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August 6, 2005 George W. Bush told the world that the parents of fallen heroes in Iraq could rest assured their lived ones died for a noble cause. Gold Star Families for Peace founder, Cindy Sheehan traveled to Crawford, Texas to ask the president what "noble cause" our fallen soldiers died for. Bush has refused to meet and Cindy has refused to leave. Since August 6, 2005 Operation Noble Cause has grown from a one woman operation to a massive campaign involving more than seven hundred people.


Operation Noble Cause (Expeditionary): Iraq Veterans are encouraged to volunteer for service in Crawford, TX for a period of three to five days. Airfare, campsite, and rations will be provided.

Operation Noble Cause (Service): Anyone not available to travel can support Operation Noble Cause in a variety of other ways:

Write a letter to your Senator or Representative urging him/her to issue public statements urging the president to meet with Cindy.
Call the Whitehouse Comment line 202-456-1111 and say "Meet with Cindy."
E-mail the Whitehouse at and say the same three words.
Drive with your headlights on during the day and place a sign saying "Hey, George Meet with Cindy!" on your windshield to show solidarity.
Organize a vigil or street side protest in your community to show support.
Donate equipment from the list below by contacting us at
Donate funds to Iraq Veterans Against the War at www.IVAW.Net or to the Crawford Peace House at WWW.Crawfordpeacehouse.Org.


Though there is no specific "gear list" for those participating in Operation Noble Cause. However, the following equipment is suggested/needed:

1. Military spec General Purpose Tent.

2. Military Spec Shelter Halves w/ poles, spikes and guidelines.

3. Sleeping Bag/Pillow

4. Insect repellant

5. Sun Block

6. Sunglasses


There have been little or no meaningful counter protests. Though a few people with obviously opposite opinions have been active in the area the actions have been very small in number and have lasted only a few minutes.


Veterans able to travel to Crawford can contact Tim Goodrich at (760)994-6700 for travel arrangements.

Material Support can be made via WWW.IVAW.Net or by e-mail to IVAW@IVAW.Net.

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Dear Veterans thank you so much,it was veterans who ended the
war in Vietnam, We support you

Dear Veterans thank you so much,it was veterans who ended the
war in Vietnam, We support you

Right on. What have we got to lose. The armed forces aren't the only one press ganged into the "War on Terror" and Uncle Sam isn't even giving us civilians a paycheck. And without universal healthcare you had better not get wounded. I spent 8 years having to obey orders in the U.S. Marines. Now, I WANT to follow the noble cause of PEACE and JUSTICE for all. Aye, aye. Sir. Where do I sign up!

Just for the record, driving w/ your lights on uses more gasoline. Might want to rethink this one.

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Speaking Events

Jan 19-22: Washington, D.C.: Non-Violent Protest Anti War/Anti Nuke on Inauguration Day and on Facebook

January 29: David Swanson speaking in Arlington, Va.

February David Swanson debating a war supporter in Boston, Mass.

April 7-9: Huntsville, Alabama: 25th Annual Space Organizing Conference & Protest

May or June: UNAC's annual conference in Richmond, Va. April 29: possible multi-issue protest in DC.

August 2-6: Democracy Convention in Minneapolis.

Find more events here.


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