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30 November, 2007: Reviving the Student Movement with Mass Protest
Your Silence: The Death of Our Country

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‘If not no w , WHE N? If not us , WH O?’ : Call for Participation in Tomorrow’s Nationwide Peaceful Student Protest!
It is true! Students from all over Pakistan, America and Europe are protesting against the martial law on 30th November. In Lahore, the protest will begin at 2:30 pm from the Salt & Pepper, Liberty Market. Participating institutions: GCU, Punjab University, FAST, LUMS, SKANS, FC College, BNU, TILS, UCL, NCA, KE Medical College, UET, LSE, PAC, UMT.

Other cities where protests will be held include Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, London, Paris, Geneva, Washington, New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto etc. We, at FASTRising and the Students Action Committee, urge YOU, students, alumni, faculty and staff members of FAST-NU, Lahore to participate in tomorrow’s demonstration to protest against the death of Pakistan and the death of Pakistanis. Let us participate to affirm our responsibility towards ourselves, towards each other, towards our country and its people.

The Algebra of Infinite Justice: A Dream Worth Having
‘The only dream worth having…is to dream that you will live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead…’
Disclaimer: This publication is NOT affiliated with and does not endorse any political party or social group. It is a humble effort to inspire and awaken - for together we can make a difference in these troubled times. Write to us at AileeeNU@gmail.com. Our online version is on http://fastrising.blogspot.com Acknowledgement: This newsletter is patterned after The Emergency Times, issued from LUMS: pakistanmartiallaw.blogspot.com

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‘”Which means exactly what?” ‘To love. To be loved. To never forget your insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.’

Ten Reasons to Create Your own FASTRising Splinter Group
1. To maintain and develop diversity of opinions (socialist, centrist, pro-right) within student

activism
2. To increase diversity of tactics – e.g. one group could specialize in pamphleteering, another in

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writing newsletters, yet another in blog management, another in coordination with other groups… To avoid letting a few (hyperactive) persons become representative of an entire people – e.g., Maulana Fazul-ur-Rehman as the symbol of the MMA, Altaf Hussain as the sole spokesman of the Mohajirs, etc. To make detection hard, and almost impossible to wipe out all groups – a few blows will take care of a tree (unified command structure), not so with a field of weeds (splinters). Regeneration is always possible as long as one splinter remains operational – e.g. the secret organization of Algerian FLN rebels against the French colonialists To explore how groupwork force an individual to always go beyond his/her perceived capacities – become a stronger, wiser, more creative individual through collective effort!

Five Issues that Decentralized Groups Should Deal With
1. Coupling – How to minimize interdependence between groups to work with minimum inter2. 3. 4. 5.

group communication and usage of resources? Cohesion – How to work together, within a group and with other groups, optimally? Synchronization – How can groups work as a single entity if circumstance demands? Task distribution – How can groups divide different tasks among themselves and in themselves? Bottlenecks and Plan B’s – How can groups identify agents or tasks that waste most time or resources and how can groups overcome such bottleneck with alternative strategies?

Student Action Committee Lahore Urges Boycott of Elections
Source: http://pakistanmartiallaw.blogspot.com/2007/11/student-action-committee-lahoreurges_29.html

First Combined Demonstration by Student Action Committee
Source: http://fastrising.blogspot.com/2007/11/first-combined-demonstration-by.html

Disclaimer: This publication is NOT affiliated with and does not endorse any political party or social group. It is a humble effort to inspire and awaken - for together we can make a difference in these troubled times. Write to us at AileeeNU@gmail.com. Our online version is on http://fastrising.blogspot.com Acknowledgement: This newsletter is patterned after The Emergency Times, issued from LUMS: pakistanmartiallaw.blogspot.com

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“I wil l not remember the wor ds of m y enem ies but the silence of my fr iend s. ” Martin Luther King Jr.

Disclaimer: This publication is NOT affiliated with and does not endorse any political party or social group. It is a humble effort to inspire and awaken - for together we can make a difference in these troubled times. Write to us at AileeeNU@gmail.com. Our online version is on http://fastrising.blogspot.com Acknowledgement: This newsletter is patterned after The Emergency Times, issued from LUMS: pakistanmartiallaw.blogspot.com