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>large -- the "don't ask, don't tell" mental blindness >which psychologically permits the killing of others. >What can we do to link up private protest with public >protest movements, so that the individual who >challenges the system on her/his own is supported? Quite right. A good question. >On the practical level, I wonder if there is a legal >support group for academics who speak their mind, >Philippa Winkler This is a fragment from an old email I got from a local peace group: > Meeting of all Arrested on 3/20 at 2:00pm with lawyers > First United Methodist Church at the Chicago > Temple, 77 W. Washington for more info call > National Lawyers Guild 312/913-0039 >From what I can gather these lawyers are involved in with getting protesters out of jail, but perhaps they do more or know of another group. The ACLU might help, but their resources are stretched, of course. Maybe a WEB search would yield good results (but I myself have to go to library to get on the WEB, and that's not often). I'm not what sort of legal case might be made, however. If Tom is willing, I would send an email (what is the proper address?) to the college protesting its actions, and I expect others (perhpas members of the CASI list) would also -- I can send a request to the three Illinois groups I'm in contact with. Similarly, other peace groups can send out requests for support. Some might also send letters to the editor of the appropriate newspapers. Another possibility is if groups local to Tom learn about the situation they might take some action. If this sort of counter is done on a regular basis, those who would stifle dissent will learn to think twice about trying it. In order to have an effect on the situation in Iraq -- or anywhere -- real freedom to speak out is fundamental. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk