Sunday, August 14, 2005

College Not Combat (repost)

College Not Combat
Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia.

Hey Guys, Vanessa Hua's article about videoblogging came out this morning in the SF Chronicle. She's got some really great things to say about all of us bay area vloggers, myself included. Thanks Vanessa.
After filming a protest against military recruiters at San Francisco State University's career fair in March, Josh Wolf immediately put the footage online. Shouting "Racist, sexist, anti-gay -- U.S.A. military go away," protesters surrounded the recruiters, who sat with stoic faces. Eventually, they left as students cheered.

"By watching, you should be able to see for yourself, and decide if it was a First Amendment issue or if students should be punished," said Wolf, 23, a psychology major.
On March 9th, recruiters from both the Army Corps of Engineers and the Air Force Officer Training School came to San Francisco State University to attend a career fair held on campus.

Students from several groups on campus worked together to organize a rally against the military's presence on campus. The school's chapter of the College Republicans held a protest against the protesters. These counter-demonstrators played a much larger role in the original edit of this piece, but the general public seemed to think they were confused members of the anti-recruitment protestors so I had to cut them out.

College Not Combat features music by emcee Lynx: Indoctrination and Truth is the Power.


At 2:44 PM, Blogger jdunvlogger said...

You were pretty brave to broadcast that post. It is good that someone is willing to do it so that our opion can get out. I am going to go to San Francisco soon and hopefully I will be able to turn out a vlog post.

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Markus Sandy said...

Great post Josh. I went back to UCSB the other day to look into videoblogging street teams demo's at the UCen. How great it would be to show this and other vids in ANT via wireless, right next to the ROTC table!

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Mortaine said...

This is a great entry, Josh-- I'm glad I got to see the whole thing! I think it's a bad idea on the part of the campus to try to discipline the students and organizers, though I would also want to know more about what the supposed grounds for discipline are and what the outcome has been. I know from experience that schools often overreact, discipline without proper review or judicial process, and by the time the student has successfully fought for their right to be heard fairly, the student is so sick of the process and the subsequent interference with their learning, they're happier to either let the matter drop, or transfer out of the school entirely.


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