Support Ithaca students anti-prison takeover!

Greg Butterfield gregb at SPAMwwpublish.com
Tue Dec 5 18:13:17 MST 2000


----- Original Message -----
From: Amanda Klonsky
To: Prison List ; Not With Our Money ;
CHICAGOSLAP at EGROUPS.COM
Cc: dti
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 4:14 PM
Subject: EMERGENCY- ITHACA COLLEGE SODEXHO PROTESTERS FACE
ARREST.CALL& EMAIL IMMEDIATELY!


Tuesday, December 5th, 2000      PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY!
EMERGENCY! SEND LETTERS OF SOLIDARITY!

HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS OCCUPY OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID AT
ITHACA COLLEGE, IN PROTEST OF UNIVERSITY TIES TO PRIVATE
PRISONS!

CALL AND EMAIL PRESIDENT PEGGY WILLIAMS:
607.272.3724
EMAIL: PRESIDENT at ITHACA.EDU

Seven people have been occupying the financial aid office,
with hundreds more protesters locked outside the doors today
at Ithaca college. The occupation has been going since 12
o'clock this afternoon. The students are demanding that the
college break it's contract with the Sodexho Marriot
corporation, which runs the cafeteria service there, if
Sodexho fails to divest from private prisons before April
1st. The occupation comes after months of fruitless
attempted negociations with the college administration.
This is an emergency action.  It is possible that there will
be arrests very soon. It is currently 4:30 pm in Ithaca, NY.
Please
flood the President Peggy Williams' office with phone calls
and emails RIGHT AWAY.

CALL AND EMAIL PRESIDENT PEGGY WILLIAMS:
607.272.3724
EMAIL: PRESIDENT at ITHACA.EDU

The message is clear:
1. The college should immediately sign the letter, stating
that they will break their contract with Sodexho if Sodexho
has not divested completely from private prisons by April 1,
2000.
2. The college should not take any punitive action against
students involved in this action, particularly since they
have a clear, moral option. That option is to sign the
letter and to end the University's ties to the prison
industry.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING.

LETTERS OF SOLIDARITY ADDRESSED TO THE STUDENTS CAN BE SENT
TO dolemite4 at yahoo.com or to kpranis at nomoreprisons.org

Media calls should be directed to Kevin Pranis at
(646) 486-6715 or
(917) 860-4635 (cell)
kpranis at nomoreprisons.org






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