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Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Nationwide Surge of Protest TONIGHT 5PM Water & Wis Ave!

Thursday, Jan. 11th/5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wisconsin Ave. and Water St.

A Nationwide Surge of Protest of The US Military Occupation of Iraq

President Bush revealed his "new strategy” for Iraq tonight. Defying the mandate of Americans who voted in November to end the madness and begin to bring our troops home, he called for an escalation in the number of US combat troops in Iraq.

Let's deliver an immediate and direct response to the president’s call for escalation: NO!

Volunteers will host actions in cities and towns across the country within 24 hours of the president’s speech with a simple message:

"America says NO more troops in Iraq!”

To catch up on the national effort or find a protest in your area, click here.

1 comment:

Georgia said...

Last night, in Oakland CA, MoveOn.org sponsored a "No IRAQ ESCALATION" protest. Perhaps there were 35- 50 attendees - there was one mon with her under a year old daughter, there were four high school students, there were representatives from every diverse ethnic faction of this area (including two diverse dogs: one German Shepherd and one Chijuajua). We covered the Rainbow and then some!

I was there. The weather was kind to us although it was windy (so windy we could not keep our candles alight no matter what we tried) and quite chilly, BUT - there was no rain!

We had news coverage, the CBS affiliate here kekpt a crew with us for 45 minutes, and we made a blurb on the news. Not as regal as the hundreds that were in San Francisco mind you - but we were shown and it was mentioned that protests had sprung up all over the bay area.

We were there from 5:30 - 6:30. My arms are sore today from holding my sign (on a stick) and having my hand out in a peace sign v for most of that hour.

The time was MAGIC. Cars honked in support. AC Buses honked in support. When cars were stopped at the lights they still honked. And, yes - a few drivers did flip our group the bird. But the vast majority showed support. It was just wonderful.

When our hour was done - and we disbanded and went our ways - as I was walking back to my car with the sign I'd made - MORE CARS HONKED!

In closing - 2-4-6-8 Bring Them Home - Don't ESCALATE!!!!