Archive for the ‘UCF SDS’ Category

Walk-Out against the war draws nearly 300 students at UCF

April 13, 2007

First, sorry we were late on the March 20th walk out, but better later than never. The southern activities on that day inspired us to stage a walk out. Pictures to come soon.

[written by the ucf sds journalistic anti-collective]

Orlando, FL — April 11, 2007.
On April 11th 2007, SDS at UCF along with the Walk Out Now Coalition staged a mass student, faculty and staff walk out against the war in Iraq. A banner encouraging students to walk out of their bomb factory, a.k.a. their university, was dropped from the main entrance parking garage. The banner drop was the first of a new wave of diversity of tactics employed by Orlando students to voice their growing frustrations with the ongoing occupation of our campus and nations abroad by the military industrial complex.



Orlando Activist Arrested for Feeding Homeless in Public Park

April 7, 2007

[while this article is not explicitly SDS, central florida’s SDS, MDS, and FNB have a rotating cast of participants who work in multiple groups. Each group does, however, have members who are strictly its own. Please do not view this FNB experience as a SDS project, but neither view it as separate from the SDS struggle]

ORLANDO, Fl. – April 5, 2007. Orlando activist and Food Not Bombs participant Eric Montanez was arresteded for violating Orlando’s “large group feedings” ordinance. This ordinance was passed last summer and bans the public distribution of food to a number of 25 or more individuals in over 40 parks in downtown Orlando within a two-mile radius of City Hall.


UCF SDS Fights For Free Expression

March 12, 2007

Orlando, FL – March 12, 2007. At 12:30 pm on Tuesday, March 6th, members of SDS at the University of Central Florida (UCF) gathered on the so-called “free speech lawn” outside the Health & Physics building. Several speakers assailed the University’s policy banning campus-wide free expression, linking the repression to the U.S. military-corporate dominance in Iraq and to the late 1960s when UCF was created and the architecture was designed to contain and control campus protests.