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Sept. 24 - 26, 2005 - "End the War!" D.C. Mobilization

Friday - Monday, September 23 - 26, 2005

The D.C. Mobilization to End the War on Iraq!

Join United for Peace and Justice, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, the Indiana Peace and Justice Network, CodePink, the ANSWER Coalition, SeptemberAction, and hundreds of thousands of others in Washington, D.C. for four massive days of action against the war!
This mobilization
is shaping up to be the capital city's largest
anti-war action since the Vietnam War.


Events planned include:
on Friday, Sept. 23: kick-off actions, vigils, and benefit concert

on Saturday, Sept. 24: a massive march, and a rally, Peace and Justice Festival and free evening concert ~
“Operation Ceasefire” http://www.opceasefire.org/
at the Washington Monument

on Sunday, Sept. 25: an interfaith religious service, Peace and Justice Festival, and day of grassroots direct action and lobbying trainings

and on Monday, Sept. 26: a large-scale grassroots lobbying day and numerous mass non-violent direct actions and civil disobedience actions.

For more information, see:
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/septmobe
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/codepink/signUp.jsp?key=443 http://www.internationalanswer.org/
http://www.septemberaction.org/cs/

Bus transportation has been organized from Indiana to D.C. for the activities on Saturday, September 24, 2005.

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, the bus will stop in Bloomington around 6:00 pm to pick up activists from Bloomington, Terre Haute, Evansville, and other areas.
The bus will leave for Washington, D.C. from Indianapolis about 8:00 pm Friday, September 23.

The bus will return to Bloomington and Indianapolis about 12 noon on Sunday, September 25.

Tickets: $100
per person (roundtrip) or
$80
for students, seniors, & unemployed persons.

The first 55 passenger bus is now filled. A second bus or van will be
obtained if enough people send in their money in the next week.

The deadline has been extended.
Full payment is now due by September 17, 2005.

Make checks payable to the Indiana Peace and Justice Network.

Send your reservation and payment to:

IPJN
c/o Julie Fernatt
190 Carmelview Dr.
Carmel, IN  46032

Limited tickets may be available for those cannot afford them. Please contact us.

To contact the IPJN about D.C., email: peacefulbus@yahoo.com or call (317) 816-9112.

*** For those interested in committing to Congressional lobbying and/or direct action on Monday, Sept. 26
,
contact BPACpeace@hotmail.com for discussing other transportation options.

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More than two years after the illegal and immoral U.S. invasion of Iraq, the nightmare continues. More than 1,880 U.S. soldiers have died, at least another 15,000 have been wounded; even the most conservative estimates of Iraqi deaths number in the tens of thousands. Iraq, a once sovereign nation, now lies in ruins under the military and corporate occupation of the United States; U.S. promises to rebuild have not been kept and Iraqis still lack food, water, electricity, and other basic needs.

A majority of Americans believe that this war never should have happened, but our elected representatives in Washington continue to rubber-stamp the Bush Administration's disastrous Iraq policies. They have given military recruiters nearly unrestricted access to our schools -- and the Pentagon nearly unrestricted access to our tax dollars. At a time when our vital social programs are eroding or completely decimated, an overwhelming majority in Congress recently approved Bush's request for an additional $82 billion in war funding, and there's already talk of another $50 billion appropriation this fall. It's time to hold all pro-war politicians accountable for the deaths, the destruction, the lies, and the toll on our communities!

Join UFPJ and BPAC in Washington, D.C. for three massive days of action against the war: a major march, rally, and Peace and Justice festival on Saturday, September 24; an interfaith religious service and day of grassroots trainings on Sunday, September 25; and a large-scale grassroots lobbying day and mass nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience on Monday, September 26.

From every corner of this country, people will travel to Washington to bring our demands directly to the policymakers responsible for this unjust war. These three days of actions will send a clear message to the White House and Congress: The Iraq war must end. It's time to bring all the troops home, leaving no U.S. military bases behind, and to stop the corporate theft of Iraq's resources. Instead of draining our national treasury for endless war, we demand that our tax dollars be used to repair the damage done to Iraq and to fund services in our communities. We call for an immediate end to our government's assault on immigrants, the unethical pressures on our young people to join the military, and the undermining of democracy through relentless attacks on everyone's basic rights.

The D.C. anti-war mobilization will coincide with the meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, whose economic policies place corporate profits ahead of basic human needs worldwide. We will speak out against the corporate theft of Iraq's resources and the decimation of the Iraqi economy through privatization and "free trade."

See  http://www.unitedforpeace.org

BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW! Leave no bases behind! End the military and corporate occupation of Iraq!

Join these days of action to stop this war, and help prevent any new wars!




 


Send calendar info to BPACpeace@hotmail.com

If your announcement is
for immediate release, please put 'Peace Alert'
in the subject line.

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Regularly scheduled events:

Regular BPAC meetings and events:

1st Monday of every month 6:00 pm
BPAC meeting in Room 1-C of the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana

every Wednesday - 5:00 pm Peace Vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square, Bloomington, Indiana

every Saturday - 12:00 noon Counter-recruiting and Anti-war Demonstration at the Indiana National Guard Recruiting Office, Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Indiana

Saturdays, 10:00 am -12:00 n BPAC distributes Peace literature at the Bloomington Farmer's Market (May through October).


Related events:

every Saturday 6:00 pm Peace Vigil at the Nashville, Indiana Courthouse.

On the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm: Cubamistad meets. Open to all interested in normalizing relations with Cuba. For info email Cyndi Roberts-Hall. Location: Monroe County Public Library, Room 1A.

On the third Thursday of each month, Congregations for Peace (CPAX) meets at 1:00 pm. in the library of the First United Church, 2420 E. Third Street. CPAX is an interfaith organization of laity, clergy and congregations in Bloomington witnessing to the belief that peace with justice is central to God's will for the world. It acts as a clearinghouse and linkage for religiously oriented peace ideas and activities in local congregations and the wider community. Everyone is welcome. Email Aase with questions.


On the second Friday of the month: Poets for Peace meet at the Runcible Spoon, 412 E. 6th St. at 7:00 pm.

On the last day of each month, 7:00-8:00 am.: Prayer For Peace. People from all over the world have decided to get together and pray on this date and time (12:00 PM GMT). This event is nondenominational, all are welcome! First United Church, 2420 E. Third Street, Bloomington. Email Aase with questions.

 

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Dear Mr. Ashcroft,

I have taped the duck. Please let me know what else I can do to keep my family safe.