Protest of CIA recruiting lecture photo blackout

 

Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760.  Phone 808-966-7622

ja@interpac.net   www.malu-aina.org

 

 

 

Dr. Rose Tseng

Chancellor University of Hawaii at Hilo

200 W. Kawili St.

Hilo, Hawaii 96720                                                                                                                                                                            March 13, 2007

 

Dear Dr. Tseng:

 

I write to protest the CIA recruiting lecture photo blackout at UH-Hilo on Thursday, March 8, 2007 in UCB Room 111 as a violation of citizens' Constitutional free-speech rights.  I request that you investigate this matter fully and promptly.

 

The CIA recruiter, identified as clandestine operative, Joe Dorsey, said he didn't want his photo taken.  If that's the case he shouldn't be giving a public recruiting lecture at a public university.  Former Marine Norman S. Stahl, Director, Career Services, called in security to the lecture to enforce the photo ban.  Hawaii Tribune-Herald staff photographer, William Ing, was told by Stahl that he would be bodily ejected by security if he took even one photo.  A number of other citizens, including myself, that had still and video cameras to record the event were denied our right to take photos.  Malu Aina peace organization also intended to take still photos and video of the presentation. For reference see Star Bulletin story: http://starbulletin.com/2007/03/10/news/story11.html  Hunter Bishop story:
http://hunterbishop.com/journal/2007/3/8/albertini-photog-threatened-at-cia-lecture.html

 

Thank you kindly for your prompt attention to this matter.  Aloha!

 

 

 

James V. Albertini

President

 

cc: UH President David McClain, University Board of Regents, Hawaii State legislators, Hawaii Congressional delegates, County elected officials, members of the news media

 

 

Malu`Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action is a non-profit organization that grows food to share with people in need, and works for justice, peace and preserving the environment.

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