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Anti-war and anti-military research action at Carnegie Mellon
by Danny P Friday, Mar. 18, 2005 at 2:45 PM
A video account of an anti-war memorial marking those killed by the war, and how it develops into a larger protest against militarism at Carnegie Mellon
March 18th, 2005, Carnegie Mellon University.
A group of students set up 1,500 American flags as a way of establishing scale and showing just how many Americans have actually died in the last two years of fighting in Iraq. The display, which takes up 1 flag every two inches, is approximately 250 feet. Organizers point out that they would have liked to have set up flags to mark the Iraqi dead, but if they kept with the same scale, they would have needed flags to line three and a half miles of Pittsburgh.
In response to the tour groups on the campus seemingly avoiding the memorial and the students who had set it up, the students decided to take their message to prospective students by infiltrating their tour groups. They were able to inform these students about Carnegie Mellon's connections with militarism and war profiteering; something that is, typically, left out of the brochure.
3:24. High quality version is 18 megabytes.
Music courtesy of the talented Ryan Harvey of Riot Folk Records, http://www.riotfolk.org/