[act-ma] Fwd: [STWC] 7/04 Protest Cheney in Boston--location/time

Michael Borkson nosanctions at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 3 12:05:19 PDT 2008



Stop the Wars Coalition <info at stopthewars.org> wrote:  Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 14:09:11 -0400
From: Stop the Wars Coalition <info at stopthewars.org>
To: stwc-update at stopthewars.org
Subject: [STWC-Announce] 7/04 Protest Cheney in Boston

    Please send on to your lists!
  
Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Boston on July Fourth to attend a ceremony aboard the USS Constitution.


  Meet at the Charleston Naval Yards, 10:30, Pier 1, where the Constitution docks.
  (You can see it easily on the maps below.) We should get as close
  to the Constitution as they allow us.
   
    http://www.nps.gov/bost/planyourvisit/upload/BOSTmap.pdf
  http://www.nps.gov/bost/planyourvisit/upload/Chas%20NY.pdf
   
  directions to Pier 1:
  http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/Directions.htm
   


  Great time for a demo when people have a vacation day, and great to do something
  really appropriate for the Fourth -- and
    what could be more appropriate on the 4th than a nice Boston rebellion, to
  let Cheney et al know that we don't want to go to war with Iran,  we demand
  a Stop to Torture, demand that they Close down Guantanamo,  
  and we don't welcome him to our city. 

   
  David Swanson, below, asks "...Does the spirit of rebellion still breathe?"
   
  See you all there!
   
  -- Amy
          http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1104453&srvc=rss
  
  WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Boston on July Fourth to attend a ceremony aboard the USS Constitution.
  Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said today that Cheney will attend Friday’s military reenlistment ceremony on the historic warship, known as "Old Ironsides."
  The Constitution was commissioned in 1797 and is docked at Boston’s historic Charlestown Naval Yard, a national park. The ship never lost a battle, from fighting pirates in the Caribbean to British in the War of 1812.
  © Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  
  http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/EventCalendar.htm
  
  July Events
  
  Fri., July 4, 2008: Turnaround Cruise
11:30am: USS Constitution will leave Charlestown Navy Yard's Pier 1. The ship will perform a short turnaround, but unlike previous years, no visitors will be allowed aboard. Due to maintenance conditions, "Old Ironsides" will not make her normal tour of Boston Harbor. Visitors can view the ship's short cruise from the Navy yard or any pier in the immediate area.
  
  12:30pm: 21-gun salute to the nation.


   Susan C. Serpa   
  www.neimpeach.org
  VP Cheney to visit Boston on the Fourth

July 1, 2008 04:57 PM
By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff
Vice President Dick Cheney will make a brief trip to Boston Friday to
attend a Fourth of July military reenlistment ceremony aboard the USS
Constitution, his press secretary said today.
Cheney plans to attend the ceremony on Old Ironsides, the world's
oldest warship still in commission, in the Charlestown Navy Yard. His
visit will last a matter of hours, and could include other activities.
"The vice president looks forward to visiting the USS Constitution and
participating in a reenlistment ceremony," said Megan Mitchell,
Cheney's press secretary.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/07/vp_cheney_to_vi.html


  Cheney to Join Bush in Celebrating Constitution (R.I.P.) on Fourth of July  While George Dubya will desecrate Monticello with some dishonest remarks from a podium on Friday as new citizens swear to defend the Constitution he has destroyed, this AP story has the plans of the man in charge. Dick Cheney will make his remarks on a ship named the Constitution and talk about fighting pirates rather than being one:

  ***

    Dick Cheney to visit Boston on July Fourth
By Associated Press
  WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Boston on July Fourth to attend a ceremony aboard the USS Constitution.
  Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said today that Cheney will attend Friday’s military reenlistment ceremony on the historic warship, known as "Old Ironsides."
  The Constitution was commissioned in 1797 and is docked at Boston’s historic Charlestown Naval Yard, a national park. The ship never lost a battle, from fighting pirates in the Caribbean to British in the War of 1812.

  
***

  While only a small minority anywhere in the United States actually supports Bush or Cheney, it will be interesting to see which setting serves as better protection for them from protesters, [as Bush/Cheney are] cowed by fears of negative PR. Bush will surround himself with new citizens being naturalized, and Cheney with members of the military. While most Americans oppose the policies of their military, many are extremely resistant to saying so in the presence of members of the military. Charlottesville and Boston, birthplaces of the Revolution and of the author of the Declaration of Independence, let the contest begin. Where does the spirit of rebellion still breathe?


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