NEWS & EVENTS: MARCH 2020

Student anti-war group and arts collective join efforts to stage anti-war performance piece March 9

Ghosts of Balangiga, Ghosts of Baghdad is a performance piece dedicated to the victims of American empire, organized to condemn Condoleezza Rice’s appointment as director of the Hoover and to commemorate the imperial dead, with a particular focus on the victims of American imperialism in the Philippines and the Middle East. The piece refuses to situate empire in the past, and declares its stubborn and spectral presence at the heart of Stanford University - empire is here, in the neoconservative consensus generated by Hoover-based intellectuals central to legitimating the invasion of Iraq, and in the Hoover’s continued complicity in justifying empire through its unashamed choice of Condoleezza Rice as its next director.

Join Stanford Students Against War and The Multo Collective as we remember, and resurrect, the living dead of empire - ghosts who will not stay silent on this campus in empire’s shadow. The performance will be held outside the Hoover Institute on Mar. 9, Monday, from 11am-3pm. These groups are in need of capacity, so sign up for whatever roles you can take on here.

Stanford Students Against War is a group of students attempting to rebuild the anti-war movement at Stanford and beyond. We came together at the start of 2020 in response to escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

The Multo Collective, which draws its name from the Tagalog word for ghost, is an art collective that contains both the living and the dead. We come together to protest empire in all its forms and guises, and we contain the spirit of all those who bravely resist its grip.

Email any questions to Ethan Chua (he/they) at ezlc327@gmail.com

Spring Course: COMPLIT 316 Scholarship & Activism

Spring Quarter, 12:30 pm bi-weekly, McMurtry 350

Scholarship & Activism is a one-unit course that meets every other Friday at 12:30 pm at 350 McMurty with food, conversation, planning, discussion.  Our goals this year have been to develop a strong network of activists and organizations and to design and carry out specific actions on campus, informed by what we have learned in our scholarship.  The only requirement for the course, besides attendance, is to produce one blog for the StandFor newsletter on the topic of your choice, or contribute a piece of art or photojournalism for the newsletter. This requirement can also be met by working on designing our website--for which you will also be paid.

Event: For the Love of Humanity: the World Tribunal on Iraq

March 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00, Stanford Law School Room 90Ayça Çubukçu, associate professor in human rights and co-director of LSE Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is visiting this spring to discuss her new book, For the Love of Humanity. Çubukçu is presenting more specifically on the global anti- invasion and occupation of Iraq movement from which the War Tribune of Iraq was born.