Protests on Dec 1st and 2nd, the day of and after the Obama announcement to escalate Afghanistan, are continuing to proliferate.
See below for the protest near you.
http://demdan.org/actions/?id=3563 – White House, DC
http://ny4cg.org/actions/index.php?id=3568 – West Point, NY http://ny4cg.org/actions/?id=3590 – NYC
http://mapjen.org/actions/?id=3567 – Boston, MA
http://demdan.org/actions/?id=3570 – Baltimore, MD http://paactionnetwork.org/announcements/?id=708 – Philadelphia, PA
http://calaction.org/announcements/?id=704 – Berkeley, CA
http://calaction.org/announcements/?id=673 – San Francisco, CA
http://calaction.org/actions/?id=3575 – Los Angeles, CA http://icjpe.org/actions/index.php?id=3413 – Chicago, IL
http://wiscaction.org/actions/?id=3533 – Madison, WI http://wiscaction.org/announcements/?id=696 – Milwaukee, WI
http://michiganpeacenetwork.org/announcements/?id=701 – Detroit, MI http://michiganpeacenetwork.org/actions/?id=3443 – Saginaw, MI
http://ncactionnet.org/actions/?id=3597 – Charlotte, NC
http://ncactionnet.org/actions/?id=3592 – Chapel Hill, NC
http://ncactionnet.org/announcements/?id=689 – Greensboro, NC
http://gpjn.org/actions/?id=3593 – Atlanta, GA
http://vpan.org/announcements/?id=703 – Richmond, VA
http://ohiopeacenetwork.org/actions/?id=3600 – Cleveland, OH
http://cnpjs.org/announcements/?id=710 – Denver, CO http://mpjen.org/actions/?id=3481 – Maine (Bangor & Portland)
http://cripjen.org/announcements/?id=692 – RI & CT (Hartford, New Haven, Prov)
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John Conyers and Cindy-Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan will join other like-minded peace activists to have a presence near the expensive resort on Martha’s Vineyard where President Obama will be vacationing the week of August 23-30.
From her home in California, Ms. Sheehan released this statement:
“There are several things that we wish to accomplish with this protest on Martha’s Vineyard.
First of all, no good social or economic change will come about with the continuation or escalation of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. We simply can’t afford to continue this tragically expensive foreign policy.
Secondly, we as a movement need to continue calling for an immediate end to the occupations even when there is a Democrat in the Oval Office. There is still no Noble Cause no matter how we examine the policies.
Thirdly, the body bags aren’t taking a vacation and as the US led violence surges in Afghanistan and Pakistan, so are the needless deaths on every side.
And, finally, if the right-wing can force the government to drop any kind of public option or government supported health care, then we need to exert the same kind of pressure to force a speedy end to the occupations.”
Cindy Sheehan will arrive on the Vineyard on Tuesday, August 25th.
For more information, or to request an interview with Cindy Sheehan please contact:
To donate to help with logistical support, or to help Cindy and other Gold Star Families (families who have lost loved ones in war) get to Martha’s Vinyard please go to:
Or go to
www.Paypal.com and put in the email: Cindy@CindySheehansSoapbox.com
Mail a check to:
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, LLC
55 Chumasero Dr STE 5D
San Francisco, Ca 94132
Families who oppose the wars and have lost a loved one during the Obama Regime are especially encouraged to attend.
Please forward this far and wide!
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Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2009
Screening of Witness to Hiroshima
6:00 PM Nickelodeon
(937 Main St. (803) 254-3433)
Followed by a talk back led by Michele Mason, assistant professor, Department of Asian and East European Languages and Cultures at the University of Maryland and co-producer of the film.
In Kathy Sloane’s sixteen-minute film, Witness To Hiroshima, Japanese citizen Keiji Tsuchiya, using 12 watercolors he painted in 2001, tells of his experiences in Hiroshima as a 17-year-old soldier during the month immediately following the dropping of the atomic bomb, and relates those experiences to his subsequent life-long commitment to saving the Japanese horseshoe crab and its habitat.
Nagasaki Day, August 9, 2009
Vigil in Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
6:00 PM, Rutledge Chapel
(Horseshoe of University of South Carolina)
Please join us as we commit our hearts, spirits and energy to the achievement of world peace. Let us strive to keep the past from repeating by promising to never forget the misery and destruction that occurred August 6 and 9th, 1945.
For more information call 804-446-2772
Sponsored by Carolina Peace, Columbia Religious Society of Friends, Nickelodeon
Edward Said on Conflicts and Peace, from a public lecture at McGill university in Montreal, Quebec 1996. Le Coin Palestinien.