Posted 12 months ago on Sept. 24, 2013, 11:48 a.m. EST by grimwomyn
from New York, NY
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Every Monday — 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, David Petraeus will be at Macaulay Honors College on w. 67th Street just off Central Park. This killer has no place in a school, no place at CUNY and will know no peace. With the sanction of the administration and acquiescence of the faculty — moral and political clarity has been left up to students and socialists.
The protests were organized by an Ad Hoc Committee, Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee and the Internationalist Group. Folks from Occupy, Kasama Project, Freedom Road Socialist Organization and several other groups came through.
From recent Guardian coverage:
Petraeus was set to earn $200,000 for teaching a three-hours-a-week course titled "Are We On the Threshold of the North American Decade?" This was reduced to $150,000 after uproar over his wage, before Petraeus and CUNY agreed it would be reduced to a nominal $1, in order "to remove money as a point of controversy".
A statement from the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY, which is organising the protests, said in a statement: "A broad range of CUNY students, faculty and staff members have been carrying out a campaign of 'protest and exposure' against the Board of Trustees' appointment of Petraeus, whose documented actions as Iraq/Afghanistan war commander and CIA chief include drone attack supon civilians, and the creation of torture centers and death squads."
150 people rallied. Next week it should be twice that.
(Make it happen. No impunity for this killer.) — #everymondaydavid