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Anti-war Assembly at Forest Park on March 19th

Join us at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park on the 3rd Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

* Sunday, March 19th * 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm *

In addition to the continuing loss of lives in the war, our nation's vast resources are being needlessly wasted. We will hold an Assembly to Reclaim Our Resources: Food - Jobs - Housing - Education - Energy - Health Care

Panel of featured speakers to include Dr. Rashad Zidan, an Iraqi pharmacist who lives and works in Baghdad. Dr. Rashad has been active in Baghdad and Fallujah through the Women and Knowledge Society, an organization she founded to aid victims of war, especially orphans, and to address the issues of women's education and employment in Iraq.

The assembly will feature art, poetry, music and other displays highlighting the human costs of the war on the people here at home. We will also remember the fallen with a solemn tombstone memorial to the U.S. and Iraqi dead by Veterans for Peace.

Please bring canned goods for local food pantries, as we will be taking a collection and using what canned goods you bring in a special display.

Join one of our feeder marches leading to the event. Feeder marches are planned for artists, labor, women, children, students, farmers and religious congregations. Others may be planned. Watch this space for additional details as the date approaches.

Revised Flyers for the Event (revised Monday, March 6, 5:45 pm):
Download the flyer in color or in black & white (For easy download, right-click on the link and select "Save As"). Please Distribute Widely!

We have a special flyer addressed to artists, musicians and performers: Please download the Call for Artists to Creatively Protest

More specific details about the event and the marches can be found here: More…

Update 3-15: This is a national effort and this event is “IT” for our area. Please show your support as an artist against the war, by joining the artist “feeder march” starting at the NE side of the Grand Basin in Forest Park (feeder march=where multiple groups arrive at the destination from various locations). Call Laurie @ 314-882-7336 or go to www.insteadofwar.org if you have any questions.

NOTE: There will be a table labeled “THE ART TABLE” with the rest of the information tables, please leave your flyers, cards, announcements, etc with a paper weight (–to make sure they do not blow away).

Also note that STLIMC gladly welcomes your coverage of this event!

 
 

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Re: Anti-war Assembly at Forest Park on March 19th

Hey, I've got a great idea: Lets organize an anarchist breakaway march from forest park to the central west end.
 

war is my career. I am a professional leftist.

Hey, I've got an even better idea!
Let's hold an "anti-war rally" in the middle of downtown or forest park so no one can see it!
 

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I hope the various military branches set up recruiting booths so all of the freedom loving, free speech advocating, voices of democracy are offered the chance to serve their Country in a truly noble calling. How else can one adequately protect the freedoms they hold so dear?

P.S. I'm glad the gathering will be held in Forest Park ... I feel better knowing that the piss soaked ground that is littered with cigarette butts won't be tainted by the stench of your little protest. Viva La France! Free Tibet! Burn, baby, burn!
 

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"How else can one adequately protect the freedoms they hold so dear?"

by exercising them, dumbass.

and don't even pretend that the troops in Iraq are fighting a war to defend constitutional civil liberties.

oh, btw "Kofi", war supporters are now a small minority, so any demonstration you attend will be the one that is little.
 

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Seafoam ... Or is it "piss bubbles in the water"?

What a fantastic comment, dumbass. Are you aware that we are "at war" in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Columbia, Pakistan, AND Iraq? Why do you think we're there if not to protect basic liberties? Or are you so shortsided and ignorant that you're unable to understand how our constitutional liberties are now globalized?

Oh yea, and what a great turnout you had ... Very disjointed to say the least.
 
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Re: Anti-war Assembly at Forest Park on March 19th

Kofi said:

"Why do you think we're there if not to protect basic liberties?"

OIL - Oil Israel([search]) Land for bases

"Or are you so shortsided and ignorant that you're unable to understand how our constitutional liberties are now globalized?"

I didn't realize Saddam Hussein was preventing my gay friends from getting married and monitoring electronic my communication without a warrant.

Congratulations Iraqi people! You are now free to starve, be unemployed, enforce conservative morality at the barrel of a gun, be assassinated, kidnapped, etc. (Oh, thank you Great American Liberators).

There's one and only one fact that one needs to know: the Iraqi people want US/UK troops to go.
 

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If we wanted oil, we would have invaded Mexico. They prevent much less of a logistical inconvenience, and their refineries are less archaic.

Gay mariage is not a "basic liberty". But terrorism does infringe upon our basic, Consitutional rights.

I just came back from Iraq ... I didn't see a lot of starving, unemployed citizens being forced anything by the barrel of a gun. But I'm sure you know more than me since you watch 30 secoind clips on the evening news.

Lastly, keep ignoring the Iraqi polls which show that while Iraqis do resent the occupiers, they overwhelmingly support (to the tune of 79%)continued Coalition presence until a stable governemtn is in place.
 

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Can we bring children and is parking goin to be a problem?
 

Re: Anti-war Assembly at Forest Park on March 19th

The march was good; the police stayed in line at least from what I've see. The diverse groups of people from business types to punk rockers dislpayed true anger towards the tyrany that is the Bu$h regime. The orginizers added to the mix plenty of diverse tabels; however the MoPIRG tabel was not there due to wires being crossed during the obtainment of the tabel. That's okay though, for myself, the campus orginizer from SLCC Meremec and another intern came out to represent the state PIRG. Over all the event was absolutly fucking great. If you went I'm sure you would agree; if you didn't you missed something that was really great and showed that the people of Amerika really do support solidarity and not a fucked up oil agenda.
 

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