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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

articles from the Post and the News

Last night, Ward Churchill gave a talk on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. Sicangu Elder, Yank Bad Hand, led the way with the eagle staff followed by the drum group from Pine Ridge, SD. They were followed directly by CO AIM members, Ward included, and were all surrounded by the CO AIM security team. Pictures will be posted later today.

From the Rocky Mountain News
'I do not work for taxpayers,' prof says

Churchill throws down gauntlet at speech in Boulder

By Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News
February 9, 2005

BOULDER - A defiant Ward Churchill told an overflow audience of more than a thousand at the University of Colorado on Tuesday night that he will not back down or be silenced.

Most of the crowd that packed CU's Glenn Miller Ballroom for Churchill's speech appeared to be pulling for him in the fight of his professional life. It was his first public talk since becoming embroiled in controversy for his 3-year-old essay on the Sept. 11 attacks.

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"I'm not backing off an inch. I owe no one an apology," he said, during his highly anticipated speech, which was advertised to be one hour but ran just about 35 minutes.full article


From the Denver Post

Prof: Never back down
By Howard Pankratz and George Merritt
Denver Post Staff Writers

Post / Andy Cross
CU professor Ward Churchill ignites a crowd Tuesday at the university’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Churchill and supporters spoke in defense of an essay he wrote three years ago that compared some 9/11 victims to “little Eichmanns.”

Boulder - Met by wild applause Tuesday night from hundreds of supporters, controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill strongly attacked Gov. Bill Owens and the CU Board of Regents and said he would never back down from his comparison of some 9/11 victims to Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Looking out on the mass of adoring supporters, with hundreds more listening outside in the cold, Churchill said loudly, "Bill Owens, do you get it now?"

"I do not work for the taxpayers of the state of Colorado. I do not work for Bill Owens. I work for you," he told the CU audience.full article

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