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Two Dozen People Arrested in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at the White House


Two Dozen People Arrested in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at the White House, Including Cindy Sheehan, Former Diplomat Ann Wright, and Grieving Father Juan Torres

2000 US Deaths in Iraq is 2000 Too Many; It’s Time to Bring the Troops Home

Washington, DC – In the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Marin Luther King Jr, some two-dozen people participated in a nonviolent civil disobedience action today at the White House to express their deeply held belief that the US needs to change course in Iraq. Those arrested included Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed fighting in Iraq in April 2004; Juan Torres, whose son Juan Manuel Torres was killed fighting in Afghanistan; and Ann Wright, a former career US diplomat and military officer.

The arrests took place while over 600 peace events were held in 49 states to honor the more than 2000 US service members killed in Iraq and call for the troops to be brought home from Iraq.

Sheehan said, “There comes a time when we have to break a small law, like sitting down in front of the White House, in order to point out a greater law that’s being broken. I can’t imagine a greater law being broken than a war being waged in our name, whose justifications have proven to be false, and yet goes on and on anyway, taking the lives of thousands of people.

Speaking Events

2016

War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Book Tour

May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
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May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
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May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
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May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Contact Dan Yaseen 559-251-3361, danyaseen@comcast.net
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June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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June 24 Roanoke, Va.
7:30 pm @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015) Contact: plowshare@plowshareva.org


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