Statement of Solidarity  With Brutalized Occupy Protesters
  • Petitioned Sarah Lawrence College

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Sarah Lawrence College

Statement of Solidarity With Brutalized Occupy Protesters

    1. O S
    2. Petition by

      O S

      bronxville, NY

Our First Amendment protects certain values that are inseparable from democratic life. Every violation, trivialization, or bastardization of these is an abuse of power. At this hour of great social awakening, our right to peaceably assemble is arguably the most crucial and is currently the most aggressively denied.

 

The recent incidents of police brutality against peaceful student protesters at the UC Universities and Baruch College reflect a widespread attack on democracy occurring across our nation. The recent attacks on peaceful demonstrations at Occupy Oakland and occupations across the nation are also evidence of this. These attacks have risen from fear of a functioning democracy, targeting citizens who claim the basic rights they were promised. The violent responses to student demonstrations reveal a repressive system of power that is threatened by peaceful resistance.

 

We, the undersigned of Sarah Lawrence College, stand in solidarity with students and occupiers all over the country as they demand justice for acts of violence that have breached their trust in institutions of higher learning, and as they strive to reintegrate the promise of democracy into our governing systems. We stand in solidarity with the Occupy Movement that continues to mobilize Americans toward reclaiming their rights, voices, and futures. We the people can be the powers that be.

 

 

To:
Sarah Lawrence College
Please join us in solidarity after the recent acts of violence on peaceful student protesters.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned of Sarah Lawrence College

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Solidarity with the recent arrests and brutalities

      O S
      by O S
      Petition Organizer

      In light of recent events at Occupy Oakland, UC Riverside, and elsewhere across the nation, we further extend our support and solidarity. 1/31/12

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    • Daniel Glenn YONKERS, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      In support of Reverend Billy and other protestors.

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    • Alice Amundson MISSOULA, MT
      • almost 3 years ago

      I don't believe it's right for the police to violate the constitutional rights of any American, or the basic human rights of anyone in the world.

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    • Emily Stokes SELLERSVILLE, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is a great petition- is it being sent to any officials? Usually there is a formula email sent out to those who can potentially affect the changes we're envisioning (certain police depts., etc.) every time someone signs, which is important because then our voices are actually being heard by those to whom who we'd like to speak. It would be awesome if this is happening with this petition but I can't tell by the given info- anyone?

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    • Komozi Woodard BRONXVILLE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      The future of democracy is at stake!

      And, these vicious measures like pepper spray violate our human rights.

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    • Michael Bentz BRONXVILLE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      We live in a 'democracy'.

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