Voice’s On-Campus Choices: Power to the People!

It’s a big week at Georgetown.

Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein will be speaking on campus Wednesday, and for the half-dozen non-political Hoyas out there, there are entertainment options aplenty. I’ve also heard that Georgetown plans to hold classes for a full week—good luck with that.

Corporate Control, Official Lawlessness and What’s Left of Democracy’

Ralph Nader—consumer advocate, journalist, attorney, and perennial presidential candidate—and Bruce Fein, former associate deputy attorney general under President Reagan, will be giving a lecture on the Supreme Court case (pdf) Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

The lecture will take place Wednesday, February 17, in Gaston Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be followed by a Q & A session. Any students thinking about protesting the lecture should be advised that Mr. Nader, a political activist and consumer rights advocate, might in fact encourage such protests.

Hoyathon

Georgetown’s 10th annual all-night dance marathon will be held Friday, February 19 from 8 p.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 in Sellinger Lounge. The event benefits the Children’s National Medical Center, a D.C. area Children’s hospital that provides more than $50 million in uncompensated care and serves more than 360,000 patients each year. Teams can visit Hoyathon’s homepage to register for the event.

Improvfest

The Georgetown Players Improv Group is hosting  improv groups from the University of Richmond, Duke University, and Ohio State University for a night of unscripted comedy on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, and will present a mix of long-form Improv games, relying on audience suggestions. Georgetown student band A Million Shetland Ponies will also be performing. Tickets cost $8 ($5 for students) and can be purchased from the Davis Center Box office at 202.687.2787. The show should last about 75 minutes, but hey, this is improv—who knows what’s gonna happen?

Cherry Tree Massacre

Enjoy reading The Voice’s Chimes-centric cover story last week and can’t seem to get enough a capella in your life? Friday, February 19 is the second third night of the 37th annual Cherry Tree Massacre, hosted by the Georgetown Chimes and features the Saxatones, UVA’s the Virginia Belles, NYU’s Mass Transit, UPenn’s Off the Beat, and the Beezlebubs from Tufts. The event starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 each and are being sold in Red Square this week from 10:00am-5:00pm or can be ordered from the Chimes’ website.

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3 Comments on “Voice’s On-Campus Choices: Power to the People!

  1.  by  Peter Musurlian

    Bruce Fein worked for Reagan for only a year, before they sent him packing. And, who cares…it was 3 decades ago. More interesting is Mr. Fein’s distinction as the top Armenian Genocide denier in America, for which he has been paid fezzes-full of money. AND, most recently, he is defending a muslim terrorist:. READ THIS EXCERPT:

    The military commission at Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba has heard an appeal by a convicted Yemeni national who had allegedly provided material support for al-Qaeda. Ali al-Bahlul was captured in 2001 for creating a 90-minute video in support of the terrorist group and its leader Osama bin Laden.

    Washington claimed the video was used to train al-Qaeda, but now Bahlul’s attorney says his case should never have been heard by the military commission as it had no jurisdiction over it.

    The Constitutional Attorney, Bruce Fein, says his client’s crimes should not be considered “law of war” offenses, as the “material support of terrorism charge” was not even a law, until 3 years after Bahlul was arrested.

    “That’s a core prohibition against ex post facto laws. If you do something at the time and it’s legal, the government can’t make it illegal later. It’s a fundamental law of civilization that goes back to the Magna Carta of 1215,” he told Press TV’s Erin Connors on the phone.

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