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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: youMich and Brody must apologize for an overtly racist video

BY ANDREW BRADLEY

The Defend Affirmative Action Party condemns the actions of Lucas Brody, youMich and all those associated with the party's video feature the minstrel character Da'Quan Carter.

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Letter to the Editor: Women don’t need special consideration for to be commementment speaker

BY NICOLE MILLER

I found Anjali Bisht and Chelsea Jedele’s viewpoint “Where are all the women?”, 3/19/13) extremely frustrating. I fundamentally disagree with the idea that, in the year 2013, the committee that chooses commencement speakers should take immutable characteristics into consideration when making its decision.

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Letter to the Editor: Viewpoint about IDF talk is inaccurate depiction

BY LITAL

StandWithUs 'Israeli Soldiers Stories' is designed to foster dialogue about the conflict and to help correct this kind of erroneous information. Ari and I were honored to speak at the University and to be so warmly received.

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Letter to the Editor: University's Coca-Cola contract violates Code of Conduct

BY CLARA HARDIE

Coca Cola's environmental and human rights abuses broke international law. The University should follow its Code of Conduct and cut contracts with the company.

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Letter to the Editor: “Free” software isn’t about price

BY RICHARD STALLMAN

The "free" in free software refers to freedom, not price. Therefore, please describe me as a "free software advocate."

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Letter to the Editor: Abortion is 'dehumanizing'

BY JOSEPH LIPA

Ultimately, if anything is “dehumanizing” to women, it’s not allowing them to be born.

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Letter to the Editor: 40 years later, Roe still controversial

BY JONATHAN LESNAU

Using terms like "reproductive justice," "needless waits," and "the right to decide when and if to have children" avoids the most important question surrounding abortion: Is the fetus human, and does it have the right to life?

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Letter to the Editor: Don't blame the victim

BY WILLIAM ROGERS

We, as a campus, need to recognize that consent may be "sexy," but more importantly, it is required. We, as students, need to send a message to each other that rape will not be tolerated on our campus and that the human rights of each person must not be violated.

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Letter to the editor: U.S. government should halt sanctions on Iran

BY MOZHGAN SAVABIEASFAHANI AND AZADEH SHAHSHAHANI

Have we learned anything from the death of half a million Iraqi children? If we have, then the University of Michigan should raise its voice, as it has for other issues, to demand that the U.S. government halt all sanctions on Iran.

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