Sunday, February 27, 2011

About friggin' time!

PayPal Backs Down, Reinstates Account for Supporters of Bradley Manning

(Courtesy of

Apparently reacting to enormous backlash from supporters and criticism from the media, PayPal has reinstated the account of Courage to Resist, an organization which has partnered with the Bradley Manning Support Network to raise funds for the defense of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. The change in account status came only hours after the nonprofit organization published a press release drawing attention to the matter. Over 10,000 people signed the petition hosted by Firedoglake today urging PayPal to reinstate the charitable account, while many more supporters called PayPal directly to voice their criticisms.

Within hours, PayPal responded — reinstating the account so that Courage to Resist and the Bradley Manning Support Network can continue their work.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Call for Action in Egypt and UMF Amnesty folks will be tabling in the UMF OLSEN STUDENT CENTER from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. and in Roberts outside Lincoln Auditorium from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. while a faculty panel takes place.

We will also be at a table in the Student Center from 1:30 - 3 p.m. to get signatures on a petition to the Egyptian authorities calling for them to rein in their security forces and allow for peaceful demonstrations of the Egyptian people, as well as not using disproportionate violence against the demonstrators.


The Honors Program is sponsoring a Faculty Panel to discuss the evolving situation in Egypt.

Panelists include:

Scott Erb, Professor of Political Science

Anne Marie Wolf, Assistant Professor of History

Jonathan Cohen, Professor of Philosophy

Waleck Dalpour, Chair and Professor of Business

Doug Rawlings, Director of Institutional Research and Founding Member, Veterans for Peace

Sarah Maline, Chair and Associate Professor, Art History

Moderated by Mellisa Clawson, Honors Director


Feel free to bring your lunch, and attend all or part of the time. This should be an informative and interesting discussion.

Hope to see you there!



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