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Anarchy defense

June 1, 2003

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To the editor:

As one of the participants that marched on May 3, I'd like to dispel some of the misconceptions that people like Cynthia Daniels continue to perpetuate in our community.

I, like most anarchists I know, am indeed employed. Actually, most anarchists I know work two jobs just to be able to afford their rent and bills. Few of us are college students, but those that are work and go to school as well.

It's quite ironic that someone that was downtown shopping on that day would say we had too much free time. The march took place on a Saturday afternoon, a day most people have off work.

Starting with the inception of anarchism in the early 1800s as a political philosophy, anarchists have been involved in nearly all movements for social change.

Ms. Daniels is certainly correct, however, in stating that in other countries protests like ours wouldn't be tolerated. If we were to try this in Iraq right now, we'd be lucky if U.S. soldiers didn't shoot us with live ammunition.

By the way, Ms. Daniels, do you enjoy the idea that you actually will get paid overtime for working more than 40 hours a week? Do you know who brought you the eight-hour work day? Here's a hint: They would be described by you as "pointless and ineffective."

Long live the memory of the Haymarket Martyrs! Long live May Day!

David Strano,

Lawrence

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