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Counter-Recruiters Return to Capitola Recruitment Center as Supreme Court Rules on Solomon Amendment

On December 6, 2005, the US Supreme Court began to decide the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment which denies federal funding for schools that don't allow military recruitment on campus in the case of FAIR v Rumsfeld. Rallies and marches were held nationwide in solidarity with the counter-recruitment activists in the Supreme Court case.

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.

As part of the nationwide day of action, the scroll was displayed at the military recruitment center on 41st Avenue in Capitola along with other signs and banners opposing the continued war in Iraq and the daily loss of Iraqi and American lives.

The army, marines and navy recruitment offices in Capitola were voluntarily closed, though the air force office remained open for business.
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the navy recruitment office was closed
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the army recruitment office was closed
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the marines recruitment office was closed
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the air force office remained open for business
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anyone for a game of paddy-cake?
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i know the air force slogan is "we've been waiting for you" but it sure was sweet of SSgt George to meet me at the door
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Vinny interviews a member of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship
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women in black stand for peace
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names in Arabic of Iraqi civilians who have died in the war
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Roger gives a peace sign while holding a drum
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the scroll is three feet high and over one hundred feet long
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a women helps display the scroll on 41 Avenue
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youngster for peace
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names of 28,000 Iraqi civilians killed in the war
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although widely recognized as a symbol for peace, those two fingers exended also symbolize victory in parts of the middle east
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dying for profits
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war is not the answer to our oil problem
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demonstrators display a scroll and hold peace flags outside the military recruitment center on 41st avenue
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peace is possible
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a Capitola Police Officer and a Community Service Officer came to the demonstration
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