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HEARING CLOSED TO PUBLIC
The hearing for KSU sophomore Glenn Perusek, on Thursday, April 13, at 4P.M., must not go unnoticed by his fellow KSU students, Here are some facts which concern Glenn's situation and should be understood clearly by all.
Glenn faces expulsion at this hearing because he committed the dreadful crime of passing out a leaflet (against the tuition increase) inside the student center. Glenn's hearing on Thursday is actually a second attempt at expulsion, following last week's hearing which was adjourned when eighty of Glenn's supporters raised heir voices in objection to the mockery of justice which was witnessed at that first "hearing"
It is true that Glenn remains firmly opposed to the continued injustice of the 1970 massacre. It is also true that Glenn was a leader in the movement to fight against the recent costly tuition increases.
And so the university has created some clearly unconstitutional "new rules" against distributing leaflets, having rallies and demonstrations, and generally opposing university policies. These "new rules"were created in an attempt to silence people. Glenn supposedly violated a "new rule"
leaflet distribution. other students have also been arrested for violations of "new
such as reading the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and speaking out against the 1970 injustice in the student center plaza. We must not allow these "new rules" to silence Glenn or anyone else who opposes a tuition increase or any other abuse heaped upon KSU students so often.
We must all support Glenn and defend his right to an education and his right to free speech. This first attempt to silence rightful student dissent through "new rules" and expulsion must not succeed. In 1970, this university allowed bullets to silence student dissent and free speech. Now they only use fabricated rules, arrests, courts, jails and their phony little "committees".
Defend and support Glenn Peresek! Join Glenn on Thursday to demand an open hearing and demand that the charges are dismissed. These "new rules" must not be enforced. Otherwise, closed hearings such as this one chaired by a former state highway patrolman criminal justice student, a man who is quite biased, will be used again. Without your support, as always with causes of INJUSTICE, the victim hasn't got a chance.
Be there .
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gathering on May 4, 1978, and not be fooled by Golding's attacks on the Task Force and so-called 'outsiders'.
Golding has stated that he may seek an injunction to ban 'outsiders' and all those opposed to the injustice. He says, "I'll do what I have to do. l don't know what that is-it depends on the circumstances." He further states that he is asking, "the public, students, faculty and staff to avoid the activities on this campus" on May 4.
These are clearly the frantic remarks of a desperate man who wants to prevent us from thoroughly exposing the cover-up of murder and injustice at Kent State. Referring to those of us who have struggled for so long to expose this injustice, Golding states: "they want crowds. I don't want that to happen."
Well, we have news for you Brage, Governor Rhodes and your National Guardsmen. The May 4th Task Force Program on May 4th, 1978 will be sponsored by the students and not outside agitators from Golding's phony committee. Thousands of people of conscience WILL gather at Kent State to demand JUSTICE for our brothers and sisters who sacrificed their lives in 1970. Only the unity of thousands demanding justice can bring the truth about Kent State to the people of the world.
Don't antagonize a serious situation, Brage. May 4th belongs to the people, and we shall have our day. We will be motivated to victory by our unity and strength. not by your threats. THE TRUTH DEMANDS JUSTICE!!!!!
MAY 4, '78' activities:
May 3, 1978
10:30 p.m....ANNUAL CANDLE LIGHT MARCH AND VIGIL SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR PEACEFUL CHANGE, INCLUDES FAMILY MEMBERS AND ATTORNEYS OF THE 1970 VICTIMS AT KENT STATE
May 4, 1978
12:00 noon...ANNUAL MAY 4th, TASK FORCE
DANIEL ELLSBERG ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST AND MAY 4 RESEARCHER.
WILLIAM KUNSTLER MAY 4th ATTORNEY
VERNON BELLECOURT LEADER OF AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT
CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER ATTORNEY FOR JACKSON STATE VICTIMS.
ABDUL ALKALIMAT LEADER OF AFRICAN LIBERATION SUPPORT COMMITTEE.
CLARK KISSINGER FORMER NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.
ALAN CANFORA KENT STATE STUDENT WOUNDED IN 1970.
BILL ARTHRELL MEMBER OF THE KENT 25 and THE FIRST AMENDMENT FIVE.
GREG RAMBO EYEWITNESS TO THE 1970 MASSACRE. LEADER OF THE 1971 PETITION DRIVE FOR A FEDERAL GRAND JURY TO INVESTIGATE THE MASSACRE.
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military industrial complex in America. Nearly 100 were arrested during this series of actions on campus.
Even though SDS subsequently was eliminated from our campus after the spring of 1969. the political and educational groundwork was well established for future political actions, especially against the war in Indochina.
A few further anti-war marches and demonstrations happened at KSU in the fall of 1969, including large "moratorium" marches in Kent and Washington, as well as in the spring of 1970. But these were nothing of the magnitude of the SDS and BUS mass actions of the previous year. which united students in large numbers.
Before May of 1970, few people in the world knew of the great potential of students at Kent State. However, national SDS leaders had previously referred to Kent as "the vanguard of the student movement". In May of 1970, that analysis proved to be true after Richard Nixon announced the criminal invasion of Cambodia.
In May of 1970, the political awareness of KSU students was shown. Thousands of Kent students courageously joined millions of other American students on campuses across the nation and protested the expansion of the war into Cambodia. Then, as now, it was correct to oppose injustice. Students at Kent State, with life and blood, wrote a proud and heroic chapter in the history of the American student movement in May of 1970.
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