Wednesday, November 02, 2005

StarTribune creates more "service learning" 

Did you know there was to be a nationwide protest against the war? No, probably not, unless you read the StarTribune.
More than 1,000 students, many of them from 40 Twin Cities area high schools, protested today against the war in Iraq and military recruiters on campus.

The crowd rallied at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota campus before marching through campus, stopping traffic along Washington Avenue and ending up in front of the Army and Navy recruiting offices on Washington Avenue and Oak Street.

University Police Greg Hestness estimated the crowd at about 1,000 people. Protest organizer Ty Moore put the crowd closer to 1,500. Hundreds of people stood to the side as the students marched past, taking photographs or making cell phone calls to friends. Some applauded. A group of 25 to 30 counter-protesters across the street blared "Stars and Stripes Forever" from a pickup truck.
Why do I think there's been an Inge sighting?
The walkout is part of a nationwide protest organized by Youth Against War and Racism. The Minnesota event includes the rally and march, followed by a teach-in.
No kidding? Let's see, should be in all the papers, right? Why, look, Ma, there's no other coverage. Freedom Dogs pick this up.
There is absolutely no publicity regarding this "national" event in Arizona. It's not on the national news either. It's almost as if the Star Tribune is in charge of marketing for the YAWF. Does the average high school student really care about this and does the average high school student read the Star Tribune? And just who is the YAWF?
It turns out they're from the same people that brought you International A.N.S.W.E.R. -- the Worker's World Party.

I can just see the headline -- Communists Sponsor 1000 Ferris Bueller Days Off.