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LETTER

Iraq Protest Uncovered

I am writing to express my amazement that the staff of The Tech failed to report on the student-organized protest against the war in Iraq this week. On Feb. 11, over 40 MIT students staged a creative, non-violent demonstration on the Mass. Ave. bridge to raise awareness about the potential humanitarian and political impacts of the looming U.S. invasion of Iraq.

There is no more important issue deserving news coverage this week. This was clearly an important event on campus, representing a critical debate going on within MIT. The students raised a number of important issues -- which deserve to be debated -- about MIT’s connections to the military industrial complex, and the responsibility of academics to question, investigate, and analyze the policies and actions of our government. It is thus disappointing that The Tech failed to even report on this event.


Dara O’Rourke