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Encampment challenges Congress to Stop Funding the War! September 24, 2007 1:50 AM

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 September 24, 2007 1:42 AM

Actions during the Encampment will include:
•    Nightly concerts, including hip-hop, jazz, soul, folk, and spoken word
•    Daily protests, including direct actions
•    Reports from the massive protests to Free the Jena 6
•    Youth protests and civil disobedience
•    A report from the Katrina/Rita Tribunal, held in New Orleans on the second anniversary of the Katrina disaster
•    Teach-ins, panels, and planning sessions
•    A Friday night vigil featuring the cast from SiCKO, in remembrance of all who have died from lack of health care
•    Actions in support of immigrant rights and political prisoners

For an updated schedule see http://www.troopsoutnow.org.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! The costs of running a 24-hour encampment, ending in a mass march, are enormous, from the cost of the portable toilets, scaffolding and generators, to the cost of feeding the participants, to the cost of producing placards and banners for the various activities throughout the week. Please help support the efforts of the many people who have and will be taking time off from work and school to demand an end to racist war and repression at home and abroad.




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 September 24, 2007 1:41 AM

Encampment to Stop the War
Activists at the Encampment raising the banner in front of the Capitol, September 22.
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Encampment challenges Congress to Stop Funding the War! September 24, 2007 1:39 AM

Encampment challenges Congress to Stop Funding the War!
 




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Activists converge for Encampment to Stop the War
Encampment to Stop the War
Vernon Hoffman, Michelle Darr, Tala, Willow and Grace bicycled all the way from Portland, Oregon to join the Encampment to Stop the War. They will be with us all week and will participate in the national march on September 29.  Pictured:Willow and Grace.

Anti-war activists, veterans, military families, and community organizers from across the U.S. have arrived for the Encampment to Stop the War directly in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C., which began on Saturday.

People have traveled from as far away as Oregon, Florida, and Maine to participate in the Encampment. One family rode 4,500 miles on bicycles. Code Pink and the Green Party have pitched their tents.
Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War have arrived in a large bus that will remain in front of the encampment for the week. Signs on the bus read, "Don't attack Iran" and "Impeach Bush." More organizers will be arriving throughout the week
(see photos and updates at http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com).

The Encampment is timed to coincide with the expiration of the current round of funding for the war and the ongoing debates in Congress. The last appropriations passed by Congress are due to expire on October 1.

Larry Holmes of the Troops Out Now Coalition expressed why so many felt the urgent need to protest here this week: "Congress was elected with a clear mandate to bring the troops home. All we've seen so far are delaying tactics and political theater. The Democrats in Congress could stop funding the war today if they decided to. They could keep a funding bill from ever coming to the floor, because they're in the leadership. We're here to demand that they do what they were
Encampment to Stop the War
Activists at the Encampment raising the banner in front of the Capitol, September 22.
elected to do--cut the funding and bring the troops home now. We'll be here all week with banners, placards, and protests to stop the war at home and abroad."

Actions during the Encampment will include:
•    Nightly concerts, including hip-hop, jazz, soul, folk, and spoken word
•    Daily protests, including direct actions
•    Reports from the massive protests to Free the Jena 6
•    Youth protests and civil disobedience
•    A report from the Katrina/Rita Tribunal, held in New Orleans on the second anniversary of the Katrina disaster
•    Teach-ins, panels, and planning sessions
•    A Friday night vigil featuring the cast from SiCKO, in remembrance of all who have died from lack of health care
•    Actions in support of immigrant rights and political prisoners

For an updated schedule see http://www.troopsoutnow.org.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! The costs of running a 24-hour encampment, ending in a mass march, are enormous, from the cost of the portable toilets, scaffolding and generators, to the cost of feeding the participants, to the cost of producing placards and banners for the various activities throughout the week. Please help support the efforts of the many people who have and will be taking time off from work and school to demand an end to racist war and repression at home and abroad.


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 August 02, 2007 6:35 PM

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 July 28, 2007 2:13 PM

<<<---We are NOT pushing hard enough.--->>>

That's what I said and it's true.

Now, I know there are tons of us working countless hours.

But, it's not moving like it needs to.

Please, not only do more, but figure out new ways to
engage new people and get people acting.

Here's a few great videos of some of the spirit we all need, please watch and click on the links and spread
this stuff everywhere.

Thanks peoples,
Rats

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WASrQFg8o

2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QZ6Nrt7MTs

3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUkP0taab8




Impeach:










Contact your representatives:








Contact media:



 

Troops Resist:

 


 

 

March on Washington September 15th:






March on Washington September 29th:






Thanks,


Rats

PS, This is what I think of Bush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZx0v_6HEDg


 


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"Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.

But silence is impossible.
Silence screams.
Silence is a message,
just as doing nothing is an act.
Let who you are ring out & resonate
in every word & every deed.
Yes, become who you are.
There's no sidestepping your own being
or your own responsibility.
What you do is who you are.
You are your own
comeuppance.
You become your own message.
You are the
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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

---Leonard Peltier
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 July 25, 2007 10:57 PM

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Troops Out Now Coalition........... July 25, 2007 10:55 PM

Troops Out Now Coalition

SEPTEMBER 29 - MARCH ON WASHINGTON -
STOP THE WAR!

Momentum Grows for Sept 29 in Washington and Los Angeles!
41 Organizing Centers in 23 States! (see list below)
Over 60 Buses planned!
Over 1000 endorsers! (see below)
Download Flyers Now! (see flyer below)

to help organize buses for September 29

Momentum is growing for the National March on September 29 and the Encampment to Stop the War during the week of September 22-29.

In the past few days, hundreds of new endorsers have signed on, and new organizing centers are being formed all over the country. As of today, TONC now has 41 Organizing Centers in 23 states. We already have information on at least 60 buses that are mobilizing to come to September 29.

Stop the War at Home and Abroad!
Bring the Troops Home Now!
Impeach Bush & Cheney for War Crimes!

updated list of endorsers

We have a lot of work ahead of us in the less than 8 weeks before the beginning of the Encampment in front of Congress beginning on September 22 and the March on September 29, and we need your help:

If there is not a local organizing center in your area (see list), please consider organizing a bus, van, or car caravan. We can help - contact us and sign up to be an organizing center at http://www.troopsoutnow.org/sept2207volunteer.shtml

If you would like to volunteer to help with outreach or to help during the Encampment and March, contact us at: http://www.troopsoutnow.org/sept2207volunteer.shtml

Download leaflets at http://troopsoutnow.org/S29now.pdfand distribute them in your school, workplace, union hall, community center, church or mosque, etc.



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 July 23, 2007 8:52 PM

Monday, September 17
Peoples March Inside Congress

Assemble at 9:00 am in the cafeteria of the Rayburn House Office Building (House of Representatives). The lead organizing group for this action is CODEPINK.

Monday, September 17
National Truth in Recruiting Day
In Washington DC, people will dispatch in teams to recruitment centers to tell the truth and counter the lies of the recruiters. Teams will dispatch from 7 am to 1 pm at Union Station in Washington DC. For those who have had to return to their cities, actions will take place all day long at local recruitment centers. The lead organizing group for this action will be Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). [Read a letter from Adam Kokesh of Iraq Veterans Against the War about the National Truth in Recruiting Day.]

Tuesday, September 18
Congressional Challenge Day
A broad spectrum of people from around the country will fill the halls and offices of Congress to tell members of Congress to stop funding the war right now. The lead organizing group for this action is Grassroots America. Tina Richards, mother of Iraq war veteran Cloy Richards and CEO of Grassroots America, writes that September 18 "is the day we throw the gauntlet down. We will challenge our government to fulfill the mandate of the people. We do not want a new direction into Iraq as Senate Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi is fond of saying. We will tell them: 'End the War NOW!' So join me on September 18, 2007, as we challenge our leaders to do the will of the American people." [Read a letter from Tina Richards about the Congressional Challenge Day.]

Wednesday, September 19
Direct Action
More details coming soon.

Thursday, September 20
Veterans lobbying day
More details coming soon. The lead organizing groups for this action will be Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).

Friday, September 21
National Moratorium Day
Actions will take place around the country. Information: IraqMoratorium.org.

Be sure to check out www.Sept15.org!


Please make a donation today

Please make an urgently needed donation today. We must immediately raise funds to pay for buses, posters, leaflets, stickers, sound, stage and the many other expenses associated with a mass, grassroots organizing campaign. We have succeeded in making this movement grow because of the financial donations from you and thousands of others. Please make a much needed online donation, or learn how you can contribute by check, by clicking this link now.

Be sure to check out www.Sept15.org!



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 July 23, 2007 8:52 PM

Saturday, September 15
Mass March on Washington & Die-In led by Iraq Veterans

  • People will begin assembling at the White House in the late morning. There will not be an opening rally. A march will form with the front contingent of Iraq war veterans, family members of soldiers and marines, and other veterans. When the march arrives at Congress, the Iraq Veterans Against the War and family members will be the leadership of a mass die-in symbolizing the deaths of an estimated 4,000 U.S. servicemembers. A powerful representation of the death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis will be the other central component of this dramatic confrontation with Congress at the time that they will be debating spending another $100 billion to sustain the criminal occupation of Iraq.
  • The Die-In is a civil disobedience action that will involve at least 4,000 people who are able to risk arrest.
  • There will be a permitted rally taking place simultaneously with the Die-In. All those who cannot afford to risk arrest will be able to participate in the permitted rally that will take place on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building.

Sunday, September 16
National Training Session for the other Days of Action

This will be a national meeting that will take place in Washington DC for all those who can remain in DC following the September 15 Mass March and Die-In. This will be a practical preparation for the actions on Monday, September 17 through Friday, September 21. This will be for everyone who can participate in one or more of the follow-up Days of Action.

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Organizations Unite Around
September 15 March on Washington
and Plan "Days of Action"

Dear Steve,

A broad spectrum of national groups have united to mobilize for a massive fall anti-war mobilization called the Days of Action. September 15-21 will be a major showdown in Washington DC at the very moment that the Petraeus Report is released and Congress takes up spending over $100 billion to prolong the war. Launched with a huge March on Washington on Saturday, September 15, led by veterans who have returned from Iraq, there will be seven days of actions to send a shockwave through Washington and the nation with the reverberating demand: End the War Now!

At the July 18 planning meeting held in Washington DC, representatives from Veterans for Peace (VFP), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, National Council of Arab Americans, CODEPINK, Grassroots America, Democracy Rising, Howard University student leaders, ImpeachBush.org, National Lawyers Guild, ANSWER Coalition and others came together to plan a powerful mobilization at this critical moment to bring the war to an end. The groups have all agreed to bring their respective constituencies together and at the meeting made plans for the September 15 March on Washington DC. The march will be led by veterans returned from Iraq and their families, and will include a major and dramatic die-in of thousands. It will be followed by days of protest and direct action which will take place in Washington DC and elsewhere from September 16-21.

On July 18, Cindy Sheehan was on the road in the middle of her Journey for Humanity March, but she too will be with us in Washington DC on September 15. U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) and others in the labor movement are also supporting the September 15 action. Malik Rahim of the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, Ramsey Clark, Howard Zinn, Campus Anti-War Network, and hundreds of other organizations and prominent leaders are also involved in the September 15 March on Washington.

It was decided at the July 18 planning meeting that all organizations would work within a unified structure and framework, and that different organizations would provide leadership and act as the anchor for different parts of the September 15-21 actions. A website has been created to promote the September 15 March and all the other activities that will be organized in Washington DC between September 15-21: www.Sept15.org. An invitation is also open to all other organizations to join in this coalition or to endorse the activities.

Based on the decisions at the July 18 planning meeting and follow-up discussions among the various organizations, the following calendar of events lays out the schedule for September 15-21:

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 July 17, 2007 12:57 PM

2) IVAW DC Chapter launch "Funding the War is Killing the Troops" campaign
Please join Garett Reppenhagen, Adam Kokesh, Rev. Yearwood, and Geoffrey Millard as they announce and kick off this campaign.
Where:  Upper Senate Park, Washington DC
When: July 17, 2:00 PM
What:  Rally to support Iraq Veterans Against the War DC Chapter to kick off campaign, "Funding the War is Killing the Troops."  Directly following Rally, IVAW will deliver flags to Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Steney Hoyer, and Majority Whip James Clyburn.

3) July 23rd march with Cindy Sheehan from Arlington Cemetery to the Capitol, where there will be an impeachment rally

4) July 24th Rally on Capitol Hill
Veterans for Peace, Grassroots America

5) Swarm on Congress Summer: Participate in workshops, sit-ins, hearings, etc.
From now until July 31
Organized by Grassroots America

6) Sept 15: March on Washington: End the War Now!
March on the White House and Congress!

Turn Up the Heat in DC when General Petraeus is scheduled to report to Congress on the "surge."
Initiated by the ANSWER Coalition, endorsed by hundreds of organizations and individuals. To see a partial list, click on this link.

7) Sept 16 National Organizers Meeting and Training Session to Turn Up the Heat

8) Sept 17-20 Turn Up the Heat Days of Action in Washington DC
Demand an immediate end to the war in the halls and offices of Congress

9) Sept 22- 29: Encampment in Washington DC
Organized by TONC

10) October 20-27 regional and local demonstrations against the war
organized by UFPJ, ANSWER Coalition and others

Please make an urgently needed donation to help sustain the antiwar movement.




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National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
New York City: 212-694-8720
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San Francisco: 415-821-6545
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We need everyone who has stood against this war to begin making plans now, organizing their friends, families and co-workers to be part of this mass assembly on September 15. Click here for flyers, transportation sign up. Many people will remain in Washington on September 16-20 to Turn Up the Heat as the politicians and Congress “debate” war funding following the issuance of the Petraeus report. The war must end now, and we must do all we can to make that happen. 

Make a Donation Today - We Can't Do It Without You
Your financial donation is needed today to build this demonstration and make it successful. We do not have corporate or foundation backers and rely on people like you and hundreds of volunteers committed to ending the war. Please help now by clicking to make a tax-deductible online donation through our secure server, or for information to write a check. We are printing buses, posters, leaflets, stickers, sound, stage and the many other expenses associated with a mass, grassroots organizing campaign.

To become an endorser of the Sept. 15 March on Washington, click this link.

To become a transportation center for the Sept. 15 March on Washington, please click on this link.


Calendar of actions 

1) Cindy Sheehan's Walk for Humanity: Walk Route

Date                Leave                     Arrive

July 10             Crawford Tx             Houston Tx
July 11             Houston Tx.             New Orleans La.
July 12             New Orleans La.      Montgomery Al.
July 13             Montgomery Al.       Ft. Benning Ga,
July 14             Ft. Benning Ga         Atlanta Ga.
July 15             Atlanta Ga.               Gainsville Ga.
July 16             Ganisville Ga.           Clemson SC
July 17             Clemson SC             Charlotte NC
July 18             Charlotte NC            Greensboro NC
July 19             Greensboro NC        Lynchburg VA
July 20             Lynchburg VA          Charlottesville Va
July 21             Charlottesville Va.    Richmond Va.
July 22             Richmond Va.           Arlington Va
July 23             Arlington Cem          White House/ Capital
July 23             Washington DC        Philadelphia PA.
July 24             Philadelphia PA        Allentown PA
July 25             Allentown PA          New York City NY
July 26             United Nations Action
July 27             Begin to Gather at Central Park
July 28             TBA
July 29             Gathering of Hearts Fest Central Park


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    USLAW, Veterans for Peace back Sept. 15 march

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    September 15 in Washington, DC is becoming the biggest showdown between the major contending forces in the Iraq War.  

    The future of the Iraq war is at a tipping point. 

    A warmongering president is politically isolated and is planning to use the September 15 Petraeus report from the Pentagon to justify the continuation of the war in Iraq. On the other side, millions of people are angrily demanding an immediate end to the war.  

    September 15, 2007 will be remembered as a moment of decision. The future of Iraq and the fate of US soldiers and marines hangs in the balance. There is really just one issue: will the people of the United States take to the streets and prove that they have the capacity to stop a government carrying out criminal activity in their names.  

    The support for the September 15 March on Washington is immense.  

    New September 15 endorsers include the national Veterans For Peace (VFP), USLAW (U.S. Labor Against the War), Iraq Veterans Against the War Chair Garett Reppenhagen, Tina Richards and Grassroots America, Campus Anti-War Network (CAN), Pam Africa, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising and hundreds of others from veterans groups, and student, labor organizations, civil rights and environmental organizations. They join with Howard Zinn, Ramsey Clark, the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Cindy Sheehan, Mounzer Sleiman of the National Council of Arab Americans, Cynthia McKinney, Father Roy Bourgeois and Eric LeCompte of the School of Americas Watch, Jonathan Hutto and Liam Madden of Appeal for Redress, Malik Rahim, Code Pink, ImpeachBush.org, National Lawyers Guild, Latino Movement USA, and hundreds of others.


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    PLEASE GO HERE TO READ HER BLOG ON THIS!! July 09, 2007 1:41 PM

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    MARCHES on Washington (most recent listed 1st NOW) June 29, 2007 12:31 PM

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    Please click on the link below for information on September 15 2007 Peace Events and more info on the joining of all different groups to achieve real change.

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