For the past 12 days Turkish citizens have stood up for their right to protest against an increasingly tyrannical government. What started out as a protest against the destruction of a park in Turkey escalated after police were reported to have used violence against protesters. The demonstrations have sparked an international debate about the corruption of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to Hurriyet Daily News a majority of the protesters identify as libertarian. But just how libertarian are these protests? What exactly is going on? We reached out to our friends at European Students For Liberty and discovered a liberty oriented student organization, 3H, that became involved in the protests shortly after they began.
For years groups like Students for Sensible Drug Policy, NORML, and the Marijuana Policy Project have been rallying to legalize cannabis and end the destructive war on drugs. This spring, Students For Liberty launched its first Drug Policy Resource Kit for campus groups to educate students about the negative consequences of the state imposing its ’morality’ on individuals. Students across the United States will be using these kits to host educational events throughout the week:
- Penn For Liberty and Students for Sensible Drug Policy @ Penn is hosting an “End the War on Drugs Rally” on April 19.
- The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is tabling on campus and handing out free “pot” brownies… i.e. brownies handed out from cooking pots.
- Rutgers Libertarians, in partnership with the Rutgers University SSDP chapter and Rutgers NORML, will host a field day on April 20 with music, games and more.
- Hofstra Students For Liberty are having a 4/20 bake sale on April 19.
- Students at York College of Pennsylvania are tabling on campus and giving away brownies.
- The Young Americans for Liberty club at the University of California, San Diego are tabling on April 19 and handing out free brownies to students.
- Arizona State University Students For Liberty is partnering with SSDP at ASU, College Republicans at ASU, and Young Americans for Liberty at ASU for a “Legalize Now!” concert, rally and joint-rolling contest on April 18.
- Temple University Students For Liberty is tabling on April 19.
- Students at Drexel University are holding a 4/20 bake sale on April 19.
What is your group doing to educate students about the drug war? Share your photos on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our blog!
Interested in holding an event? Need resources? Order your activism kit here!
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For years, Students For Liberty have been using free speech walls to draw attention to repressive speech codes on college campuses.
Just a few months ago, Carleton Students For Liberty in Canada made waves when a fellow student, Arun Smith, tore down their free speech wall. Even though we’ve seen several instances of hostile action from faculty and students, there had been little direct formal resistance from administrators until this week.
Just last night at Queen’s University in Ontario, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Arig Girgrah shut down the Queen’s SFL free speech wall after telling the students the wall contained “offensive content.” Two campus security officers acting on the instructions of Ms. Girgrah removed the entire canvas from the wall and carried it outside. Watch the video of campus security removing the wall here: (more…)