EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION
SAY NO TO THE BUSH-McCAIN WAR AGENDA
AT THE NEW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2006
1:30 pm
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

As he pursues his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Senator John McCain is appearing at a series of university graduations. His speech, unveiled last Saturday at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, calls for "winning" the war in Iraq, a feat he deems necessary to the security of the world and in keeping with American "interests and values."

On Friday, May 19, he will deliver this speech at the New School's 70th annual commencement at the invitation of President Bob Kerrey. President Kerrey has also been a supporter of the war, and in 2002 helped promote the U.S. invasion through his membership in the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq. Kerrey has disregarded a letter from the University Student Senate calling on him to withdraw the speaking invitation, as well as a petition to that effect with over a thousand signatures by New School faculty, students, and staff. New School activists will protest outside the ceremony and invite the support of the local anti-war movement. Signs stressing "books not bombs" and other pro-education, anti-war messages are especially welcome.

GATHER IN FRONT OF THE MAIN BOX OFFICE ENTRANCE TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AT SEVENTH AVENUE AND THIRTY-SECOND STREET (JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE PENN STATION ENTRANCE AS YOU FACE THE BUILDING)




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