Monday, September 26, 2005

Civil Disobedience in DC

I just heard Amy Goodman say that there were 40 arrests in front of the Pentagon this morning during the War Resistors' League protest. On DC Indymedia's web-page you can see continuing live updates. The last post I found there described 25 arrests.
The big UFPJ CD action, in which Cindy Sheehan will participate will be at 12:30 today in front of the White House. 6 Mass Civil Disobedience Action Against the Iraq War. The Press release was on the indymedia newswire:

Cindy Sheehan to Join Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at the White House on Monday, Sept. 26
Sept. 25, 2005 Andrea Buffa (510) 325-3653
Alicia Sexton (818) 442-1463


Cindy Sheehan to Join Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at the White House on Monday, Sept. 26

Hundreds will be arrested as they express their opposition to the Iraq War

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 26, 12:30 PM

WHERE: Lafayette Park entrance to the White House

WHAT: In the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., hundreds of people from throughout the United States will participate in a nonviolent civil disobedience action on Monday, Sept. 26 at the White House. Cindy Sheehan will participate in the action and risk arrest as will members of the clergy and other military families.

Through the civil disobedience action, the participants will remember and mourn the precious lives lost on both sides of the war in Iraq while firmly placing the blame for the carnage and suffering on the Bush administration. The participants will insist that the President end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home, and are willing to go to jail if the President does not agree to their demands.

Also on Monday, nearly 1,000 people will be lobbying their Senators and Representatives, imploring them to end the war and bring the troops home. The war in Iraq has taken the lives of more than 1,900 US soldiers and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis. One billion dollars per week are spent on the war that could otherwise pay for housing, education, healthcare and other services needed in the US and in Iraq as well. There were no links between Iraq and Sept 11, nor were there any weapons of mass destruction.


Anonymous said...

saw that cindy sheehan was busted at the sit-in.

in bush's america one should be arrested when your child dies in a govt botched invasion-oil heist, right?

Anonymous said...

The handful of pro-war demonstrators, outnumbered about 200 to 1, are getting equal time in the corporate media.