[imc-st.louis] SLPS Protest @ City Hall

Ben westbywest at riseup.net
Thu Mar 15 11:12:38 PDT 2007


Received from Myspace...

The latest development in the attempted hijacking of St Louis City
Public Schools (and the subversion of democracy) by mayor Francis Slay
is that a group of students have staged a sit in at the mayor's office
in City Hall. In addition to presenting the mayor with a list of
demands, the students have created a song which was aptly titled The
Democracy Anthem.

The students are in need of as much support as we can provide them. In
addition to donations of food and drink, they will greatly benefit from
your visits. The media is expectedly downplaying these events so we have
to do all we can to let them know that they are being heard and
supported. Burn and play the songs, contact radio stations, your elected
officials, and if you have just 5 minutes, stop by and show them your
support!

The song can also be obtained from a site created by the students :
http://web.mac.com/debbiemac1/iWeb/DEBBIE1/Movie.html

Video of a Post-Dispatch reporter questioning the young'ns, for whatever
reason.
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=24673576&blogID=241348971&Mytoken=7C0E4BF6-537D-42B9-90EF9E8465FF32CA72360923

The P-D's (insulting) coverage.
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/education/story/3905A3EFCD919E208625729F0050B4EC?OpenDocument

Aaaaaand...the cops are coming.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pllKeC2kXps

"A trespass charge is not gonna be the reason for me not being
successful in life..."
"My ancestors fought for their education...I'm gonna continue that..."
--some courageous kids...

I was just down there...I spoke to Lizz Brown and she said the two
things she wanted to emphasize that people could do to help were:

1. Spread the word about whats going on--the protest itself AND the fact
that they aren't letting any more people into the Mayor's office...they
are trying to keep a tight lid on this at City Hall...tell your friends,
forward emails, and get at Mayor Slay: 314.622.3201, or
http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/mayor/contact.html

2. Come down in numbers and fill the hallways outside the Mayor's
office...just taking up space and showing your support for these kids...

So pass this on, post a MySpace bulletin, call Mayor Slay and/or come
down to City Hall (1200 Market St.)...

-- 
Ben West
westbywest at riseup.net
htp://savetheinternet.org



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