[act-ma] 5/23 Protest UMass honoring Card; 12:30, State House
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Wed May 23 04:57:46 PDT 2007
>BOSTON PROTEST OF ANDREW CARD HONORARY DEGREE
>UMASS STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND COMMUNITY WILL DEMONSTRATE ON BEACON
>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
>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
>Staff Andrew Card.
>Demonstrators' plans include a street theater performance about Card's
>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
>Karl Rove, Conoleeza Rice and Scooter Libby) in promoting the U.S. invasion
>Iraq on the basis of information known to be false.
>Students dressed as a "wire-tapping intelligence team" will attempt to
>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
>3400 Americans so far, not to mention more than 25,000 wounded U.S.
>The demonstration will begin on Wednesday, May 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the
>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
>campus and community in years. There is just too much wrong with the
>to honor someone like Card.
>STPEC Internship Advisor
>E-27 Machmer Hall, UMass
>stpecinternship at sbs.umass.edu
>----- End forwarded message -----
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