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George Bush may want to take a quick vacation somewhere, anywhere, from September 24-26, unless he wants to spend the weekend surrounded by what is shaping up to be the most important demonstration against the Iraq War since he launched the invasion.

The energy was almost palpable at tonight’s meeting of the United for Peace and Justice mobilization for September 24-26. More than two-thirds of the people present were there for the first time, ready to staff up a rich series of marches, concerts, rallies, festivals, and civil disobedience.

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and Gold Start Mother Tia Steele appeared as guest speakers to start off the evening, before getting down to business.

Things kick off on Saturday, September 24 at 11:30 am with a joint rally sponsored by United for Peace & Justice and International ANSWER on the Ellipse. People will start marching at 12:30 PM, ending up back on the grounds of the Washington Monument in the mid-afternoon. At the monument, United Peace & Justice will have a 20-tent Peace and Justice Festival, while nearby Operation Ceasefire, working with United Peace & Justice, will put on a concert going into the early-morning hours on Sunday.

On Sunday, the Peace and Justice Festival will continue, plus training sessions for the two activities planned for Monday, nonviolent civil disobedience at the White House, and lobbying Congress. The theme of the civil disobedience demo is “Remember and Resist,


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For many of us we have not been allowed to grieve...for the loss of our loved ones who have been sent to wars so far away...some never return home and others whose lives are never the same. It is called our Patriotic Duty. While so many never make any sacrifice at all. I believe in giving back to one's country...and that should be shared by all not just the few. Finally, we are able to grieve together thanks to Cindy Sheehan and the Veterans... Finally, we no longer have to be silent. We are still being held in contempt by those who just want to be the cheerleaders of noble causes and false patriotism. Who don't want to pay the price for the VA or jobs for vets or affordable homes for them... Cindy has opened a floodgate from WW11 to Viet Nam to Iraq of suppressed screams that reside in so many of us for so long. Yes, and the guilt for our hanging our heads in shame as if we should not voice our thoughts. We have been divided by the contempt of the warmongers for our pain...the voice of Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly and the right can no longer shame us into silence with their meanness and lack of compassion. Thank you Cindy, Veterans for Peace, Gold Star Families and Iraq Vets for Peace we stand behind you and the boots are on the ground in numbers to big to ignore this is cross generational, cross party lines, cross race and sex...we are not divided...united we stand with the others across borders...the right claims we are aiding the we are aiding the insurgents who are tired of war. No more war.

To notify their democrate's in the congress and senate that the people are tired of not being represented in the cause of Cindy Sheehan. It is time to let them know that we won't stand around and watch them support this evil administration. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THEY DON'T KNOW THAT THEY WERE LIED too by George W Bush, Cheney, Rumsfled and Colin Powell, FOR THE CAUSE OF INVADING IRAQ. I REFUSE TO BELIVE THAT THEY HAVEN'T READ THE "DOWNING STREET MEMO'S". I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THEY DON'T KNOW KARK ROVE AND DICK CHENEY ARE RUNNING THE WHITE HOUSE AND NOT GEORGE W BUSH. Most of all, I refuse to vote to re-elect them again.

Keep the heat on the democratic party. Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton don't represent our views so we should not vote for them.

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