[saymaListserv] t r u t h o u t - Hundreds of Thousands Marchagainst the War
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.
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From: free polazzo
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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
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
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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