Re: [sixties-l] Fwd: After 22 Years, N.Y.U. Allows Army Recruiter To Visit

From: Ronald M. Jacobs (rjacobs@zoo.uvm.edu)
Date: 10/18/00

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    Regarding military recruitment on college campuses--First off, this new
    law which would take away monies from schools that refyse recruiters is
    nothing more than blackmail.  Tangentially, it shows the real and scary
    complicity between academia and the war machine.  As far as organizng
    against it, didn't Abbie Hoffman and others successfully challenge CIA
    recruiting at Amherst in the 1980s using an argument that recruitment was
    not the same as free speech?  Peripherally, I could never get behind the
    tactic of organizing around discrimination against gays and lesbians by
    the military as a reason to keep them away.  If one is to organize against
    the military, shouldn't the broader issue of the military's role in
    killing for the empire be front and center?  After all, will the
    military's raison d'etre be any better if and when it ends discrimination
    against gays and lesbians?
    -ron jacobs
    



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