You all might have heard about the “Our Spring Break” anti-war youth movement in DC (that Ashley Casale ’10 was involved in organizing) that’s been going on over this spring break. Leah Aronowsky ’10 sends us a youtube video of a bunch of students protesting in DC, including at least some Wes students, such as Kathy Stavis ’10. In my opinion, the end is especially moving; the protesters just get more and more passionate. Check it out:
Edit: Kathy Stavis ’10 tells us that some of the other students involved include Lucas Guilkey, Adam Jacobs, Laura Heath, Paul Blasenheim, Nora Kohl, Alex Pfeifer-Rosenblum, Noa Wotton, Breen McDonald, Emma Mendelsohn, Liz Guavey-Kern, Izaac Lichtermarck, and Yael Chanoff (not necessarily all featured in this video). She says,
“Stop loss is the involuntary extension of military tours of duty in Iraq. Some 70,000 troops have been stop lossed. The students in DC worked with Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink (a feminist fabulous activist group that’s on capitol hill every day), and a bunch of old radicals to deliver stop loss orders to every single member of the house and senate. We demanded the our congress, which has scheduled a recess for the 5th anniversary of the war, sacrifice as much as they are asking our troops to. This wednesday is the 5th anniversary of the war. There should be events in every major city, and if anyone wants to come to DC for rallies and actions, they should contact Ashely Casale. We can provide housing and help with transportation.”
You can check out more Stop Loss Congress videos at www.youtube.com/stoplosscongress to see more videos and spread the word.