Monday, July 25, 2005

“IRAQ 2005: Ending the U.S. Occupation!”
Multi-media Presentation

On June 28, 2005, President George W. Bush addressed the military and the nation from Fort Bragg, North Carolina: “Some contend that we should set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces … Setting an artificial timetable would send the wrong message to the Iraqis, who need to know that America will not leave before the job is done ... Our mission in Iraq is clear.”

We ask:
What is ‘The Mission' in Iraq?
Are U.S. troops in Iraq protecting Iraqis or Americans?
Can 'the terrorists' be defeated in Iraq?
Is the world a safer place because of U.S. forces in Iraq?
Is the tide turning, in Congress and among the general public, against the continuing U.S. military presence in Iraq?
What about the 'coalition of the willing'?
What can you do?

Learn how you can make a difference in bringing an end to the U.S. military occupation of Iraq, and help bring U.S. troops home.

This program will be both informational and organizational, drawing activists, organizers, and the average citizen into the crucial campaign to engender support for Congressional Resolutions calling for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

The program will include a multi-media presentation with speakers and the Bloomington premiere of the new film --

“Falluja: April 2004”

This revealing documentary by Japanese documentary filmmaker Toshikuni Doi, released in May 2005, investigates the human toll of the U.S. military's bombardment, invasion, and seige of Falluja, Iraq in April 2004.

Organizers from around the state are highly encouraged to attend and participate!

Sponsored by Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

Time: 7:00 – 8:45 pm

Location: Monroe Co. Public Library Auditorium

303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington



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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

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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