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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:34 AM
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Radical Group's Revival Spreads To UNC
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Students for a Democratic Society, a radical anti-war group in the 1960s, is enjoying a resurgence on college campuses, as demonstrated by its new chapter at the University of North Carolina.

The group became famous -- or notorious -- during the Vietnam era as it organized sit-ins, walkouts and other protests against the war at colleges around the country. Now it hopes to galvanize a new generation to oppose the war in Iraq.

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Some leaders of the original SDS have helped organize chapters on about 250 campuses. Chapel Hill's has a core membership of 15 or so students, with a mailing list of about 100.

The group hasn't drawn as many participants because, unlike the Vietnam era, young people are not facing the likelihood of personal involvement in the war because they can't be drafted, organizers said.

www.wral.com/education/10186017/detail.html
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:44 AM
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1. Bravo
Best news about young people I've heard in ages. I was in SDS in college.
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:51 AM
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2. That was my first photo taken by the US gov't.
A fed stationed on the sidewalk was always busily snapping our pix as we filed into the meeting house near the UK (KY) campus in the very early '70s.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:57 AM
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3. The original SDS has become the CDS.
Codgers for a Democratic Society.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:56 AM
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4. Codgerettes too? nt
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:00 AM
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5. Mais naturellement. (nt)
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