Statement on HCC – David Swanson
From David Swanson
Freedom of speech and assembly are under attack around the country, and college campuses are some of the most valuable places where we must not let those freedoms be taken away. Your courage in standing up to this assault on your rights is admirable and should be promoted as an example to others. And, while your rights should be defended even if — and especially if — your views are controversial and shared only by a minority, you should remain aware that in this case your views are shared by a majority, and an active majority, and a movement that has begun to show its muscle. As one member in one small corner of that movement, I think it is safe to say, we’ve got your back. Let the country know what happens, and the antiwar movement will respond.
David Swanson is creator of MeetWithCindy.org, co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition, a writer and activist, and the Washington Director of Democrats.com. He is a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, and serves on the Executive Council of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, TNG-CWA. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign, Media Coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as Communications Coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Swanson obtained a Master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1997. His website is www.davidswanson.org