At the AAA business meeting, masquerading as the Krypton High Council...
[image credit to David Price; that's my head there]
...I presented a motion, which passed by a large majority.
Only one person voted no, a practicing anthropologist who thought it was unfair that no one from FIU was there. A number of people abstained (though far fewer than the yes votes). Interesting demographic tidbit- all the abstainers were lumpy middle-aged to old white men, whereas the yes votes were everyone else. Nothing against lumpy middle-aged to old white men; just an interesting bit of ethnographic data. The motion serves as an advisory to the executive board, whose members will now have to decide what they want to do with it.
Since I turned the in paper on which I wrote the motion (during the meeting, while the above picture was being taken), I don't have the exact wording, but it was something very close to this:
Motion condemning the FIU-SOUTHCOM "Strategic Culture" alliance
Whereas the AAA has condemned the U.S. Military's Human Terrain System; and
Whereas the militarization of the academy threatens academic integrity and independence; and
Whereas the occupation by the U.S. Military Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) of foreign sovereign nations in Latin America and the Caribbean has resulted in grievous harm to our colleagues and interlocutors in those countries, and has denied them the right to self-determination;
(I move that)
The AAA condemns the Florida International University-SOUTHCOM alliance created to elaborate "strategic culture" reports for Latin American and Caribbean countries.