[act-ma] Mar 18-21, Spring Rising in DC: SHUT IT DOWN!
pfsoto at mynas.com
Fri Mar 6 15:44:42 PST 2015
[I can't be there, unfortunately;
i donated - i've been hoping for just such an initiative - striking at
fwiw: I don't think Cindy is the type who will turn the microphone over
to everyone-and-anyone who has their own special-interest gripe-group;
this must be a unified call for ONE purpose: STOP the empire.]
Spring Rising: An Antiwar Intervention in DC
“Spring Rising” is four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins;
rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ "shock
and awe" attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a completely
illegitimate, immoral war. Together we will use this time to oppose the
plans and calls for growing military intervention.
As we send this invitation to you the Congress is calling for more war.
The President has just told us a new global “war on terror” may be
unlimited in space and time.
* Are you, like us, stunned and enraged by more war on the world?
* Did you or your organization join in the protests against police
violence and murder, because Black Lives Matter?
* Are you with the Dreamers working for rights for all people to live
* Are you one of the many who have dropped everything to protest the
global destruction of the environment because of our dependence on
fossil fuels which is also a reason for our wars?
* Are you agonized over the ongoing U.S. military support for Israel,
the recent killing of 2,000 Arab men, women, and children last
summer in Gaza?
* Are you furious about the killing and terrorizing of Muslims in the U.S?
Then, join us! Your participation in Spring Rising is urgently needed
now to organize protests, participate in teach-ins and to put your art
and performance on mass display. Together we can create the vibrant
resistance needed to show that terrorizing the world is not in our
interest and “not in our name.”
These days together will be vitally important for building the movement
we need to oppose war and the violence and oppression of empire at home
Schedule of Events
<http://www.gofundme.com/springrising>SHUT IT DOWN!
from Cindy Sheehan, using GoFundMe:
"We're close to our goal...but we still have expenses and a revolution
to fund. Spring Rising is going to be amazing. Be there or be
square...:)...or hook us up with a donation
*MESSAGE FROM PEACE MOM, CINDY SHEEHAN:
*The U.S.A. has always been a colonial/Imperial power, but, especially
since WWII (the big one) has staked its claim to be the “World Police.”
Now, to the Empire, does being the cops of the world mean that it moves
gently around making sure everyone is safe, prosperous, and happy? No,
just like the local police forces in the “Homeland,” the World Police
Force is there to protect the interests and power of the global 1%. The
rest of us, and I mean ALL of the rest of us are collateral damage, or
potential collateral damage to the Empire.
I have been encouraged and inspired here in the “Homeland” by the unrest
opposing the apparent impunity with which white cops get to murder
unarmed black men. I support these protests and tactics 100%, *but my
question is, with the US War OF Terror raging against Arab/Muslims all
over the Middle East and Africa, what will it take for the same kind of
protests opposing the crimes of Empire to arise?* (A Republican
president, I am afraid).
Are we only to be distressed about police state crimes when they occur
here in the Homeland?
When do we descend upon the symbolic seat of Empire (Washington DC) and
shut that town down?
When do we go in force to the home of the Empire’s Top Cop Barack Obama
and use the same kind of principled and militant actions to demand an
end to the wars abroad?
The previous administration has still not been held accountable for the
millions of deaths it caused and the torture it authorized and
committed: This dearth of accountability for the murderers and torturers
in the US government and military trickles down to our communities.
*As people are being killed by the Empire every day, billions of dollars
that could be used for education, housing, healthcare, and sustainable
and clean forms of energy are being poured into these Imperial wars for
the profit of a few and the heartache of many. * And does anyone else
find the fact that the president appointed a “commission” to investigate
the militarization of police a little when the federal government is
actually the entity that has been delivering heavy military equipment to
police forces for decades?
I have been ready to shut down the seat of Empire for years. It seems
more imperative than ever with Congress recently almost unanimously
giving Obama the right to wage war against Russia (Dr. Strangelove?) and
with the killing ramping up again in the Middle East.
Forget about Democrats; forget about false nationalism; quit listening
to the agitprop of Empire and join us for four days of radical action in
Washington, DC…or plan actions in your own community.
Join Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, the Soapbox People’s Network and others
who will be converging on Washington DC from March 18th to the 21st in
2015 to (hopefully) raise some meaningful resistance to this Empire.
Shut it down!"
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