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Cool News - Students Win Over the CIA - Sends them Packing

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posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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This is great news to me. College students sent the CIA packing - due to their peaceful protests! The CIA had arranged to have a recruitment session at the college, as they have in the past years. But this year, the students won out, by protesting against it, with the CIA cancelling the session.

link to article:
socialistworker.org...


URBANA, Ill.--Students and activists won a victory April 9 when they forced the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) into a last-minute cancellation of its recruitment session at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Outside the recruitment session door, one activist donned a black Grim Reaper cloak and stood with arms extended on a milk crate to greet potential recruits and remind them of the atrocities conducted at Abu Ghraib with CIA complicity. Another used a simple pillowcase as a hood and kneeled with arms clasped behind his back to show how prisoners are commonly treated at Bagram Air Base and Guantánamo Bay.

Other protesters passed out informational leaflets and challenged attendees to consider the lies told by the CIA, which claimed in its campus ad to be "looking for a diversity of people for the important job of keeping America safe."


It is wonderful to me, this protest got something accomplished without violence or people being arrested during it.


Campus police showed up at the request of the CIA operative in attendance who, according to the officers, requested to have us removed. However, the policemen checked our campus IDs and then notified us that we could stay as long as we didn't impede traffic


The rights of "free speech" was withheld - that is awesome news!!


Activists and students should stand up to the CIA whenever they attempt to recruit on college campuses or in your community. With even a small number, you can shut down their recruitment meetings and score an important victory for peace and justice.

"I was pretty shocked when I found out that we managed to cancel the meeting," said CAN member Eric Heim. "To finally have a visible victory was a huge morale boost. The CIA needs to be opposed whenever and wherever it appears because it is nothing but an agent of empire that destroys democracy and helps establish U.S. hegemony across the globe through force and brutality."


there is more to the article, but I am proud of the students and the police. First the students for standing up for what they believe in and second for the Campus police allowing them to stay standing, even against the CIA's wishes!!!!

edit - spelling

[edit on 13-4-2009 by questioningall]




posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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It's a really stupid thing to do. Firstly if you have a moral complaint against an organisation then it is good that people with morals i.e. unsure students join that organisation.
After all if good people wash their hands, then evil people have all the hands.
It was however the right move for the CIA to make as far as you don’t want loose canons joining up. (Yet in contradiction) the few students who would have defied peer pressure by showing interests, are probably exactly the same people the CIA is most looking for.

In my opinion those who…
1. Fail to join evil organisations are Pacifists (i.e. most of us)
2. Those who resign from evil organisations are either worn out, weak, or “let-down Cowards"
3. But those who stand up for what is right within the organisations protocol, or who do something braver (like leak scandalous information); these people are Heroes, the Watergate Scandal is the last time we owed so much democracy to so few.

My 2nd complaint is more a question: What exactly is these students complaint against the CIA?
It’s a very diverse organisation, so of course it does good and bad, but especially a lot of good against those people most Americans really would regard as true enemies (largely because those enemies defiantly proclaim they are so).

I mean it’s not like this was just an army recruitment day seeking ape-men for e.g. Iraq. I mean Complaining against something like that is just showing humanitarian concern for those attending the conference!

Sounds like these protesting students trashed what would otherwise have been a jolly interesting recruitment day.

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posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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liberal1984
My 2nd complaint is more a question: What exactly is these students complaint against the CIA?


The students explained why


The CIA needs to be opposed whenever and wherever it appears because it is nothing but an agent of empire that destroys democracy and helps establish U.S. hegemony across the globe through force and brutality."


CIA does not have a good reputation, besides that, look at what they have done behind the scenes in other countries, besides most probably running drugs, they have toppled govts. There seems to be some info, that Bin Laden was really a CIA operative.

There are many reasons why the CIA is not welcomed places and I can understand that.

Today, if someone told me they worked for the CIA, I would definitely be less than impressed, in fact, I would most probably then turn around and walk away from that person. I have no respect for the CIA, the more I have learned about them. Death and destruction seems to be their operative game and focus.

To me, this article is good news, for these days. College kids won the battle, will they win the war? We don't know that yet.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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Good news. The CIA need to DIAF. Reports from the congress are saying that they are breaching international law about 100.000 times every year. So they can STFU, the cold war is over, stop your BS.

The real terrorists are in your own ranks, investigate yourself for starters.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 02:10 PM
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You are of course, referring to examples which will be talked about in depth in this book.

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

And of course, what was touched on, very briefly, but no direct names, in this movie.

Charlie Wilson's War

The C.I.A. was involved at the time, in a "covert war" by assisting to kick Russia out of the Middle East.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 03:36 PM
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Thank you for linking those, yes, that is just the start of what they have done, the CIA is not an organization to be looked at with a good reputation in my opinion. What the students did, was awesome, they stood up for what they thought was right.

What is also great is the CIA, who has toppled govts. backhandedly - was run out by college students from their university! To me, they should be held up as heros, for standing up and taking a stand in what they feel is right and wrong.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 04:25 PM
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I don't see this as any kind of victory at all, except to boost the morale of socialist groups (see who sponsored the article) and exuberant youth into thinking that they have achieved something.

I won't attempt to discuss the necessity of the CIA or other TLA's to our security as a nation. I will merely be drowned out by supposed atrocities and half-truths about their evil nature. Suffice it to say, we need them, and they will continue to exist regardless of the 'victory' of moving their recruitment efforts from your campus.

I only hope that similar 'victories' spur a backlash and increase their recruitment successes.

A quote from George Orwell comes to mind:

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. "

Sleep tight.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 02:58 AM
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A quote from George Orwell comes to mind:

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. "

Sleep tight.



Where's that quote from? Was he in "A Few Good Men"?



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 03:18 AM
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The rights of "free speech" was withheld - that is awesome news!!


You meant upheld i would hope.

Just checking. If it were withheld, the students would have not been given their first amendment right to protest peacefully.

Since they were, I would think their first amendment right was upheld.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 03:56 AM
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Good for them. There is hope for the 'common' man at last.

Their cloak has been revealed here on ATS, Infowars.com and other places.

Listen folks, the CIA were created from inception and currently working for the International Bankster Cartel (Rothschild and Rockefeller and Co.)to look after 'their' NWO interest, not that of the people.

Basically, they want you Dead so they may rule the world with 90% less 'pesky' people to haggle with. That's right, mass genecide (Bird Flu H5N1) just for YOU. Happy Birthday folks? or rather lonesome 'death' day. Google on for your own good if you haven't heard the 'news'. Mass media has a way of missing the 'important' stuff.

They wanted me to ''execute" another at 'their' call. They claimed I asked too many questions. I suppose neuro-linguistic programming didn't work so well eh? You can't put a price on Conscience. They didn't like my response. I Fired them. Now the bastards are on the run.

May they be hunted to extinction for the betterment of mankind.

Go get em folks, they have a habit of leaving a 'money' trail; soon to be a blood trail.

While your at it, INSIST on an AUDIT of the Federal Reserve (illegal private institution), IRS, IMF, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements, Central Banks of the world, the UN. Yes, the banksters own them ALL. Go get em folks, it's always open season for Foolery and Fraud.

It's YOUR Birthday?

Or is it not?





[edit on 14-4-2009 by Perseus Apex]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by TylerKing

A quote from George Orwell comes to mind:

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. "

Sleep tight.



Where's that quote from? Was he in "A Few Good Men"?


Nah, I think it was "Stripes".



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 05:54 AM
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Yes, thank you for that correction! I did mean upheld! OOPPPS - hate it when I make dumb mistakes.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky

I won't attempt to discuss the necessity of the CIA or other TLA's to our security as a nation. I will merely be drowned out by supposed atrocities and half-truths about their evil nature. Suffice it to say, we need them, and they will continue to exist regardless of the 'victory' of moving their recruitment efforts from your campus.

A quote from George Orwell comes to mind:

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. "

Sleep tight.


I could not have said it better myself my friend. Thank you for saying what was necessary, albeit, unpopular.

There's good and bad in every orginization, club, group, etc, (CNN), and one never knows what lurks around any dark corner.

It is a very dangerous and depraved world we live in SOMETIMES, and I personally am glad we have people who will do the things necessary to protect us.

I also am glad thet we live in a country where students are allowed to do this, and question those organizations, without being jailed and/or executed.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by TylerKing


George Orwell is the author of 1984. About an "Orwellian society" much like the one we are headed for.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by Jessicaviv
reply to post by jsobecky
 






Originally posted by TylerKing: I won't attempt to discuss the necessity of the CIA or other TLA's to our security as a nation. I will merely be drowned out by supposed atrocities and half-truths about their evil nature. Suffice it to say, we need them, and they will continue to exist regardless of the 'victory' omoving their recruitment efforts from your campus.

A quote from George Orwell comes to mind:

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. "

Sleep tight.




George Orwell is the author of 1984. About an "Orwellian society" much like the one we are headed for.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:53 AM
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No offense, but the CIA gets a bad rap because the media only allows you to see their failures. When they do something right, no one is their to notice.

It's the same with the FBI, they are a little fascist at times, but they do many good things. Believe me, neither one of these agencies have any intent on 'sinister' NWO mind control.

If you want to know who wants to control the world follow the money. If you can't take a hint look to the IMF and federal reserve!



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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as an arab speaking,i say what the CIA does still exceeds by far what our #ing countries do to people who give another opinion about there do's,at least u guys have the right to protest against ur intelligence agencies,come to our country and try to say some things that opposes what a parliament member says,ull get sacked and never see sun light.

so to all the wise asses STFU



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 09:38 AM
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I can neither condemn nor condone the CIA. I have "acquaintances" that left the farm to try to live a normal life. It is true they have done many things that are repugnant, and I have had the misfortune to witness some, but do not think that it has no effect on those that do deeds such as this. It is because of many of these people that we still have many of the freedoms that we have.

Most here cannot even comprehend the atrocities that have been headed off because someone did something that others find reprehensible. That is why they operate in the black. Some things just have to be done in, and sometimes it has to be done in a manner that most people, and righteously so, would be appalled.

Yes they are involved in trafficking of many illegal things. Yes they have been known to kill innocent people. Yes they have used torture to recover information. But they also often do a service that no one else will do. War sucks and sometimes it sucks loudest for those that try to prevent them.

respectfully

reluctantpawn



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:03 AM
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The CIA will get recruits and the Urbana protesters will remain unemployed and living in mommy's basement. Most of them probably didn't have any skills the CIA would want, anyway, so they had nothing to lose and everything to gain. They become retro-60's protesters fighting the Goliath and showing their pals how they are dedicated to "the cause."

Apparently, they only want the sophomoric thrill of thinking that they somehow 'beat the CIA' and don't care about anything else. Next week, they'll have a new cause to posture for. Not one of them had the guts to sign up, move up, and work to effect change. That would like take too long and like interfere with weekends so, like duude, it is like so like not worth it, duude.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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So what were these atrocities that the CIA headed off that saved us all from destruction?? The Kennedy assassinations? MLK assassination? Hiding the truth about ET? HMMM?? Just wondering. If they are so useful and necessary, I'd really like to know what they have done we should all be grateful for. It is, I think, just a clearing house for the children of the elite so that they can eventually do the dirty work of their parents and maintain a stranglehold on the us govt. As long as we live in fear, they will be able to rationalize their existence and continue with coups, murder and all the rest. That's how it works, they scare you with propaganda, you say "ohhhh save us bad boys, do whatever it takes so we can live free and peacefully!" Guess what, it don't work.

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