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Announcement :: Organizing
Shut Down Recruitment Center
26 Sep 2005
Many of us are tired of standing around at protests or holding signs because we fear that it is not making a difference (or at least a big enough difference). Despite our efforts the war machine chugs on, targeting the poor and people of color for the government's corporate wars. One tactic to combat the war machine is to stop it where it starts- with recruitment. With recruiters already far below their quotas, many have turned to counter recruitment efforts. Please join us as we...
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Saturday, October 1st at 1 pm

Meet at Boston Common Park Street T Stop to shut down the Tremont Street Armed Forces Recruitment Center

Because military recruiters lie, because 1/3 of women in the military report being raped, because the military is racist and homophobic, and because a huge percentage of recruiters are being investigated for sexually harassing high school recruits.

We refuse to fight and die in the politicians’ wars!

called by the Radical Youth Alliance

*this event will be completely legal and nonviolent*

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Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
26 Sep 2005
Blah, blah... if you want to shut the recruitment centers down, shut up and do it. Glue the locks, smash the windows, barricade the doors. Fuck it, if you have such a self-martyr complex, go inside them and lock down. Take some risks. Go beyond symbolic actions. Bring the war home.
"anarchist" is a cop.
26 Sep 2005
We've been monitoring him for some time.
Good idea
26 Sep 2005
Is the recruitment center open on Saturday?
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
27 Sep 2005
Editor's note- Anarchist and Cynic posts referred to above were hidden for violating IMC policies.
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
27 Sep 2005
*this event will be completely legal and nonviolent*
unless the cops show up.
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
27 Sep 2005
So anyone who questions the effectiveness of symbolic protest staged acts of non-violence is "a cop"? Riiiight...
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
27 Sep 2005
i think they were saying that the police will provoke violence and arrest people whether it is legal and non-violent.
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
27 Sep 2005
1. the recruitment center is open on Saturdays, we have demonstrated outside of it in the past (including last weekend).
2. the recruitment center will shut down if they think there will be a sizable enough protest at it's doors (as a precautionary measure). if enough of us show up, they will close down. this is not a symbolic protest because it will actually close it down (assuming the rest of the radical community supports us).
as someone else put it, there will be no violence or illegal activity unless it is committed by the state or its forces.

i also want to point out that progressive/radical groups are always talking about the importance of youth, or recruiters out of "our" schools. well, here is an example of youth taking the initiative and organizing our own event, so here is your chance to show that you stand in solidarity with us and want to work with us.
Why Not?...I'll Be There!
27 Sep 2005
Good idea. Shut down the war machine. Wars are for boys and idiots. Too many innocent paying the price. For Shell, Exxon, Standard Oil, BP, Texaco, etc...
Time for everyone to demand alternative energy(s).
Be there...
"radical youth alliance"
28 Sep 2005
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
28 Sep 2005
Radical Youth Alliance. aka Boston Indymedia Center.
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
28 Sep 2005
The Radical Youth Alliance was formed at the end of last school year. It is a group of students and youth from the greater Boston area, coming from over a dozen different schools. The RYA works on various issues but focus on antiwar. Decisions are made collectively and the group has no hierarchy.
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
29 Sep 2005
So the Radical Youth Alliance are anarchists ?
To Radical Youth
29 Sep 2005
How's my boy "Nato" doing ??
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
29 Sep 2005
no, the Radical Youth Alliance does not endorse any specific ism. there are anarchists in the group, as well as socialists, progressives, undefined, etc. however the group as a whole is just radical.
Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
29 Sep 2005
"greater Boston area"

Newton, Wellesley, Arlington, Brookline, Belmont, and Cambridge.

Re: Shut Down Recruitment Center
30 Sep 2005
Greater Boston area ? How can 20 anarchists, socialist , marxist , etc. shutdown down more than one location in 1 day. Just carry a sign, get real !