Teach in on the Iraq war & spring break in D.C.

Teach-In!
This Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Olin Library, Smith Reading Room

Come hear two powerful speakers to inspire action to end the war in Iraq:

  • ADAM KOKESH: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps; Activist in Iraq Veterans Against the War
  • LAURIE ARBEITER: Activist in Artists Against the War; the Critical Voice

Followed by Q&A Session and organizing meeting with students from other CT colleges & universities for Our Spring Break in D.C.

Sponsored by Students for Ending the War in Iraq and WesPeace.
www.ourspringbreak.org

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6 thoughts on “Teach in on the Iraq war & spring break in D.C.

  1. noa

    Thanks for your responses.I would love it if there was more reasoned debate here. The groups hosting this are clear about wanting to end the war and even if we took the time to find speakers to present another side (I wouldn’t know where to start – I don’t think we have a lot of connections in the, how shall we say, pro-war movement?) we could easily be accused of choosing weaker speakers for the side we disagree with (coughfoxnews). I have doubts about whether it’s reasonable to expect an anti-war group alone to present a “balanced” discussion of war, or for EON to present a “balanced” discussion of pollution. Given that most politically engaged student groups have a particular agenda, maybe there’s need for a group to host teach-ins, lectures, and discussions with the purpose of presenting multiple perspectives on an issue and facilitating more substantial interrogation and supporting political diversity on campus in that way. What do you think? It might start to spur a dynamism this campus lacks… Are you interested in trying this with me? Anonymous posters, or anyone? hmm…

  2. noa

    Thanks for your responses.
    I would love it if there was more reasoned debate here. The groups hosting this are clear about wanting to end the war and even if we took the time to find speakers to present another side (I wouldn’t know where to start – I don’t think we have a lot of connections in the, how shall we say, pro-war movement?) we could easily be accused of choosing weaker speakers for the side we disagree with (coughfoxnews). I have doubts about whether it’s reasonable to expect an anti-war group alone to present a “balanced” discussion of war, or for EON to present a “balanced” discussion of pollution.

    Given that most politically engaged student groups have a particular agenda, maybe there’s need for a group to host teach-ins, lectures, and discussions with the purpose of presenting multiple perspectives on an issue and facilitating more substantial interrogation and supporting political diversity on campus in that way. What do you think? It might start to spur a dynamism this campus lacks… Are you interested in trying this with me? Anonymous posters, or anyone? hmm…

  3. Anonymous

    i second that…any “teach-in” needs to teach both sides. come on Wesleyan, you’re better than that

  4. Anonymous

    i second that…any “teach-in” needs to teach both sides. come on Wesleyan, you’re better than that

  5. Anonymous

    Will there also be presenters speaking as to why the war should continue, especially in light of the Surge’s success? Or will only one viewpoint be “taught”? If so, this seems to run counter to everything we’re being taught here about means testing, exploring both sides of an issue, and balance. In fact, it sounds a lot like fascism.

  6. Anonymous

    Will there also be presenters speaking as to why the war should continue, especially in light of the Surge’s success? Or will only one viewpoint be “taught”? If so, this seems to run counter to everything we’re being taught here about means testing, exploring both sides of an issue, and balance. In fact, it sounds a lot like fascism.

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