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SPHR making threats

Well, this is a bald threat if I’ve ever heard one: The SPHR and other activist groups are threatening a protest that will “make the September 9 protest look like nothing” in order to voice their displeasure with the election of Evolution to the CSU:

In an attempt to send a message to the both the administration and to already beleaguered students, activist groups are planning to stage a massive protest, one prominent student politician tells me. At issue is the policy of the new Executive to put activism second and academics first. The act of civil disobedience will apparently “make the September 9 protest look like nothing. They will take over the entire Hall Building.” What’s more, people will be flown in from outside of the country “to do the dirty work.”

My source, who has strong contacts with many student associations (including the SPHR), assures me that this protest will take place sometime in the early fall, and that it will “show that only CSU slates that support activism will be able to maintain order at Concordia.” “People should have voted for Clean Slate,” he says, “because they support activism. The message is that Concordia is about activism.”

This is the way these people operate. They hail democracy as long as it works in their favour. But if students democratically elect people they disagree with, they try to blackmail the students by threatening violence.

Absolutely disgusting. Not too surprising, though.

(Via Wordniness).

Update: Having posted this on the Link’s website, in a response by Adam Slater, he seems to suggest that this may not be true. Well, I can’t confirm or deny it one way or the other. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. But, like I wrote in response to Mr. Slater, there’s only one way to find out: if there’s a riot in September, then I guess it’s true. Although I’m sure the SPHR cronies will maintain that “the Zionists started it”, like they did after September 9th.

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  • jaws 04.04.03, 7:11 PM

    This doesn’t sound suprising (the double standard of democracy)

    Also this line “The message is that Concordia is about activism.” is rather striking…I always thought Universities were about Academics first…

    But it seems like these people are ones to whom logic doesn’t apply

  • AlexCV 04.05.03, 6:15 PM

    I can see why Concordia wants their student union decertified.

  • Jonny 04.05.03, 7:49 PM

    I would doubt the validity of the scources on this one.

  • mr_b2b2 04.06.03, 12:25 AM

    I would highly believe the source on this one, given that the CSU and its radical agents have acted before, they will most certainly act again in order to make the power transition as rocky and unstable as possible.

  • Hanthala 04.06.03, 8:57 PM

    What a load of crap! You’ve really outdone yourself Segacs. Tell me, who is Hillel planning to invite in September that may lead to a massive demonstration and the militarization of our campus for a second time? Are you already preparing the terrain for when the riot cops start beating students again?

  • segacs 04.06.03, 11:53 PM

    Oh I see, so according to you, September 9th was all the fault of Hillel and the riot police, and the actual RIOTERS are totally blameless, is that it? Nice logic.

  • Jonny 04.07.03, 6:20 AM

    Hanthala, don’t flatter yourself.

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