[saymaListserv] t r u t h o u t - Hundreds of Thousands Marchagainst the War

Mary Calhoun moriah at preferred.com
Tue Sep 27 11:54:53 JEST 2005

Dear Free and Friends  -- 

I didn't get to go to Washington, but a bit of the march came to me...while I was taking a break Sunday in an Arby's parking lot on the drive home from meeting.  I guess he saw my bumperstickers, and came to ask if I was traveling back from Washington too.  He was from Chattanooga, and concerned that the real numbers of people marching wouldn't be reported by the media.  It started me thinking -- right now, bumperstickers for Fresh Air, Pacifica's Democracy Now, Indy Media, Truthout, and other such voices might be as important as our usual message-stickers.

Mary Calhoun

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: free polazzo 
  To: Atlanta Friends Meeting ; sayma at kitenet.net 
  Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:07 PM
  Subject: [saymaListserv] t r u t h o u t - Hundreds of Thousands Marchagainst the War


  My longtime F/friend Bert Skellie and I travelled to Washington DC to 
  participate in the Anti War Rally in Washington DC, 
  yesterday.   Below is a link to a good story about the 
  protest.   Even mentions Quakers.   There was also people with the 
  Isreali flag  (Shalom) and members of the Chicago based group:  "Not 
  in my Name" hosted a breakfast and marched.  ( 
  www.nimn.org  )   Labor, Bhuddists, Veterans against the War, 
  Socialists, Progressive Democrats, Women in Black, NYC Transit 
  Workers Union, College Students against the war.

  It was interesting that most of the people marching seemed to be over 
  50 years old.    There were some pro war protestors and they were all 
  under 25!    Quite the reverse of the protests I attended against the 
  Vietnam war.

    I saw Cindy Sheehaw walk by our GA Peace Coalition Banner towards 
  the end of the march.  (we were at the back).  She thanked us for 
  coming to support bringing US Troops home now.    She still had lots 
  of energy at the end of the long day.  What an amazing woman.   A 
  real leader.

  We walked and walked and walked.  (sat, too)  The energy on the 
  parade route was wonderful.  Lots of anger and sadness about the 
  deaths and the cost of the war to our country and Iraq, too.   Tons 
  of interesting signs.
  My favorite sign, and maybe the most accurate was:

  "Real Men know when to Pull Out"~              :)

  Lots of people who think that the war and Big Bucks is why we are 
  there and won't leave.

  Add your voice to the call to "Bring our troops home now!"




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