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Mon May 14, 2012, 11:17 PM

SDS builds for May 20 NATO protest (SDS: Students for a Democratic Society)

http://www.fightbacknews.org/2012/5/14/sds-builds-may-20-nato-protest


A statement being circulated by SDS states, “While students are forced to work and go to school full-time just to pay for books, our government is pouring trillions of dollars into wars and occupations abroad that result in thousands of deaths, claiming that there is no money to be found for social services like education, housing and health care. Ending the wars would mean trillions of dollars of savings annually that could be spent on human needs here in the United States! We want money for education, not for war!”


SDS builds for May 20 NATO protest
By Staff | May 14, 2012
Read more articles in Antiwar Movement
Chicago, IL - On Sunday, May 20, students throughout the country will come together in Chicago to join the student contingent in opposition to the NATO summit and demand money for education, not for war.

A statement being circulated by SDS states, “While students are forced to work and go to school full-time just to pay for books, our government is pouring trillions of dollars into wars and occupations abroad that result in thousands of deaths, claiming that there is no money to be found for social services like education, housing and health care. Ending the wars would mean trillions of dollars of savings annually that could be spent on human needs here in the United States! We want money for education, not for war!”

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a member of the Coalition to Protest the NATO & G8 War & Poverty Agenda, has been working for months in anticipation of this protest. Stephanie Taylor, a member of SDS’ National Working Committee explains, “We have students coming here from coast to coast. We have traveled to meetings in Chicago and have been projecting this protest for months. Protesting NATO is important for the student movement because money for education is being annihilated while our country spends trillions of dollars maintaining the war and occupation of Afghanistan.”

Some SDS chapters will be joining with area organizations and the Occupy movement to bring folks down, while others will be organizing multiple-car caravans. SDS members in Milwaukee are bringing a bus of students and Occupy protesters.

Chapters throughout Florida that are involved with the Coalition to March on the RNC will also be attending. Dave Schneider from Gainesville, Florida SDS says, “We’re bringing up three cars from chapters throughout Florida to march with students from around the country. As we build for the Republican National Convention protests later this summer in Tampa, we understand the significance and impact of national demonstrations.”

SDS affiliates from the Revolutionary Student Union (RSU) in Utah will also be joining in on the day’s events. Recently, Gregory Lucero, an activist with RSU was visited by the FBI who attempted to make probing questions about the people and organizations involved in the NATO protests. While Lucero did not answer any questions, it is clear that the FBI is continuing its attacks against the anti-war and international solidarity movement.

Stephanie Taylor said, “The most important thing is to be on the streets to oppose the war policies of the United States and its lackeys. It’s time for our country to put people before profits, we need to stop the NATO war machine and students have an important contribution to make in that.”

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Reply SDS builds for May 20 NATO protest (SDS: Students for a Democratic Society) (Original post)
annm4peace May 2012 OP
RKP5637 May 2012 #1
Zorra May 2012 #2
murielm99 May 2012 #3
Raine May 2012 #4
socialist_n_TN May 2012 #5
ProgressiveProfessor May 2012 #6

Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 11:30 PM

1. The US always has money for war, but better things, not so much. I've spent my

life with the US at war with this one or that one, preparing for war, or thinking about it ... for a supposedly peace living nation, we sure do spend a lot of time preoccupied with war as a top priority.

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 11:43 PM

2. This warms my heart. SDS. Yay!~

☮ccupy

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 02:27 AM

3. The SDS is back?

Really? How did I miss this?

Odd, to my eyes anyway, how the subject line of the OP has to explain what SDS stands for. It was so universally known during the sixties, my formative years.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #3)

Tue May 15, 2012, 02:45 AM

4. Same here, I had no idea they were back but I'm glad they are. nt

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Response to Raine (Reply #4)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:27 AM

5. And I will chime in here also...........

It was good to see a headline that mentioned SDS. I often use one of their slogans when it comes to differientating between various centrist political leanings.

Welcome back to the headlines SDS!

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. Is this the original SDS, the New SDS, or some sort of reunion tour?

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