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CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC

As part of a national movement to announce public disapproval of the Iraq War, CODEPINK St. Louis and Instead of War have sent a convoy to DC to make our voices heard. Check back here for more stories/pix/videos!
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From the DC-IMC Newswire: Hundreds of Thousands Put Impeachment Back On the Table | Break Way March Rushes Capitol Building | Protestors lay siege to US Capitol, smash window at military recruiter | Radical Youth Contingent and Students for a Democratic Society March Overview | Code Pink Takes Capitol Hill… for 30 minutes | The Demo in DC: Chirpy Slogans, Empty City | Photos: 1 | 2 | Audio

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Related: Protests Planned for Fourth Anniversary of US-Led War in Iraq

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Itinerary, Song Lyrics, and other important stuff for the Codepink Bus Trip to DC this Weekend!

Departure:

The time is here~ A Peace Convoy will be making its last stop in Missouri on Thursday, Jan 25th from North UMSL Parking Lot E (north) at 10:30PM to midnight, so if you would like to join a small group of people for the send off, that would be great!!! There will be some informal speakers, and other informal and fun activities that we could use some help with too. Also here, you can learn about the "Family Picture" that will be taking place simultaneously in St.Louis with the folks in DC; and your Missouri Message with Picture will be "hand delivered" to the newly elected reresentatives. (more info on www.INSTEADofWAR.org). Hopefully some of you will PINKIFY the picture!!

Please sing us a song and send us some good energies, we'll be sending some back to you!!

Songs:

These Boots Are Made For Walk’in (adapted by CODEPINK-Lori Allen (Owner of "Just Cause" Sustainable Clothing store-above Minions Cafe)
"These Boots are made for Walkin and that’s just what they’ll do, one of these days these boots are gonna walk out on you! (visual in DC with soldiers with
PINK boots)"

Dressed in Pink (From CODEPINK-Davis, CA) Copyright 2003 Alison Kent
I sing in the kitchen
I sing in the fields
I sing to my babies
You want as your shields
Ref: I sing in a woman voice
I sing by the sink
I sing claiming power, now,
I sing dressed in pink
I sing in the valleys
I sing in the hills
I sing in my earth-house
Where the fire heals the chill
Ref
I sing of the ocean
I sing of the stars
I sing of my womanblood
Not of blood spilled by Mars
Ref
I sing while I'm darning
I sing as I write
I sing all the woman-songs
You disdain and despite
Ref
The voices grow louder now
We've all left our sinks
We're marching on Washington
And we're all dressed in pink

 

Itinerary - MO Peace Bus Convoy to DC:
** Some stops are intended for the driver to stretch and you may get out too, but could lengthen the trip.
Thursday, Jan 25th
5:30PM bus arrives 74th & Wornal-Park and Ride-Kansas City
6:00PM bus departs for Columbia
8:20PM bus arrives near 415 Conley Rd @ old MegaMart lot-Columbia
8:40PM bus departs for St.Louis
10:45PM bus arrives UMSL lot E-St.Louis
12:00PM bus departs for Richmond, IN (with 1 stop in between)
Friday, Jan 26th:
6:00AM bus arrives Richmond,IN- Breakfast at Friend’s, driver swap/inspect
7:00AM bus departs for Zainesville, OH
10:00AM bus arrives Zainesville- fueling
10:30AM bus departs
2:30PM Breezewood, PA 814-735-2011 TA Truck Stop-Lunch
3:30PM bus departs
5:30PM bus arrives DC-1st Trinity/Hostel 4th & E St.NW
(Note: we will hit DC rush hour)
Supper time can be on your own, you may want to find a nice restaurant, order pizza with others, or use the kitchen at the hostel. You may also want to check out the following sites online before leaving on the trip to see what events you’d like to attend during your weekend in DC (www.codepinkalert.org, www.unitedforpeace.org,) Listed below are a few events you may wish to attend.
6-9PM Gather our Energy. Join us for a CODEPINK meet and greet, prop-making and radical singing/drumming workshops to prepare for tomorrow. Location: The People's Media Center at Al-Fishawy Cafe. 4132 Georgia Ave NW (between Upshur & Taylor), 3 blocks north of Petworth Metro stop on the Green Line; near #70/71/64 bus lines Snacks provided; dinner available for purchase.
Saturday, Jan 27th:
**You are free to wander and eat where ever you’d like, below are a few suggestions of events you may wish to participate in.
9-10AM Preparing Ourselves for Peace Work: An Interfaith Service Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street NE
By Network of Spiritual Progressives / Buddhist Peace Delegation
10AM Women Say Pull Out! Women's Convergence for DC Mobilization
Join Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Lynn Woolsey, Rhea Perlman, Eve Ensler, Mimi Kennedy, Q'orianka Kilcher, the Co-founders of CODEPINK and many other amazing women. By: NOW, V-Day, WAND, Feminist Majority, Feminist Peace Network and WATER Where: Navy Memorial, 7th and Pennsylvania NW When: Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 10am (rally at 10AM then meet up with the rally / march!)
11AM-1PM Rally: assemble on the National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets
1:00PM -?? March: exact route TBD…just follow the ½ million peopleJ
Sunday, Jan 28th:
**Need Volunteers to make breakfast and lunchvolunteers in the morning
5:30AM bus arrives at hostel to pick up all passengers to leave for Midwest
6:00AM bus departs for Zainesville, OH (with 2-3 stops, if breakfast +1/2hr)
12:00PM bus arrives Zainesville, OH-for fueling and lite lunch
2:30PM bus departs for Richmond, IN
3:00PM bus arrives Richmond, IN- bus inspection/swap drivers-Supper
4:00PM bus departs for St.Louis (with stop for supper +1/2 hr)
9:00PM bus arrives St.Louis- UMSL lot E
9:30PM bus departs for Columbia
12:00PM bus arrives Columbia-the old MegaMart lot
12:30PM bus departs for Kansas City
2:30PM bus arrives Kansas City- (last stop)

 

THANKS to CODEPINK: Cape Girardeu, GreenTop, Kansas City, LosAngeles, Springfield, St.Louis, Washington DC, Instead of War Coalition, Kansas City Iraq Task Force, Military Families Speak Out-Midwest Region, Veterans For Peace, and all the anonymous donors who helped provide scholarships!

Also many THANKS to our volunteers who helped make this trip happen and happening: Adam, Alex, Anne, Betsy, Bill, Brian, Bud, Catie, Columbia Peace Coalition, Cris, Cloy, Cynthia, Dana, David, Dawn, Dennis, Don F., Don- Super 66 Screen Printing, Ellen, Fran, Gay, Helen, Jennie, Joan, John, Jon, Jonathan, Jovan, Joyce, Judy-Labyrinth Enterprises, Kaya, Laural, Laurie, Lani, Lori, Matt, Mary Jo, Midge, NPR, Pam, Pat, Patrick, Phyllis, Rita, Stacey, Tina B., Tina R., UMSL Newman Center, Valerie (for volunteering in preparation for DC, making crafts or making and taking calls, being bus captains, attending conference calls / problem solving, being point people, taking on responsibilities, people helping to flyer, helping with media outreach, and organizing lists, and making donations or initiating fundraising for the cause, and for bringing videos, food, games and ideas to share)

THANKS to everyone who felt passionate enough to go to DC and represent Missouri / Midwest! We Did it!! We all worked together to get there and hopefully will take what we learned back to our cities.

 

Peace~*
Laurie
Local Coordinator
CODEPINK St.Louis

 

 
 

Comments

Re: Itinerary for CODEPINK Convoy to DC

ROTFLMAO!
 

Re: CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC

Pink's Code was broken. A terrorist message was found. Of all the commie groups in america, code pink is one of the most odious.
 

Re: Re: CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC

so you suggest that links to communism now equate links to terrorism? i'm curious what form of protest against an unjust war you would not consider terrorism.

since you like to expose alleged conspiracy, perhaps this will help fan your paranoia:
www.floppingaces.net/2005/01/21/the-communist-protestors/

there, medea benjamin, code pink's founder, is mentioned as having helped organize the 1999 WTO protests in seattle, followed by a lot of hype over supposed, democracy-hating, communist agitators. coincidently, the WTO protests also gave birth to the indymedia movement, which indirectly lead to the creation of this very site, and, thus, its current promotion of code pink's latest action.

so there you have it, the vast, left-wing communist conspiracy to end the world laid bare. naturally, everyone involved, from medea benjamin, to the protesters in seattle, to the to indymedia folks in DC and elsewhere, to fidel castro, etc., are all are mccarthy-vindicating commies conspiring to destroy freedom.

thank goodness you finally exposed this horrible mischief before it got out of hand.
 

Re: Re: Re: CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC

Thanks for admitting it in such plain language, commie.
 
Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC / 29 Jan 2007

Re: Re: Re: CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC

You Wrote:
"there, medea benjamin, code pink's founder, is mentioned as having helped organize the 1999 WTO protests in seattle, followed by a lot of hype over supposed, democracy-hating, communist agitators. coincidently, the WTO protests also gave birth to the indymedia movement, which indirectly lead to the creation of this very site, and, thus, its current promotion of code pink's latest action."

I heard no hype of "communist" agitators following the '99 seattle riots, all I heard about were anarchists.
 
Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC / 31 Jan 2007

Re: Re: CODEPINK/Instead of War Sends Convoy to DC

Why are they the most odious? Are you implying that they're stalinists?
 

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