Campus Antiwar Network Offers An Alternative Education For Students and Youth In The Streets Of Sector 6
The Republicans have conveniently decided to hold their convention during the first week of school. So to take advantage of the amazing learning opportunity, CAN wants students and youth to converge on Sector 6 of the RNC Welcoming Committee's map to receive an alternate education in a wide array of topics.
Politics: What happens when a large amount of committed young people act as a catalyst for change?
History: Living History on September 1, 2008: The day the Republican National Convention was shut down
Urban Planning 201: Identify infrastructure failings in St Paul and strategically assess them; hands on experience blocking roads. What happens when traffic comes to a stand still?
Construction of semi-permanent and permanent structures
Drivers Education: yielding to pedestrians in the streets
Theater 101:Guerilla theater
Home Economics: Making effective household compounds to nullify pepper spray and other police weapons
Discover the meaning of "Ya Basta"
Physical Education 101: "Giving the pigs a workout". Make sure to bring your running shoes!!!
Music: Recitation of the "Teargas Song"
Cinema 101: Direct your own film on Police Brutality and People Power
Psychology: Teach the meaning of "Ochlophobia"
Many of these classes are taught through the use of group work, so come ready to learn and participate!
On Labor Day, the Campus Anti-war Network (CAN) will be sending a mobile blockade brigade to the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota. We are coming to demand an end to the wars waged on Iraq, Afghanistan, and our futures. We are coming to demand that student voices for peace be heard in a political system that excludes us. We are coming in solidarity with the RNC Welcoming Committee. We are coming to crash the convention.
Business cannot continue as usual while our futures, and the futures of our brothers and sisters, are condemned for us. These are their wars-- But We Will Show That We Control the Streets!
We recognize the damage to our futures the current wars are causing and we recognize that both political parties are complicit in them. We refuse to be cannon fodder for the wars of the rich. As tuition and the cost of the wars rise, so do our voices. As our job prospects and the reins on US imperialism fall, so does our patience decline.
We encourage all students and youth to join us. The disruption of the RNC is only one part of what we do. We recognize the need to build up as the war machine tears down.