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LOCAL Announcement :: Peace & War

Action at Capitola Military Recruitment Center (12/6)


On Tuesday, Dec. 6th, the United States Supreme Court will decide if schools that ban recruiters from their campuses can lose federal funds. There will be protests and actions at military recruitment stations all across the nation.
The Santa Cruz Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship has created a scroll with 28,000 names in Arabic of Iraqi civilians who have died in the war. This is one of the most conservative of the reported numbers of Iraqi civilian deaths.

It will be displayed at the military recruitment office at 2121 41st Ave. from 3:30 - 5PM on Tuesday, December 6th, along with other signs and banners opposing the continued war in Iraq and the daily loss of Iraqi and American lives.

The scroll is three feet high and over one hundred feet long, the names of the dead written in Arabic.

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A photo from March 5, 2003

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Photos of Recruitment Center Closed for Peace

Santa Cruz Recruiters Closed for Peace Until Further Notice

"Santa Cruz Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines recruiting offices stayed closed all day Wednesday, March 5, 2003, because of a large rally and civil disobedience action held outside their offices at 41st and Clares Streets in Capitola. They will remain 'closed for peace' until further notice, as recruiters plan to stay away as long as protests continue."

Santa Cruz Anti-war Activists Close Military Recruiting Center

"Over a hundred people rallied outside of the Armed Forces Recruitment Center in Capitola to express their opposition to the impending threat of a United States invasion of Iraq. Part of the National Moratorium to Stop the War on Iraq, today's action marked the first coordinated effort at a worldwide day of non-violent direct action to resist war.

Local activist and religious leader Sharon Delgado declared the action a success, noting, 'We shut them down. The police informed the recruiting officers that maybe today would be a good day to take the day off. We're glad that they joined us by taking the day off on this international day of action.'"

Re: Action at Capitola Military Recruitment Center (12/6)

Why is this even an issue? Like anything, recruiters have the right to present an opportunity to a student just like any other business. If you restrict the voice of one group, you might as well restrict the voices of all groups. If you're going to support the troops, don't punish those brave individuals by shitting all over them, support them and their decision to defend this great country. You don't have to support the war, but all individuals who joined the military did it voluntarily! Would you guys rather have a draft instead because you want to hide military recruitment from the public? Let those who want to join the military be presented with an opportunity. Get off your soapbox and give them their right to present it! Freedom of Speech! Support the TROOPS!

Re: Action at Capitola Military Recruitment Center (12/6)

I am in agreeance with the poster on the 6ht of December...


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