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Thanks for council courage

Helene Knox
Friday November 16, 2001

The Daily Planet received a copy of this letter addressed to the City Council: 

For many years I lived in many places in Berkeley while getting three degrees at the big university. I am still a Berkeleyan in thought and spirit, though I now live two blocks over the line into Oakland. 

So I want to say a big THANK YOU for the council’s courageous vote for “bringing the bombing (in Afghanistan) to a conclusion as soon as possible.” 

Of course the right wing is vilifying Berkeley even more than usual - what did you expect? 

To help counteract the ridiculous boycott, from now on I will do all my shopping in Berkeley, and encourage my friends to do likewise. 

This too shall pass. 

Keep up the good work. 

Helene Knox