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Santa Cruz County Recruiting Offices Still Closed

More Monitors Needed to Take 2-Hour Time Slots
Throughout the Day to Keep Recruiting Offices "Closed for Peace"
Show up at 41st and Clares Streets in Capitola
Help monitor SC Recruiters

Santa Cruz County Recruiting Offices Still Closed

More Monitors Needed to Take 2-Hour Time Slots
Throughout the Day to Keep Recruiting Offices "Closed for Peace"
Show up at 41st and Clares Streets in Capitola

Santa Cruz County military recruiting offices were "closed for peace" for the second day on Thursday, March 6. The Army, Marines, and Air Force recruiters closed their offices as soon as protestors arrived at 12 noon. The Navy recruiting office stayed open, so protestors blocked the doorway for over an hour, locking arms and singing. Finally the office closed and the Navy recruiters left. Monitors stayed to make sure that all the recruiting offices remained closed for the rest of the afternoon. No arrests were made.

Several people plan to risk arrest again by blocking the doorways on Friday, March 7, and on Monday, March 10. Our purpose is to keep the offices closed.

More Monitors are needed! On both Friday and Monday, people are signed up to monitor the recruiting offices for 2-hour shifts, to make sure that the offices stay closed. If the Recruiters open their offices, people willing to risk arrest will block the doorways. If no potential "arrestees" are present, Monitors will call a hotline to alert our activist network for the need for support. Monitors can also pass out counter-recruitment literature to young people who come to meet with recruiters. Monitors need to be prepared to interface with police, building managers, recruiters, or other tenants (some of whom are supportive). The role of Monitor does not involve civil disobedience.

Sign up for a two-hour shift by emailing revsher (at) earth-justice.org or by calling 423-1626 ext. 302. Or come down anytime between 9 and 5 to demonstrate outside and to support those who are trying to keep these offices closed.

Organizers of these events ask that all people who participate in these actions to respect the following Nonviolence Guidelines: 1) We will not harm anyone, but will be nonviolent in words and actions. 2) We will treat every person with respect. 3) We will not damage property. 4) We will not carry any weapons. 5) We will not bring or use any alcohol or drugs, other than for medical purposes. 6) We will not resist arrest.
 
 


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Its wrong

These actions are wrong. If your against the war and want to protest, thats fine. Its your right to do this. It is not your right to block any entrance and take away other people's rights to enter any building no matter what your beliefs are. If you are allowed to succeed in doing this, anybody with any cause may be able to do this someday and take away your rights. You may think this protest is more important than somebody's rights to enter a building but its not. Its very wrong. Kevin
 

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