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Code Pink Confronts Recruiters

By Judith Scherr
Friday October 05, 2007

Becky Lyman of Code Pink debates Lee Wolf of the San Francisco State Young Republicans in a demonstration / counter-demonstration at the Berkeley Marine Recruitment office, 64 Shattuck Square on Wednesday.  

Code Pink demonstrators say they think it is inappropriate to have a military recruitment office in a town that has passed a number of anti-war resolutions. They further argue that recruiters lie to young recruits about what they’ll get out of joining the military. 

Wolf, who has also counter-demonstrated with the UC Davis Young Republicans at the Woodfin Suites Hotel in Emeryville, the target of demonstrations because of its labor practices, told the Daily Planet that he was applying to the Marines and would become an officer in the intelligence services when he graduates college in May. When he was not debating Lyman, Wolf was filming Code Pink demonstrators. 

“Now more than ever we need those who are willing to serve and fight the war on terror and in Iraq,” Wolf said.