Saturday, April 29, 2006
"Peace, Justice, and Democracy"
Mobilization in New York City
350,000 March for Peace, Justice and Democracy
On April 29, 2006, the streets of New York City echoed with the chants, songs and shouts of at least 350,000 people from across the United States. Mobilized around the calls to end the war in Iraq, to say no to any attack on Iran, and to support the rights and dignity of all people, including immigrants and women, the marchers brought a renewed urgency to the clear demand for change. The march featured the largest antiwar labor contingent in US history.
Thanks to all of you who came out to march and to those of you who contributed your solidarity and support from across the country and around the world. Click here for video highlights from the march and festival.
End the war in Iraq -- Bring all our troops home now!
No war on Iran!
Stand up for immigrant and women's rights!
A Massive, Vibrant, Powerful Call for Change:
It should be magnificent: sunny skies, pleasant temperatures (low 60s), and a massive crowd this Saturday at the March for Peace, Justice and Democracy in New York City.
April 29 will be a powerful opportunity to raise our voices in favor of immediate withdrawal from Iraq -- and the first real opportunity to come together in large numbers to say no to war on Iran. Click here for more details of the day's events.
Assemble: 22nd Street and Broadway, 10:30AM onward
March: At noon down Broadway to Foley Square
Grassroots action festival: 1:00-6:00PM, Foley Square
Maps and details | Contingent assembly areas
Watch and listen to a message from Rev. Jesse Jackson on the importance of marching together on April 29!
YOU CAN HELP MAKE THE MARCH FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY
A GREAT SUCCESS!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2006
NEW YORK CITY
Unite for change -- let's turn our country around!
Too much is too wrong in this country. We have a foreign policy that is foreign to our core values, and domestic policies wreaking havoc at home.
The times are urgent and we must act!
- No more never-ending oil wars!
- Protect our civil liberties & immigrant rights. End illegal spying, government corruption and the subversion of our democracy.
- Rebuild our communities, starting with the Gulf Coast. Stop corporate subsidies and tax cuts for the wealthy while ignoring our basic needs.
- Act quickly to address the climate crisis and the accelerating destruction of our environment.
Our message to the White House and to Congress is clear: Either stand with us or stand aside!
We are coming together to march, to vote, to speak out and to turn our country around!
Are you interested in participating in the April 29th, 2006 demonstration for "Peace, Justice and Democracy" in New York City? (For more information on the demonstration see http://www.april29.org/ )
Travel with us by bus from Indiana to New York City to call for ending the war in Iraq and bringing all our troops home now!
After many unsuccessful attempts to procure transportation, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition and the Indiana Peace and Justice Network now have a reservation with a bus company that will provide us with transportation to New York City. Many have expressed an interest in going but, none have sent in any money, yet. To hold this reservation, we now need a quick response from those who are interested in going.
Here are the details:
-The bus will leave from Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, April 28th, late afternoon, around 4:00 p.m.
-The bus will pick up more people in Indianapolis, Indiana -Arriving in N.Y.C. on the morning of Saturday, April 29th
-Demonstration starts around noon.
-Leaving N.Y.C. around 8:00 p.m. (April 29th)
-Arriving in Indianapolis /Bloomington early afternoon on Sunday, April 30th
Total Costs: $5772 (this includes two drivers) + Parking
Bus Capacity: 47 people With all 47 seats occupied: ~ $130 per person
*** No reduced rates are available.
We need to hear from you by Tuesday night, April 18th, if you wish to be on this bus!
Encourage your friends to travel and participate with you.
BPAC and IPJN do not have the financial means to pay for the bus if it does not fill up. We need to know whether we will have enough people to cover the costs - and we need that information by Tuesday night, April 18th.
If not enough people let us know by midnight Tuesday, the 18th, we will have to cancel our reservation with the Bus Company. And we will not be able to offer dozens of people safe, affordable transportation to one of the largest anti-war demonstrations of 2006.
If enough people sign up to fill the bus, please be prepared to send us your payment immediately. We will have to pay the bus company in full by the end of this week, so we need your check by Friday, April 21st.
We will let you know by Wednesday morning, April 19th, whether you should send payment or not. So please respond quickly, if you intend on going with us to New York City on April 29th!
E-mail your reply to: BPACpeace@hotmail.com
Peace and blessings, Christine Glaser and Timothy Baer
Organizers, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition