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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,