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Stockade GIs Rebel
FORT LEWIS (GUARDIAN) - Actress Jane Fonda has been barred from Fort Lewis, Fort Lawton and other "open" Army bases in the Northwest Pacific area. The Army served Miss Fonda with "expulsion papers" March 9 after she went on the base at Fort Lewis with a cameraman, several organizers of the Shelter Half coffeehouse in Tacoma and 7 GIs.
"I spent about 35 or 40 minutes going around the base and rapping with various groups of GIs," Miss Fonda said. "Then a group of MPs showed up on orders of the colonel and brought us all to the Provost Marshall's office. We were kept there for 2 hours. When I told the colonel I wanted to call my lawyer, he told me that as a civilian I had no rights. At that point I sat down on the floor of his office and told him I wasn't going to move until I could call my lawyer."
Shortly afterwards, she was served with expulsion papers which bar her from the bases in the area under threat of a $500 fine and a 6-month jail sentence. At no point was she told what military or civilian regulations she had violated. The actress, who has only recently become involved in the struggle for GI-WAC rights, is planning to take legal action against the colonel and the Army to rescind the expulsion order and to focus public attention on military harassment of GIs.
Left Face, vol. 2, no. 1