Statement on HCC – Hadas Thier, Nick Bergreen and Justino Rodriguez
We were outraged to hear of the repression against our brothers and sisters at Holyoke Community College, who committed no crime but to peacefully protest militarism at their school. Last spring, when the campus police and administration at the City College of New York tried to silence us with brutality, arrests and suspension, antiwar activists on and off our campus rallied to our side, helping to win our reinstatement. We’re certain that just as our voices could not be silenced, neither will your’s. We stand with you in your struggle to return Charles Peterson to his rightful place in the college community, and to return freedom of speech to its rightful place in an instution that is supposed to be dedicated to higher learning. Your dedication to the ongoing and growing movement against the military’s discriminatory and predatory policies is an inspiration.
Yours in struggle,
of the ‘City College 4′