Wes students protest in DC

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.

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89 thoughts on “Wes students protest in DC

  1. Anonymous

    the message is, we disagree with what the military is doing now, so we as an institution do not want to fund the immoral war. there would be no divestment campaign if there were a) no war or b) a war that people generally agreed with. the campaign is not anti-military, it’s anti-war in iraq.

  2. Anonymous

    the message is, we disagree with what the military is doing now, so we as an institution do not want to fund the immoral war. there would be no divestment campaign if there were a) no war or b) a war that people generally agreed with. the campaign is not anti-military, it’s anti-war in iraq.

  3. Anonymous

    the message is, we disagree with what the military is doing now, so we as an institution do not want to fund the immoral war. there would be no divestment campaign if there were a) no war or b) a war that people generally agreed with. the campaign is not anti-military, it’s anti-war in iraq.

  4. Anonymous

    the message is, we disagree with what the military is doing now, so we as an institution do not want to fund the immoral war. there would be no divestment campaign if there were a) no war or b) a war that people generally agreed with. the campaign is not anti-military, it’s anti-war in iraq.

  5. Anonymous

    divestment from raytheon and general dynamics isn’t exactly pro-military… if they don’t supply the military with what they need, who will? encouraging divestment frm these companies is taking money away from people who give the military its strength. keep wesleyan invested in these companies.

  6. Anonymous

    divestment from raytheon and general dynamics isn’t exactly pro-military… if they don’t supply the military with what they need, who will? encouraging divestment frm these companies is taking money away from people who give the military its strength. keep wesleyan invested in these companies.

  7. Anonymous

    divestment from raytheon and general dynamics isn’t exactly pro-military… if they don’t supply the military with what they need, who will? encouraging divestment frm these companies is taking money away from people who give the military its strength. keep wesleyan invested in these companies.

  8. Anonymous

    divestment from raytheon and general dynamics isn’t exactly pro-military… if they don’t supply the military with what they need, who will? encouraging divestment frm these companies is taking money away from people who give the military its strength. keep wesleyan invested in these companies.

  9. Anonymous

    incase that last sentence was unclear: hippies were, in general, very nice to Vietnam war vets

  10. Anonymous

    incase that last sentence was unclear: hippies were, in general, very nice to Vietnam war vets

  11. Anonymous

    I found this video really moving. I don’t necessarily agree with the position that we should withdraw immediately, but this does inspire me to stand up for what I believe in. This gives me the courage to live, really live. Thank you protesters.And to other posters: I resent the suggestion that all “hippies” are anti-military, or that all war-protesters are hippies. Speaking for myself, I’m in favor of a phased withdrawal, but I also respect soldiers very much, because they too are people standing up for what they believe in and making the ultimate sacrifice to do so. Also, someone once told me that when the Vietnam war vets got back and were treated like shit by Americans, that the people they found the most sympathy from were the same people who had been protesting the war, hippies and otherwise.

  12. Anonymous

    I found this video really moving. I don’t necessarily agree with the position that we should withdraw immediately, but this does inspire me to stand up for what I believe in. This gives me the courage to live, really live. Thank you protesters.And to other posters: I resent the suggestion that all “hippies” are anti-military, or that all war-protesters are hippies. Speaking for myself, I’m in favor of a phased withdrawal, but I also respect soldiers very much, because they too are people standing up for what they believe in and making the ultimate sacrifice to do so. Also, someone once told me that when the Vietnam war vets got back and were treated like shit by Americans, that the people they found the most sympathy from were the same people who had been protesting the war, hippies and otherwise.

  13. Anonymous

    I found this video really moving. I don’t necessarily agree with the position that we should withdraw immediately, but this does inspire me to stand up for what I believe in. This gives me the courage to live, really live. Thank you protesters.And to other posters: I resent the suggestion that all “hippies” are anti-military, or that all war-protesters are hippies. Speaking for myself, I’m in favor of a phased withdrawal, but I also respect soldiers very much, because they too are people standing up for what they believe in and making the ultimate sacrifice to do so. Also, someone once told me that when the Vietnam war vets got back and were treated like shit by Americans, that the people they found the most sympathy from were the same people who had been protesting the war, hippies and otherwise.

  14. Anonymous

    I found this video really moving. I don’t necessarily agree with the position that we should withdraw immediately, but this does inspire me to stand up for what I believe in. This gives me the courage to live, really live. Thank you protesters.

    And to other posters: I resent the suggestion that all “hippies” are anti-military, or that all war-protesters are hippies. Speaking for myself, I’m in favor of a phased withdrawal, but I also respect soldiers very much, because they too are people standing up for what they believe in and making the ultimate sacrifice to do so.

    Also, someone once told me that when the Vietnam war vets got back and were treated like shit by Americans, that the people they found the most sympathy from were the same people who had been protesting the war, hippies and otherwise.

  15. Anonymous

    I’d like to add Demetria Spinrad ’11 to that list of protestors. I see her in the arrest during Stop-Loss Action sincing “We Are the Revolution” next to Adam.

  16. Anonymous

    I’d like to add Demetria Spinrad ’11 to that list of protestors. I see her in the arrest during Stop-Loss Action sincing “We Are the Revolution” next to Adam.

  17. Anonymous

    I’d like to add Demetria Spinrad ’11 to that list of protestors. I see her in the arrest during Stop-Loss Action sincing “We Are the Revolution” next to Adam.

  18. Anonymous

    I’d like to add Demetria Spinrad ’11 to that list of protestors. I see her in the arrest during Stop-Loss Action sincing “We Are the Revolution” next to Adam.

  19. Anonymous

    Once my brother and I broke my mom’s favorite vase when we were playing baseball in the house. So we just kept playing baseball in the house until it was fixed again. Worked like a charm.

  20. Anonymous

    Once my brother and I broke my mom’s favorite vase when we were playing baseball in the house. So we just kept playing baseball in the house until it was fixed again. Worked like a charm.

  21. Anonymous

    Once my brother and I broke my mom’s favorite vase when we were playing baseball in the house. So we just kept playing baseball in the house until it was fixed again. Worked like a charm.

  22. Anonymous

    Once my brother and I broke my mom’s favorite vase when we were playing baseball in the house. So we just kept playing baseball in the house until it was fixed again. Worked like a charm.

  23. Anonymous

    The US fucked up Iraq. They should stay there until they repair it. No immediate fucking withdrawal. You screwed it up, you should be responsible for making it better.

  24. Anonymous

    The US fucked up Iraq. They should stay there until they repair it. No immediate fucking withdrawal. You screwed it up, you should be responsible for making it better.

  25. Anonymous

    The US fucked up Iraq. They should stay there until they repair it. No immediate fucking withdrawal. You screwed it up, you should be responsible for making it better.

  26. Anonymous

    The US fucked up Iraq. They should stay there until they repair it. No immediate fucking withdrawal. You screwed it up, you should be responsible for making it better.

  27. Anonymous

    I think it’s great that these people stood up for what they believe in, but I wish there were better ways of protesting than chanting. I don’t think the war will end because we annoyed the shit out of congress members with people singing “we are the revolution” in 3 different keys at once.

  28. Anonymous

    I think it’s great that these people stood up for what they believe in, but I wish there were better ways of protesting than chanting. I don’t think the war will end because we annoyed the shit out of congress members with people singing “we are the revolution” in 3 different keys at once.

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