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Bring Them Home Now Tour
From Camp Casey, Crawford to Washington DC

By BringThemHomeTour.org

Saturday 26 August 2005
1:04 AM

As the death toll in Iraq rises, Cindy Sheehan’s vigil near President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of Americans. Bush’s approval rating is falling. The voice of military families, who have lost loved ones and those with loved ones in harm’s way or about to deploy, can activate the American people. The voice of veterans, both of this war and of previous wars will also build the movement to end the war. Together these critical voices can demand that President Bush make the decision now to bring the troops home.

On August 31st, the last day of the encampment, the Bring Them Home Now Tour will launch three buses from Crawford, Texas, each carrying military and Gold Star families, veterans of the Iraq War and veterans of previous wars. These buses will travel different routes across the country, converging in Washington, DC on September 21, for the United for Peace and Justice Mobilization September 24th-26th.

The tour will amplify the voice of Gold Star families, who show the devastating human cost of this war; the voice of military families, for whom each and every day that this war continues brings the potential for the most devastating of consequences; and the voice of veterans, who can share the ground truth about war and the impact on those who were sent off to fight it.

Over the course of the tour, members of the sponsoring organizations will reach out to military families, veterans, and concerned citizens in cities and towns in the heartland, the north, and the south. The Tour will spread the truth about the war in Iraq, mobilize people to Washington DC for September 24-26th and ask Congressional decision-makers the hard questions Cindy has asked President Bush and to learn what our elected representatives are doing to bring this war to an end.

The Bring Them Home Now Tour is sponsored by Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans For Peace

Tour Demands:

  • Elected Representatives Decide Now to Bring the Troops Home
  • We Take Care of Them When They Get Here
  • We Never Again Send Our Loved Ones to War Based on Lies!

Tour Schedule:

CENTRAL TOUR

Dallas, TX: Wed, Aug. 31st
Little Rock, AR: Thu, Sep. 1st
Memphis, TN: Fri, Sep. 2nd
St. Louis, MO: Sat, Sep. 3rd - Sun, Sep. 4th
Indianapolis, IN: Mon, Sep. 5th - Tue, Sep. 6th
Columbus, OH: Wed, Sep. 7th - Thu, Sep. 8th
Cleveland, OH: Fri, Sep. 9th
Pittsburgh, PA: Sun, Sep. 11th - Tue, Sep. 13th
Philadelphia, PA: Thu, Sep. 15th - Sat, Sep. 17th
Trenton, NJ: Sun, Sep. 18th
Baltimore, MD: Tue, Sep. 20th

NORTHERN TOUR

Kansas City, MO: Thu, Sep. 1st
Wichita, KS: Thu, Sep. 1st
Des Moines, IA: Fri, Sep. 2nd
Minneapolis, MN: Sat, Sep. 3rd
Madison, WI: Sun, Sep. 4th
Chicago, IL: Tue, Sep. 6th - Wed, Sep. 7th
Toledo, OH: Thu, Sep. 8th - Fri, Sep. 9th
Detroit, MI: Sat, Sep. 10th - Sun, Sep. 11th
Buffalo, NY: Mon, Sep. 12th
Syracuse, NY: Tue, Sep. 13th
Albany, NY: Wed, Sep. 14th
Amherst, MA: Thu, Sep. 15th
Boston, MA: Sat, Sep. 17th - Sun, Sep. 18th
New Haven, CT: Sun, Sep. 18th
New York City, NY: Sun, Sep. 18th - Mon, Sep. 19th

SOUTHERN TOUR

Austin, TX: Wed, Aug. 31st
Houston, TX: Fri, Sep. 2nd
New Orleans, LA: Sat, Sep. 3rd - Sun, Sep. 4th
Mobile, AL: Mon, Sep. 5th
Tallahassee, FL: Tue, Sep. 6th
Montgomery, AL: Thu, Sep. 8th
Atlanta, GA: Sat, Sep. 10th - Sun, Sep. 11th
Savannah, GA: Mon, Sep. 12th
Columbia, SC: Tue, Sep. 13th - Wed, Sep. 14th
Fayetteville, NC: Thu, Sep. 15th
Raleigh-Durham, NC: Sat, Sep. 17th
Richmond, VA: Mon, Sep. 19th

For more information go to BringThemHomeTour.org.

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Go to the following web sit for a reasoned and eloquent argument for immediate withdrawl, by Alan Brock. We are not the solution to Iraq's problems, we are the problem!

http://www.antiwar.com/bock/?articleid=7099

Yes please, in the name of all that's merciful, whether you're appalled by their needless sacrifice or by the atrocities being committed in your name, bring them home!

Think of the soldiers like Sgt Jimmy Massey. -- Think of civilians like the residents of Fallujah. -- Think of the children like 'Crispy Critters'. Think of whatever horror moves you most, but END IT NOW!

So help me, if I see one more vacuous "Support The Troops" sticker posted anywhere in favor of this ongoing carnage, I think I'm gonna puke.

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