Counter-Recruiters Return to Capitola Recruitment Center as Supreme Court Rules on Solomon Amendment

On December 6, 2005, the US Supreme Court began to decide the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment which denies federal funding for schools that don’t allow military recruitment on campus in the case of FAIR v Rumsfeld. Rallies and marches were held nationwide in solidarity with the counter-recruitment activists in the Supreme Court case.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship has created a scroll with 28,000 names in Arabic of Iraqi civilians who have died in the war. This is one of the most conservative of the reported numbers of Iraqi civilian deaths.

As part of the nationwide day of action, the scroll was displayed at the military recruitment center on 41st Avenue in Capitola along with other signs and banners opposing the continued war in Iraq and the daily loss of Iraqi and American lives.

The army, marines and navy recruitment offices in Capitola were voluntarily closed, though the air force office remained open for business.

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Crossposted at Santa Cruz Indymedia.