ImpeachBush.org: We Are Making History

We Are Making History
**Please circulate this message widely**
Dear james,
 
 
As Ramsey Clark says, "The largest possible turnout at the demonstration in
Washington on September 15 is an essential part of the struggle. Major
demonstrations have temporarily stayed the hand or altered the course of the
government time and time again. Remember the Civil Rights rally in front of
the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 where Dr. King described his dream, or the
March on the Pentagon in October 1967 that was the turning point for public
opinion toward opposition to the War in Vietnam."
 
We must all stand together. Permits have been obtained for the rally and
march and everyone can participate without risking arrest. More than 1,000
will risk arrest by participating in the Die-In led by Iraq war veterans and
family members whose loved ones were killed and wounded in the war.
 
To find the transportation center nearest you, click on this link. For
logistics and housing, go to this page.
 
Many members of ImpeachBush.org have made a generous donation without which
we could not succeed. We still need to raise tens of thousands of dollars in
the next few days. If you have never made a donation, now is the time. If
you have made a contribution before, and can do so again, it would be
greatly appreciated. Please click this link to make an online donation or to
find information to write a check.
 
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Week of Antiwar Events To Start With a ‘Die-In’
Protesters Advocate Civil Disobedience
 
By Michelle Boorstein and Allison Klein
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, September 13, 2007
 
Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan wipes away a tear as Adam Kokesh, left at
podium, and the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. speak at a news conference. (By
Gerald Herbert — Associated Press)
 
A week of events meant to crank up a national demonstration against the war
in Iraq is set to begin Saturday, with a 1,000-person "die-in" at the U.S.
Capitol led by current and former American troops and accompanied by taps
and a mock 21-gun salute.
 
The die-in will be the culmination of a march and rally. Organizers hope the
event will spur people in the antiwar movement to move from protesting to
performing acts of civil disobedience that "get in the way of the war
machine," said Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition,
at a news conference yesterday at the National Press Club.
 
The group’s permit with the U.S. Park Police is for 10,000 people, a source
said, but ANSWER, which stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism,
expects tens of thousands, Becker said. More than 1,000 people had signed up
on the group’s Web site as of yesterday to lie down at the die-in, he said,
which is meant to represent Americans, Iraqis and others who have died in
the war. Organizers expect the number to double or triple by Saturday.
 
Daily antiwar events are planned from Saturday through Friday. War opponents
are scheduled to go to Washington area military recruitment centers Monday
to try to shut them down. On Wednesday, "Pentagon Outreach Day," Iraq
veterans plan to walk through the Pentagon wearing antiwar T-shirts and
talking about the conflict.
 
Some of the Sept. 12 press conference participants
 
Across the country, war opponents are being encouraged to visit their
congressional representatives’ hometown offices and not leave until someone
"gives them an explanation about the war," Becker said.
 
Protesters are to start gathering about 10 a.m. Saturday along the north
side of the White House, in Lafayette Square. The official rally will be
from noon to 1:30 p.m. Demonstrators will march down Pennsylvania Avenue to
the Capitol, where the die-in is to take place. Police said there will be
rolling street closures along Pennsylvania Avenue.
 
The route will cross the jurisdictions of the U.S. Park Police, D.C. police
and Capitol Police, which said they are beefing up patrols in preparation
for arrests.
 
Two counterprotest groups, the Gathering of Eagles, made up of Vietnam
veterans, and the D.C. chapter of the conservative group Free Republic, also
have permits. They plan to rally at 9:30 a.m. on the Mall at Seventh Street
NW and later line Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Seventh and 10th streets.
 
At a news conference Monday, Gathering of Eagles spokesman Kristinn Taylor
said the group’s purpose is "to not allow this generation of America’s
servicemen and women to be betrayed on the battlefield and at home, as
happened during and after the Vietnam War."
 
But at the ANSWER news conference yesterday, Carlos Arredondo, whose son
Alex was killed in Iraq in 2004, said, "My passport says ‘We the people,’
and we the people are responsible for stopping this madness." Arredondo held
a folded U.S. flag in one hand and his open passport in the other.
 
Other speakers included antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan and Adam Kokesh,
co-chairman of Iraq Veterans Against the War.
 
The antiwar movement "is far from where Bush would like you to think we are,
that we are the fringe. They are the fringe. We are the mainstream," said
Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society’s Freedom
Foundation, which encourages Muslim civic participation.
 
War opponents have carried out acts of civil disobedience since the war
began, but Becker said the die-in will be different because it was conceived
by and will be led by Iraq war veterans and their families.
 
Please make a donation
 
Many members of ImpeachBush.org have made a generous donation without which
we could not succeed. We still need to raise tens of thousands of dollars in
the next few days. If you have never made a donation, now is the time. If
you have made a contribution before, and can do so again, it would be
greatly appreciated. Please click this link to make an online donation or to
find information to write a check.  
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