More productive than sleeping til noon

If you have nothing to do over Spring Break, there are a bunch of protests going on in major cities.

For those who want a free Tibet, there’s a worldwide protest march Saturday in NYC sponsored by Students For A Free Tibet.

  • 9:30am: Gather at Cadman Plaza near Brooklyn Bridge for march across Bridge to UN
  • 12pm: Arrive at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, United Nations (47th Street & 1st Avenue)
  • 12:15pm-3pm: PROGRAM at Dag Hammerskjold
  • 3-4pm: March to Union Square (14th Street & Broadway)
  • 4-7pm: PROGRAM at Union Square

Special Guest Speakers include:

  • Kasur Gyalo Thondup la, Brother of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and former Cabinet Minister of Tibetan Gov’t in Exile
  • Mr. Tenzin Tsundue, Poet-activist based in India
  • Mr. Jamyang Norbu, Award-winning writer and activist
  • Professor Robert Thurman, Foremost Tibetan Buddhist scholar in the West
  • Mr. Wei Jingsheng, Leading Chinese democracy activist
  • Ms. Mickey Spiegel, Human Rights Watch

Musicians: Dharma Bums, Lhaksam, Namgyal Yeshi

And then…

March 17th will be the fourth anniversary of the War in Iraq, and for those of you who are sick and tired of the devastation and destruction that this war has caused and is continuing to cause, we encourage you to consider participating in a massive anti-war march in Washington, D.C. demanding that the U.S. get out of Iraq NOW.

Since March 17th is during our spring break, SEWI will not be organizing transportation, but there are many ways to get to D.C. if you’re interested. For a list of buses to the march, click here.

Additionally, there will be numerous demonstrations nation-wide on this date, so if you can’t make it to D.C. but want to protest, find a demonstration near you and join in on the peace effort.

8 thoughts on “More productive than sleeping til noon

  1. Anonymous

    I hate to admit it, but I have the same feelings as the above post. “Peace” without stabilizing that country is just peace for us, and an invitation to murder so many more innocent Iraqis. That’s not peace at all; that’s more like being a co-conspirator to mass murder. If anyone has noticed, they are blowing each other up a lot more in Badhdad than they are attacking the military (at least in the last 18 months). It’s just such a mess, and Bush should’ve never put us in there, but I can’t help believing that immediate withdrawal will create a massacre. Where the hell is the UN on all this? This is EXACTLY the kind of situation they’re supposed to intervene in.

  2. Anonymous

    I hate to admit it, but I have the same feelings as the above post. “Peace” without stabilizing that country is just peace for us, and an invitation to murder so many more innocent Iraqis. That’s not peace at all; that’s more like being a co-conspirator to mass murder. If anyone has noticed, they are blowing each other up a lot more in Badhdad than they are attacking the military (at least in the last 18 months). It’s just such a mess, and Bush should’ve never put us in there, but I can’t help believing that immediate withdrawal will create a massacre. Where the hell is the UN on all this? This is EXACTLY the kind of situation they’re supposed to intervene in.

  3. Anonymous

    Am I the only liberal that – as much as I think we should’ve never invaded Iraq – think the “get out of Iraq now” cry is a big lie when it’s framed in the rubric of “peace”? When the US pulled out of Vietnam, all the protesters went home satisfied they’d won the battle. Meanwhile 3 million people were executed by the NVA and Khimer Rouge and another 12-14 million were put in slave labor “re-education camps.” I can’t help believe that pulling out now without securing stability in Iraq will lead to even more slaughter than what we see via roadside and suicide bombers every night. Is that Peace?

  4. Anonymous

    Am I the only liberal that – as much as I think we should’ve never invaded Iraq – think the “get out of Iraq now” cry is a big lie when it’s framed in the rubric of “peace”? When the US pulled out of Vietnam, all the protesters went home satisfied they’d won the battle. Meanwhile 3 million people were executed by the NVA and Khimer Rouge and another 12-14 million were put in slave labor “re-education camps.” I can’t help believe that pulling out now without securing stability in Iraq will lead to even more slaughter than what we see via roadside and suicide bombers every night. Is that Peace?

  5. Anonymous

    I’d rather spend a few hours helping out a local charity than waste my time protesting the Chinese Government in NYC. They kill or imprison their own citizens for doing this in China, you think the shouts of a bunch of people outside the U.N. is going to have any affect at all? This is more about the protesters feeling like they are doing something “real” (Yeah, I was at the protest!) than doing something that really matters. Lame.

  6. Anonymous

    I’d rather spend a few hours helping out a local charity than waste my time protesting the Chinese Government in NYC. They kill or imprison their own citizens for doing this in China, you think the shouts of a bunch of people outside the U.N. is going to have any affect at all? This is more about the protesters feeling like they are doing something “real” (Yeah, I was at the protest!) than doing something that really matters. Lame.

  7. Anonymous

    Protests: the form of communication by which those with nothing better to do swear by.

  8. Anonymous

    Protests: the form of communication by which those with nothing better to do swear by.

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