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Are our students waking up?

Mon, Dec 22, 2008

The history of student activism is heroic, forceful, naive, idealistic, and often bloody.

But even today the heroic displays of the Chinese at Tiananmen Square, the mass protests against the war in Vietnam, and the continued push against theocracy in Iran, make not just students, but everyone, believe that their actions, no matter how small, can mean something.

In recent years in Galway student activism has been limited to (predictably enough) Palestine and to a lesser extent, environmental issues. Both important yes, but over-exposure and the perception of student support for Palestine as no more than a trendy left-wing fad gives the activism little legs and even less press.


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