Many things happening the coming week which could foster change if we can make them popular enough. Apathy, distraction, inattention, and media complicity are still weighing us down. Get the word out. Talk. Get your ride lined up to DC for Sept 24th.
I'll be there and it would be great to have my little voice swimming in a massive sea of other little voices personifying the second hurricane that will bring this administration to accountability.
Excerpts from The Popularity of Peace and Presidents
On September 11, this Sunday, in Washington, D.C., the Pentagon (with funding help from a number of media outlets) and the promise that Troops to Be Kept 'Sterile,' Limited to Preregistered (how American!), will promote the same lies yet again, with a march and a concert attempting to paint the war on Iraq as an appropriate response to the 9-11 attacks. On the same day, a group of hurricane victims plans to establish on public ground in DC a protest encampment called "Bushville," which brings us full circle: victims of the more recent disaster are now protesting the deceitful prolongation and exacerbation of the earlier one.
posted by Cyndy
On September 14, next Wednesday, two events will occur in DC that may generate less notice but offer greater hope, I think, than anything else on the radar screen. One is the House International Relations Committee meeting to vote on a Resolution of Inquiry into Bush's lies about the reasons for war. The second is Congressman Dennis Kucinich's re-introduction of a bill to create a Department of Peace.
On September 15, next Thursday, Democrats and a few brave Republicans will stretch to the limits their willingness to speak truth to power. Lynn Woolsey, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus, will hold a hearing on how to bring the troops home.
It will be interesting to see where the opinion polls move after the coming week of activities, all of which are, however, prelude to a massive mobilization against the war on September 24 in Washington.