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Defend democracy, defend our right to speak out, defend Artem
« on: September 19, 2008, 03:01:25 PM »
On Friday the 12th Sept Newcastle College invited onto campus the
army in order to do a presentation to recruit students with the promise of
financial assistance for college and University fees. This time last year the
Students' Union passed a policy against Army recruitment on campus and banned
the Army from the fresher's fair.

Last Friday an emergency protest was organised by students at
Newcastle College. Artem and other students went into the presentation to ask
simply `How many of our students would be killed'? for this he was threatened
with security and in the end left of his free will.

The following Monday Artem was told by phone that he was being
suspended for a week pending an investigation and a disciplinary
hearing on the 22nd Sept.

No other student involved in the protest is being punished for the
same activities that Artem carried out. This is simply a way to spread fear and
intimidation in order to paralyse any student activism, democracy or
accountability.

Those of us who wish to defend our rights to speak out, to vote, to
stand in elections or to organise on campus as activists should have the right
to do so. Democracy and human rights are not something that you leave at the
doorstep of the college but something that you carry with you everywhere you go.

Defend democracy, defend our right to speak out, defend Artem
Liebenthal! Download the leaflet defending Artem.

Breaking News...sign the online petition here
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.petitiononline.com/nowar567/petition.\
html
What you can do...
1) Email to complain to the college linda.moore@ncl-
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://coll.ac.uk? This e-mail address is being
protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
2) Email Artem in support artem_88@web.deThis e-mail address is being
protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
3) Join the protest (details below)
4) Get support from your Students'/Trade Union

Join the protest
PROTEST OUTSIDE HIS DISCIPLINARY HEARING
MONDAY 22ND SEPT 12NOON, ASSEMBLE ON
ELSWICK EAST TERRACE
(Please bring union banners, delegations etc. etc.)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2008, 08:45:30 AM by nestopwar »