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.
More info about other campus’ plans available here.
There is also a rally at the UNC-Chapel Hill at noon in the Pit. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Read the call from Students for Democratic Society (SDS):
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!