Once again, the students and people of New York will come out to condemn the hiring of former CIA Director David Petraeus to Macaulay Honors College. CUNY administration must be clear that the students and the community of New York will not tolerate an enemy of the people being allowed to teach his imperialist ideology to the students in our university, and they will not tolerate the overall militarization of CUNY.
Petraeus is a war criminal guilty of the surge operations in the Middle East which left thousands innocents people dead because of the U.S. sponsored dead squads in Iraq. He is also guilty of the bombing of the Iraqi city of Fallujah with white phosphorous which has led to many children in that city to be born with birth defects.
At the same time they bring war criminals to school, CUNY is spending millions of dollars every year to hire chauffeurs for CUNY presidents, repress student organizers, and close down needed services in the college like the Childcare Center at City College.
The Liber8 CUNY FRONT is calling all progressive forces around the city to picket his class in 555 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan near John Jay College at 2:30 p.m. on Monday February 23. We must show the CUNY administration that if they try to bring imperialist war criminals to teach at our university, where the majority of the student body come from countries being exploited by U.S. imperialism, they will be met with the quick response of all anti-imperialists forces in CUNY.
If you are a CUNY student, a New York student, or just a regular person who despises the misery under which people all over the world are subjected to because of the action of imperialist war criminals like Petraeus, we invite you all to join the Liber8 CUNY FRONT this Monday and speak out against the overall militarization of the university.
Imperialists out of CUNY!
Fund childcare, not your chauffeurs!
The students of CUNY shout: We want Petraeus Out!