The Syracuse System Shakers Syracuses Radical Cheerleading Squad
brought their pom-poms and their friends from Syracuse Universitys
Student Environmental Action Coalition down to Washington, DC the weekend of
September 28th. We joined thousands of Mobilization for Global Justice activists
from across the country for a weekend of rallies, marches and cheers designed
to bring attention to the semi-annual meetings of the World Bank and the International
On Saturday, the System Shakers shed light on the terrible policies of corporate economic globalization promoted by these institutions. We cheered for the media and for fellow protesters at the rally-point by the Washington Monument. Then we continued on to the main march, where we showed our stuff to police, tourists, and pedestrians as they watched from the sidewalks. Crowds cheered for our original cheer, Cap-it-al-ism, does not work! Cap-it-al-ism, who does it hurt? YOU!
On Sunday, we made our way towards Dick Cheneys home to tell him we dont want a war on Iraq. The System Shakers shook it up the whole weekend as we found a cure for the redundant, Hey-Hey, Ho-Hos of boring protests.
Kim is a System Shaker in search of the perfect cheer. If you can help her find it, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.