Fuck War


Fifth Estate # 74, March 5-19, 1969

About two months ago Schoolcraft College student, Larry Halbert, produced a 1-1/2 by 2 foot combination poster-petition similar to the one above copied from Avant-Garde magazine.

[Web archive note: above this text in the print edition are “Fuck War” and 16 blank lines for signatures.]

Several students and five faculty members signed the petition at the Livonia college and wound up with a full-blown controversy on their hands.

At first the college president, Dr. Eric Bradner suspended all of those involved, but later the College Board of Trustees voted only to give a “severe reprimand” to the offenders.

At a Feb. 26 meeting of the Trustees several students and one professor, Walter Hoffman interrupted the meeting by shouting “fuck you.” As a result they were arrested in a Livonia pig dragnet several hours after the incident. Some were held for as long as 52 hours in the Wayne County Jail until the American Civil Liberties Union secured their release.

This paper agrees with the sentiments expressed in the petition and supports the brothers and sisters being harassed by the honky college administrators. One way support could be shown is for persons to circulate the above petition for signatures and send it to Dr. Eric Bradner, President, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan.