Vote Against CUSU Motion "Incitement to Violence on Campus" as Barrier to Free Speech

**To be voted on on 3rd May 2010** 11. Ordinary Motions b. Incitement to Violence on Campus CUSU notes: 1) Article B8 of the CUSU constitution, which states that: "All members of CUSU shall have the right not to be discriminated against"; 2) CUSU's longstanding commitment to the welfare and safety of its members. CUSU believes: 1) That incitements to violence on campus pose a direct risk to the welfare of students; 2) That a Students' Union must be able to counter such a risk and protect its members; 3) That guidelines on how to respond to the threat of such incitement are an important step towards ensuring that Cambridge students are safe on campus. CUSU resolves: 1) To mandate the Democracy and Development team, in consultation with relevant societies within the student community and guided by the Notes and Believes of this motion, to formulate guidelines for responding to potential or actual incitements to violence on campus; 2) To mandate the CUSU executive to follow the guidelines once written; 3) To mandate the CUSU President or CUSU Welfare Officer to liaise with colleges and other appropriate bodies in the University to encourage the uniform adoption of the guidelines. Proposed by: Chris Lillycrop (St Catharine’s College). Seconded by: Ben Goldring (St Catharine’s College).

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    Calum Smith, United Kingdom

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    Davina Levy, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: Dangerous motion- can be manipulated easily to serve the needs of one group seeking to muffle the voices of another with the pretext of 'violence'. It must not be voted through.
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