[eDebate] iraq debate database
Tue Jun 20 16:10:31 CDT 2006
Korry Harvey and Steve Woods of Western Washington University Debate have
been principle organizers of the CASCAID peace conference in Bellingham for
the past couple of years (http://www.wwucascaid.org/conference06.htm). They
would be good contacts for debate-related anti-war organization efforts.
A database unique to the debate community (with links to the thousands of
other web-based resistance sites) sounds like a great idea, and would be
quite easy to assemble.
Here in Laramie we'd be happy to host public debates about any and all
issues surrounding the war. I will make sure at least one such debate takes
place at the beginning of the new semester.
My feeling about demonstrations at tournaments or on campuses is that they
should be student-organized and led.
Finally, we should not confine this activism to the NDT/CEDA community, but
should involve like-minded people in other debate communities as well.
>From: "Jake Stromboli" <infracaninophile at hotmail.com>
>To: edebate at ndtceda.com
>CC: vice_president at whitehouse.gov, jvreedmore at hotmail.com,
>comments at whitehouse.gov
>Subject: [eDebate] iraq debate database
>Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 15:40:43 -0500
>resolved: the collegiate debate community should fight the suppression of
>information about and analysis of the iraq war through the creation of a
>public database of information and analysis completely dedicated to the
>primary evidence production is oft overlooked with near total reliance on
>"primary" sources from lexis and the library. the arguments for the war
>so weak and the only way they are able to stand is through suppression of
>information and analysis.
>rhetorical experts have alot to offer the public via information
>organization/presentation and analysis.
>the database can become a "source" for the media as well since its
>comprehensivity will offer new leads and angles not yet covered by the
>daily kneejerk press.
>the database will also aid the student occupiers and provide background for
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