Thursday, September 03, 2009
October 5th Actions Against Continued War & Torture
October 5th Actions
"Direct Action at the White House Against Continued War and Torture"
Monday, October 5, 2009, 8:30am - 6:00pm
8:30 – 9:30 am Vigil @ the Supreme Court with Witness Against Torture, focused on Guantánamo, Bagram, and Accountability for Torture
10:00 am Gather @ McPherson Square (15th & I Sts. NW) for Poetry, Music, and Reflections from Elizabeth McAlister
11:30 am Silent, Solemn procession to the White House
EIGHT YEARS AGO ON OCTOBER 7, 2001, THE U.S. AND BRITAIN INVADED AFGHANISTAN— and the war on Afghanistan continues today, with President Obama increasing the number of troops.
On Monday, October 5, 2009 a coalition of peace groups will mark the anniversary and speak out against the war with direct
action risking arrest at the White House. Activists will attempt to deliver a petition asking President Obama to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, end illegal bombing in Pakistan with U.S. drones, close Guantanamo and the Bagram prison, and seek accountability for and ending of indefinite detention and torture.
There will be a number of affinity groups acting at the White House on October 5th.
You are welcome to join one, or form an affinity group of your own.
All who plan to participate in this action should come to a meeting on Sunday, October 4th, 2–5pm
@ the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW.
To participate in the direct action, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and
for more information, please see www.warresisters.org/octoberactions
Coordinated and sponsored by: National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), Witness Against Torture, Peace Action, War Resisters League, Atlantic Life Community, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Voters for Peace, Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, Student Peace Action Network, Activist Response Team, and others.
For those of you looking to coordinate something in your hometown, we have some organizing resources available so please contact us as well.