Protesting David Petraeus.

Author:Vogt, Leonard
Position:News for Educational Workers - Brief article

City University of New York (CUNY) students protested in September of 2013 against General and former CIA Director David Petraeus's appointment to teach in the Macaulay Honors Program. The following reasons were included in the demands for his appointment to be rescinded: Petraeus is guilty of war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, and as CIA Director; his course at CUNY is propaganda for Big Oil and Wall Street; and CUNY should be spending money for education, not on those who support war.

As the union representing faculty and professional staff at CUNY, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) passed a resolution on September 19, 2013 in protest of violent police response to peaceful protest by CUNY students. The resolution states that "CUNY students were punched, slammed against vehicles and against pavement by NYPD officers. Documentary video evidence shows a...

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