yelled back, saying, "I hope you get shot, too."

The recruiter began to push Van Der Meer, who made no attempt to push back but continued to yell. Campus police officer J. St. Ives stepped between the two men, at which point the recruiter, along with the other recruiters present, left the building.

Van Der Meer, still visibly upset, continued to yell at the recruiter as he left, ignoring demands from St. Ives to quiet down. With no further provocation evident to witnesses, St. Ives began to push the professor - who tried to elude the officer's grasp.

The officer ultimately threw Van Der Meer to the ground, badly ripping his suit jacket. Van Der Meer continued to yell, defending his right to speak freely, as he was handcuffed and dragged away by several officers.

Dozens of students witnessing the arrest chanted "Police brutality, police brutality!" after Van Der Meer was removed from the building. The students also taunted police, yelling, "Why didn't you arrest him?" in reference to the recruiter, who by this time had left the building.

"I'm not arresting anyone in the military because I choose not to," St. Ives responded.

As the shouting match continued, police threatened several particularly vocal students, including Naro, with arrest. "That is plain racism," Naro (who is white) said of Van Der Meer's arrest. He called it a classic instance of "authority over the people," adding, "They saw him as the aggressor because he's a black male." Naro called Van Der Meer "a respected member of this community."

Shauntell Foster, a 26-year-old senior and witness at the scene, said that after seeing such blatant police violence, "I don't want to be part of this institution anymore." "To see my hero be shot down like that means we can't stand up for what we believe in," Foster said. "He does have a right to [speak freely].... This was a peaceful gathering and for them [recruiters, police] to turn this into a violent situation is ridiculous."

At the press conference held later in the day, Van Der Meer received support from more than 100 colleagues, administrators and students, who expressed outrage that such an incident had occurred on their campus.

Gulet Shirdon, a junior and member of the Black Student Center who was passing out fliers when the arrest took place, spoke candidly about his feelings in light of the police violence. "I really don't feel safe on this campus at this moment," Shirdon said. "When I saw this man being tackled like he was on a football field, that really brought tears to my eyes."

Naro gave his account of the arrest, saying, "Something went wrong here today and it's something that's been going wrong for a good amount of time.... It shouldn't happen at our school, it shouldn't happen in our communities but it happens every day, and this bullshit makes me mad."

Some students started crying while they spoke about the day's events. A Haitian student named Bethany, who has Van Der Meer as a professor, said she felt like she had traveled back in time to the civil rights movement when she learned of Van Der Meer's brutal treatment. "Today showed us we're still in bondage," she told her peers. Van Der Meer echoed this sentiment. "We're still in 2003 trying to be treated like human beings," he said.

Van Der Meer will be tried May 28, 2003, at the Dorchester District Courthouse. Assistant Dean of Students Angeline Lopes announced that the college would hold a public forum Monday, April 7, 2003, to discuss ways to heal as a community. "It's not just about talking," Lopes said, "It's about doing... so something like this will never happen again."

Van Der Meer did not comment on whether he intended to press charges against either the recruiter, whose identity is as yet unknown, or the campus police.

A representative of the college's office of student affairs, which gave recruiters a permit to be on the campus, declined to identify who the recruiters were or how they could be reached.
quick correction to emerson article (english)
17 Apr 2003
Modified: 23 Apr 2003
"The recruiter began to push Van Der Meer, who made no attempt to push back but continued to yell. Campus police officer J. St. Ives stepped between the two men, at which point the recruiter, along with the other recruiters present, left the building."


the recruiter did not "begin to push van der meer" rather he was poking van der meers left shoulder with his right hand, still assult but in a different context and i just wanted to make that clear, a push to me is a two handed movement with a thrusting of both arms,....great article though!


oh yeah i did call professor van der meer but that's not why he came, i got his office machine and left a message and he randomly was walking to the area on his way to lunch...that's not really significant though i guess...;}
WHAT THE F@#K (english)
24 Apr 2003
This type of behavior by the Military and the Police CAN NOT be tolerated. My brother is an Army recruiter and would NEVER behave like that. Am I living in Georgia or Boston? Those renta-cop UMB thugs should be fired. Please keep us posted.
another UMASS cop story... (english)
26 Apr 2003
I wish I could say this comes as a surprise...I went to UMASS Dartmouth and in '99 I got 10 stitches from a UMASS cop, then they tried to kick me off campus for questioing an incident of pretty clear racial profiling (and I'm white...imagine what the climate was like for people of color).

I tried pressing charges and screwed even worse.

Of course, right now the Romney-Bulger celebrity death match is getting all the press in Boston, so when you mention education, thats all anyone is talking about.
Whats going on (english)
04 May 2003
Why no mention of this incident in either Emerson collleges paper or web site nor at UMASS? I also could not find any mention in any local Boston papers or any national papers other than that of Indymedia.
story was in globe (english)
06 May 2003
as well as college papers... it happened over a month ago though, so you might have missed it. globe had it on page 1 of the city section.
VAN DER MEER COURT DATE CHANGE (english)
27 May 2003
ATTENTION ALL! PROFESSOR VAN DER MEER'S TRIAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CONFLICTS WITH COUNSEL'S SCHEDULES. A NEW DATE WILL BE SET AND I WILL POST THE INFORMATION TO YOU ALL ASAP. WE WANT TO PACK THE STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE THE DAY OF THE TRIAL, HOLD A SOLIDARITY RALLY FOR TONY AND THEN FILL INTO THE COURTROOM TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR HIS CAUSE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT.

EXPECT AN UPDATE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
TONY NARO
JULY 16th BE THERE! (english)
06 Jun 2003
JULY 16TH WILL BE PROFESSOR VAN DER MEER'S PRE TRIAL CONFERENCE. WE ARE GOING TO HOLD A RALLY ON THE STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE THAT DAY TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR HIM AND TO SHOW OUR DISGUST FOR THE PROSECUTING PARTIES. THE MORE PEOPLE WE HAVE THE BETTER AN IDEA THE DA, THE RECRUITER'S OFFICES, THE POLICE, AND THE COPS WILL HAVE OF WHAT THEY ARE UP AGAINST AT THE TRIAL. SPREAD THE WORD AND GET PEOPLE OUT FOR THIS! IF IT HAPPENED TO A RESPECTED PROFESSOR IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU.....

PEACE AND SOLIDARITY

TONY NARO
EMANCIPATEME (at) MSN.COM
time and place of rally (english)
06 Jun 2003
SORRY EVERYONE THE TIME OF THE JULY 16TH RALLY FOR VAN DER MEER WILL BE AT 9 AM AND IT WILL BE AT THE SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE ON WASHINGTON STREET, ANY QUESTIONS EMAIL ME. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PLEASE FORWARD THIS WIDELY
HELP OUT! (english)
25 Jun 2003
hello friends...I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and are doing what they hoped to be doing....i know that after my semester i sure as hell deserve some nice weather and relaxation ;}

as you all know myself and others are planning for a solidarity rally on july 16th at the suffolk county courthouse on washington street in dorchester. i need your help, we all need your help. what we need is simple...2-4 hours a week of handing out flyers at specified T stops to spread the word about the van der meer trial and rally that day. we need 4-5 people per stop per shift here's the scheduale



WED July 2nd Friday July 4th saturday July 5th

Wed July 9th Friday July 11th and sat july 12th



the times are 9am-11am noon-2pm and 5pm-7pm (if you have to come late or leave early by like 20 minutes no biggie)

the t stops are JFK umass, Ashmont, Ruggles, Roxbury Crossing, and Dudly station



what i'd like is for volunteers to email me what times/dates/and stations they will be at, i would also like those with cell phones to ive me those numbers so i can contact u on the move, if no cell house phone is fine or email will have to do.

Tony thanks you

peace and solidarity

tony naro

617 365 2990




Tony Naro
emancipatemee (at) yahoo.com
617 365 2990

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