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LOCAL Announcement :: Protests and Vigils

Gold Star Mother for Peace in Cape Girardeau

Sue Niederer, co founder of "Gold Star Families for Peace" and mother of a soldier slain in Iraq, speaks out for peace and accountability.
Sept 15th, 2005, 6:30 pm, Osage Center, 1625 Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO

Organization: Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice E-mail: semopj (at) yahoo.com
Admission: Free (donations accepted)
Co-sponsors: Cape Girardeau Central Trade and Labor Council, AFL-CIO Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Southeast Student Chapter

Sue Niederer's son, First Lieutenant Seth Dvorin, was killed in action in Iraq in February of 2004. Since his death, Niederer has campaigned
against the reelection of George W. Bush and the occupation of Iraq. In September of 2004, Niederer entered a Bush-Cheney rally using a ticket
to the rally, as required. At the time she was wearing a T-shirt which read "President Bush, You Killed My Son" . During Bush's speech, Niederer shouted "Why did my son have to die?" and "When are yours going to serve?" (a reference to Bush's children).

Niederer was also arrested for disrupting a speech by First Lady, Laura Bush during presidential campaign. Niederer refers to herself as a
"Pitbull on George Bush's pantleg" who will not stop protesting until she recieves a real explanation for the war, and an apology for her
son's death. She is also advocating for the immediate withdrawel of U.S. troops from Iraq.

A key theme for Niederer and all Gold Star members is that the Bush
administration must be held accountable for the disasterous war in Iraq, including especially - the loss of U.S. military lives. Along
with Cindy Sheehan, Sue Niederer is a co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace (www.gsfp.org), an organization of family members who have lost a loved one in war (especially in Iraq), and are now opposed
to the war. She is also highly active with Military Families Speak Out, a more general organization for military family members opposed to the war (www.mfso.org).

Niederer lives in Pennington, New Jersey. She does not charge for speaking engagements.

Sue Niederer is available for telephone interviews prior to her coming to Cape. She will also be available for individual, press interviews
on the 15th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Contact Bob Polack at the email listed above to arrange interviews.

For much more information on Sue Niederer, including national press articles, see the links at: www.semoprogressive.org
 
 

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An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
-- Mark Twain
Source: "Glances at History" (suppressed)
 

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