STANFORD COMMUNITY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
News from SCPJ
Thursday, March 4th
Last March, Books Not Bombs was a student strike held in solidarity with
more than 450 colleges and universities across the country.
Despite our protest, the war began.
It didn't have to happen.
One year later, we will stand together again...
March 4th, 2004
1:15pm - 2:05pm
--THE WAR ABROAD--
Iraqi Civilians Killed: ~10,000. Coalition Soldiers Killed: 547. (iraqbodycount.net)
Iraqi Civilians Severely Injured: ~14,000. Coalition Soldiers Severely Injured: 3,119. (www.unknownnews.net/casualties.html)
The US Government continues to ignore international law
in its Treatment of the
1,200 non-citizens of primarily Middle Eastern, South
Asian, and North African descent have been detained. 766 on the pretext
of immigration charges, while only a handful have been charged with crimes.
The Department of Justice has confirmed abuses of these detainees, yet
their identities have still not been released, and immigration hearings
have been conducted in secret.
One year ago, more than 1000 Stanford students and faculty
gathered together to
--THE WAR AT HOME--
The economy lost 2.3 million jobs since Bush took office in 2001. (NY Times, Jan 30, 2004)
--THE WAR AT STANFORD--
8 Hoover Fellows are members of the Defense Policy Board,
which helped Bush decide to invade Iraq.(Stanford Daily, 10/8/03; www.stanford.edu/group/peace/
Following the Flag: The Failures of the U.S. Media in the Iraq
War and What We Can Do About It
THURSDAY, Feb 19th
7:30 PM, Building 380 Room 380C (Math Corner)
Robert Jensen is Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas and the author of Writing Dissent and the forthcoming Citizens of Empire. The event is presented by SCPJ, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, and Drama 12N.
NEXT SCPJ MEETING
8 PM, Building 200 Room 015 (History Corner)
M20 GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
SATURDAY, March 20th
SF: Assemble at Dolores Park, 18th & Dolores Sts., at 11 a.m. March to the S.F. Civic Center.
Call 415-821-6545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
More info available from Internation A.N.S.W.E.R.
Success! The ASSU Senate passed the SAFE Act Resolution on Tuesday, January
27th by a vote of 11-0 with 2 abstentions.
More success! The GSC passed a Patriot Act Resolution on March 2nd!
TUESDAY, February 10th
7-9 PM, Oak Room, Tresidder Student Union
A well-attended event in which a panel of speakers discussed the controversial PATRIOT Act and the SAFE Act. Click here for more information about the speakers.
Read SCPJ's Op-Ed published in The Stanford Daily on February 9th.
The Case Against Hoover : [here]
Stanford University supports an institution whose fellows have played a pivotal role in promoting the war on Iraq. That war is now a reality. Stanford has lent an aura of academic credibility to an institution with a political mission statement. SCPJ argues that this is not compatible with the University's committment to academic freedom. More details [here].
The Nation covered our campaign in its April 14th Issue. The article is available [here].
SCPJ responds to Daily Column of 24 Feb. Read SCPJ's response here.
The results of our meeting with President Hennessy: He has adopted
the position that limiting government intrusion into the lives of
individuals is not a political goal. Therefore Hoover's mission statement is
If so moved, please pledge to withhold your donations to the Stanford Alumni
Association to pressure Stanford to act on this issue. [pledge here]
We're also looking for alumni coordinators to help organize their class on this issue. Please fill out the pledge. Together we can make Stanford a better place!
If you're a current Stanford student you can also sign the Hoover Petition online. We have over 600 signatures. Please add your name! Sign the petition [here]
Consider setting aside your planned donations (Senior Gift, alumni donations, any future donations) and pressure Stanford to act on issues you care about. [click here]
Professor Phillip Zimbardo's Comments: [html]
Professor Abernathy Comments: [Word Doc]
Professor Delaney's Notes: [html]
Professor Palumbo-Liu's article in Boundary 2 [html] [pdf]
Professor Rega Wood's Comments [Word Doc]
Professor Beinin's Lecture (given in San Jose) [Word Doc]
Cherrie Moraga: An excerpt from "Notes from the Colony: Still Loving in the (Still) War Years" Copyright Cherrķe L. Moraga, 2003 [Word Doc]
Hellenic Association at Stanford (Hell.A.S.)|
Black Student Union (BSU)
Coalition for Justice in Israel/Palestine (CJIP)
Greens at Stanford
Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO)
Stanford Students for Fair Trade (StanFair)
Stanford University Catholic Social Action (SU CASA)
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (MEChA)
Asian American Students Association (AASA)
Black and Queer at Stanford (BlaQS)
Muslim Students Awareness Network (MSAN)
Pilipino American Student Union (PASU) |
Redwood Action Team at Stanford (RATS)
Resistance Art and Social Protest (RASP)
Stanford Asian American Activism Coalition (SAAAC)
Stanford Community for Peace and Justice (SCPJ)
Stanford Labor Action Coalition (SLAC)
Stanford Vietnamese Student Association (SVSA)
Student for Environmental Action at Stanford (SEAS)
Students of Color Coalition (SOCC)
Young Communist League of Stanford (YCL)
Jim Burklo, campus minister (United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford)
Stanford and Community Groups|
Stanford Labor Action Coalition
Redwood Action Team at Stanford (RATS)
Good Sources of Information|
Pacific News Service
World Press Review
The Guardian (UK)
La Vanguardia (Spanish)
Le Monde (French)
Social Justice Documentaries
(Realplayer and other formats)
Bright Path Video
SCPJ is committed to working towards three core principles:
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Joanna Fiduccia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The Stanford Strike was AMAZING . Please click [ here ]
for some photos, and thank you to each and every person who attended any part of
it!! :-> (credit for these photos goes to R. Hebert, and right now they are simply links in the dir, we'll
try to make
thumbnails later; please pass on any other photos you have to email@example.com
Very well-done Stanford Daily Articles about the Strike [ 1 ] and [ 2 ] , and good editorial .
Good SJ Mercury Article, including pictures from Stanford
Well-written SF Chronicle article about the Bay Area Student Strike
Ok AP article (published in NYT), Stanford mentioned (be wary of poll numbers presented as somehow incontrovertibly strong proof of pro-war support, though)
To get involved in a campus AG (Affinity Group), please click [ here ]
For more information on AG's and the DASW action, click [ here ] . (Please note that neither DASW nor any of the AG-formation is connected with SCPJ in any formal capacity.)
NEW: Sample Letter/Email
to your instructor(s) explaining your participation in the March 5 event.
Students: take the pledge [here].
Faculty: pledge your support [here].
Why a national student strike? [WhyStrike @ NYSPC].
Is opposing the war a LGBT issue? [Learn more..(pdf)]
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