Raleigh-Durham Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)

Revolutionary socialist youth in the US South

Student Walk-Out, March 20

Posted by raleighfist on March 16, 2007

70 universities and high schools across the country are walking out of class to send a strong message that the War in Iraq must end NOW!

In the Raleigh area, students from 4 High Schools (Cary High, Greenhope, Enloe and Raleigh Charter) and NC State University are walking out of class to STOP THE WAR on Tuesday, March 20!

Students are converging at the NC State University Bell Tower at 11am for a Rally Against the War! Join the National Day of Action and Walk-out.

walkoutmarch20.pdf

More info about other campus’ plans available here.

There is also a rally at the UNC-Chapel Hill at noon in the Pit. contact unc.sds@gmail.com for more info.

Read the call from Students for Democratic Society (SDS):

Call for March 20 Student / Youth Action Against the War

The war in Iraq is entering its fifth year. Despite the fact that the overwhelming 
majority of citizens want the war to end, despite the fact that U.S. forces 
are being defeated by the Iraqi resistance, Bush recently announced plans 
to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. These troops are being committed to
 fight and die in an unjust war based on lies and greed. Four years is four 
years too many. The Iraqi people want the foreign occupiers out. They know 
the U.S. government is not a "liberator," but whose presence means only 
continued violence, death, and destruction.

We, students and young people here in the U.S., support the right of the 
Iraqi people to self-determination. We refuse to accept this new strategy 
to "expand the military," and reject any means the government may use to 
make these new troops materialize - whether through the implementation 
of a draft or the continued use of manipulative and deceptive recruitment 
techniques. We refuse to be subtle in our outcry against this war, we 
refuse to do nothing and be silent while people are killed in our name for 
profit for the rich and we refuse to be sent overseas in a war for oil.

This past November, 100 students from twenty different college campuses 
came together at a Students for a Democratic Society meeting in 
Ft.Benning, GA and unanimously decided that March 20th be declared a 
national day of student and youth resistance against the war! SDS is calling 
on all students and youth to get out in the streets, get involved and get 
organized against this war! We, the students and youth of this country, 
are taking an active stand against US imperialism and fighting for a better 
world. We reject this war of greed and profit, and are walking out of our 
classes and taking to the streets in protest!

FIGHT THE WAR MACHINE - GET ORGANIZED, GET INVOLVED, AND GET IN THE STREETS!

4 Responses to “Student Walk-Out, March 20”

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  2. anonraleighnc said

    You have so much misinformed propoganda, it’s hard to even tell WHY one should actually be attending this walkout. Do we need to get the hell out of Iraq? Absolutely. Do we need to do it immediately? Only if you want genocide to immediately ensue.

    While American entered the war for the wrong reasons and stayed in it for far too long, leaving now would mean an even greater loss of life. Before we can leave, we don’t have to gain the support of the Iraqi’s (who do not want us gone, the overwhelming majority of Iraqi citizens are scared shitless of us leaving right now), we have to control the damn terrorists coming in from Iran, Syria and Turkey. These groups are the ones stirring up trouble and supplying weapons and explosives to the small resistance cells throughout the country.

    Like it or not, the US is the world police, because no one else will do it. As much atrocity and genocide as there already is in the world, there would be multiple times more if not for our military involvement in dozens of countries. The last time we decided not to be the imperialist power and stay out of another country’s war, Hitler rose to power and nearly destroyed all of Europe in the process.

    I’m a communist as heart, but I realize as any sane person does, that neither communism or socialism will work in the societal structures we have today. Maybe a few dozen generations from now, but it’s a lot of wasted breath and time to try it in this time.

  3. anonraleighnc said

    Also, what “deceptive recruitment techniques”? How can ANYONE sign up for the armed services these days and NOT know what they are getting themselves into? That’s the biggest load of crap Ive ever seen.

    Also, mandatory service time for EVERY person at age 18 would be a GOOD thing for this country. People should have the option to serve either in military or civilian roles (aka Peace Corp, Red Cross, etc) but it would be a massive relief to our armed forces, it would give millions of kids a new and better path in life, reduce crime in this critical age group, and give people technical, social and management skills. Two years of mandatory service is not going to hinder anyone’s life. The great social states in Europe do it, and every hippy socialist here seems to love Europe, so why shouldn’t we adopt such a common-sense piece of legislation here as well?

  4. Y. Carrington said

    Anonraleighnc, look dude. If you need the facts about the war, they ain’t hard to find. Start here.

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