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Announcement :: Education
Update: Harvard Threatens to Shut Down Protest. Defend Free Speech!
11 Apr 2005
DEFEND FREE SPEECH AT HARVARD!

Tomorrow. Tuesday. 2:50 at the Science Center.
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DEFEND FREE SPEECH AT HARVARD!

Tomorrow. Tuesday. 2:50 at the Science Center.

1 Oxford Street. Close to the Harvard Square T.

The Administration has pledged to shut down a nonviolent
student demonstration against torture and indefinite
detention, outside an event hosted by the CIA & Dept of
Homeland Security at the Harvard Science Center tomorrow.


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"This demonstration does not have our approval and you
will not be allowed to demonstrate."

-Letter from Associate Dean of the College this morning

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Please come out & show your support for students' right
to speak out against the CIA & Dept of Homeland Security.

STAND UP FOR FREE SPEECH. TOMORROW. TUESDAY.

From 2:55 to 3:15 outside the Science Center.

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Original Announcement for the Demonstration:


J U S T S A Y N O

TO THE TORTURE, THE KILLINGS & THE INTERNMENT CAMPS

Harvard is bringing the CIA and Department of Homeland
Security to our very own Science Center this Tuesday.

Not in our name. Not on our campus.

Stand up for life, liberty and justice.

TUESDAY. 4/12. 2:55 PM. SCIENCE CENTER.

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One year ago, it was revealed that Iraqi prisoners were being
tortured at Abu Ghraib. The CIA was recently found responsible
for the torture techniques and the deaths of several detainees.
And as The Times has confirmed, the CIA has been rendering many
U.S. prisoners to countries that routinely practice torture.

Three years ago, the INS - now a wing of the Department of
Homeland Security - rounded up thousands of Muslim, South Asian
& Arab American immigrants. Most were indefinitely held for
months in INS internment camps with no evidence of any crime.

Between 1950 and 1990, the CIA assisted in overthrowing numerous
democratically elected governments, from Iran to Chile. Through
the 1980s, the CIA advised & armed death squads in El Salvador,
Guatemala & Nicaragua that took the lives of 200,000 civilians.

And twenty years ago in Afghanistan, the CIA provided training
to mujahedeen to launch attacks on the Russians. One of their
students was Osama Bin-Laden. On 9/11, the mujahedeen came back
to attack civilians, and the CIA did nothing to prevent it.

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Why is Harvard welcoming recruiters from agencies that torture,
detain innocent people, & overthrow democracies around the world?

Isn't it time we hold them responsible for what they've done?

Join us Tuesday as we say: Not in our name. Not on our campus.

Sponsored by: Harvard Social Forum Antiwar Caucus, Harvard No War,
Society of Arab Students, Harvard Union of Anti-Authoritarians

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Re: Update: Harvard Threatens to Shut Down Protest. Defend Free Speech!
12 Apr 2005
You have no right to free speech at a private university. Protest on Cambridge Common if you want free speech.
Re: Update: Harvard Threatens to Shut Down Protest. Defend Free Speech!
12 Apr 2005
students of a university do, on their own campus
Re: Update: Harvard Threatens to Shut Down Protest. Defend Free Speech!
12 Apr 2005
They have only those rights that the Administration gives them. If the Administration says no, then it's no.
Re: Update: Harvard Threatens to Shut Down Protest. Defend Free Speech!
12 Apr 2005
yeah, well if the administration says no, then i say fuck the administration! who cares if they are technically allowed to protest or not, it's the right thing to do. keep us updated.
Re: Update: Harvard Threatens to Shut Down Protest. Defend Free Speech!
12 Apr 2005
Of course they should protest. The standards of a university--like any social environment--are an interplay between forces. University autthorities will only silence what they don't like to the extent that the university community complies.

But I'm writing this Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. How did it go?