On Thursday the group NoDraftNoWay.org staged several demonstrations around the country in what it billed a National Day Of Action Against the Draft. In New York demonstrators took to the steps of city’s Board of Education. The group drafted a letter to School Chancellor Joel Klein demanding:
The NoDraftNoWay.org website chronicles other actions around the country:
Boston: Antidraft activists, trade unionists, and youth organizers rallied in front of the military recruiting station in downtown Boston. They were joined by students who walked out of class and Carl Webb, a member of the Army National Guard who has refused to deploy to Iraq.
Worcester, MA: 60 Methacton High School students walked out of class voicing their opposition to the war and a potential draft reinstatement.
Bloomington, IN: More than 50 people turned for a spirited protest against the draft and military recruiting at newly-opened office of the Indiana National Guard.
Raleigh, NC: Activists picketed in front of the Army Recruiting Station and blocked the entrance for the duration of their protest.