Bringing CUNY into the US War Machine – Students and Faculty Rise Up
Come to the Left Forum -5/31 & 6/1/2014 -in New York City to hear World Can't Wait/War Criminals Watch empowering 4 panels. Share this widely and invite all your friends, fellow & sister workers and family! Our first panel, Sat. 5/31- 3:20-4:50 pm is on CUNY students present struggle to shut down its restored ROTC after 40 years off campus & end Gen David Petraeus' tenure at CUNY.
CUNY has restored ROTC on a number of campuses after it was driven out by protest 40 years ago. General David Petraeus, architect of the “surge” in Iraq, one-time CENTCOM and CIA Director, is teaching at Macaulay Honors College. The US military is shifting recruiting to diverse urban campuses like CUNY, saying that in 15 years it needs officers who “reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the country.” What is the challenge for those who want to stop unjust wars? How did students and professors at Rutgers University, a NJ state institution, force the withdrawal of Condoleezza Rice as commencement speaker?
Syjil Ashraf, Rutgers student activist
Ezra Sholom, Rutgers student activist
Sharmin Hossain, CUNY student activist
Prof. Ian Hansen, York College/CUNY
Ray McGovern, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Prof. Glenn Petersen, Baruch College/CUNY
Moderator: Stephanie Rugoff, War Criminals Watch