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S26 in DeKalb

On September 26th students at Northern Illinois Univeristy in DeKalb, IL hung a banner and distributed propaganda in support of the activists in Prague.
This is a little late, but oh well.

On September 26th students at Northern Illinois Univeristy in DeKalb, IL hung a banner and distributed propaganda in support of the activists in Prague. We hung a banner off of the parking complex just as classes were letting out 15 minutes after noon. The banner played off the initials of the IMF and read:

International
Murderous
Fraud S26*

The letters IMF were all outlined in black and painted in red (the other letters were painted in other colors) so that they would stand out. *In the
bottom right corner we had "S26 International Day of Protest" in smaller letters. The banner stayed up for a couple hours before the authorities
took it down. We also handed out a pamphlet we designed the previous weekend explaining what the IMF & WB is, why they're bad, etc. A bullhorn was also used to spread our message as well as talking to interested people one on one.

We also used chalk to write various anti-IMF/WB slogans on the sidewalks such as "capitalism kills" "people not profits" "abolish the
IMF" "dump the debt" "Don't steal. The rich hate competition" "profit is theft" "more World, less Bank" "abolish capitalism" "smash the state" "keep warm, burn the rich", etc. We also wrote similar slogans on a bunch of colored paper which we hung throughout campus. We had to hang them repeatedly throughout the day because the janitors, etc. would tear them down as soon as they saw them (the janitors have orders to tear down anything that doesn't have the school buerocracy's literal stamp of approval - except advertisements from corporations). We also put a couple of them on the front of the local Republican headquarters.

Overall I think our actions were successful. We managed to reach a lot of people and got our message out. A couple people were hostile, but most were receptive. One guy rode by on our bike and called us a bunch of socialists, which I think was supposed to be an insult. Unfortunately, the school newspaper didn't print anything about the banner or S26, despite us tipping them off.
 
 

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