Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Make your voice heard on September 15

Plan to be in DC on September 15 to join thousands of other concerned citizens at the March on Washington. Organized by the Answer Coalition, the September 15th March on Washington is supported by a diverse number of organizations, including:

The national Veterans For Peace (VFP); USLAW (U.S. Labor Against the War); Garett Reppenhagen, Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War; Tina Richards and Grassroots America; Campus Anti-War Network (CAN); Pam Africa; Hip Hop Caucus; Democracy Rising and hundreds of others from veterans groups, and student, labor organizations, civil rights and environmental organizations.

They join with Howard Zinn, Ramsey Clark, the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Cindy Sheehan, Mounzer Sleiman of the National Council of Arab Americans, Cynthia McKinney, Father Roy Bourgeois and Eric LeCompte of the School of Americas Watch, Jonathan Hutto and Liam Madden of Appeal for Redress, Malik Rahim, Code Pink, ImpeachBush.org, National Lawyers Guild, Latino Movement USA, and hundreds of others.

The Bush Administration is trying to shut down this peaceful and completely legal march by encouraging the US Deptartment of the Interior to fine the Answer Coalition on false charges of improper signage announcing the event. Don't let them get away with it!

From the Answer Coalition website:

In an unprecedented action, the ANSWER Coalition today received citations fining the organization $10,000 for the placement of posters announcing the September 15 March on Washington DC. The fines come after a campaign led by FOX news calling for the DC government to take action against those putting up posters for the September 15 demonstration.

Don't let them keep us away. Plan to be in DC on September 15th!


menshevik said...

Well, as I expected the Stalinists in ANSWER (who don't believe in
free speech after the Revolution, witness their support for the Soviet
tanks in Budapest in '56, crushing a working class revolution which
had as a primary element, workers councils aka Soviets, and the Soviet
tanks in Prague in '68 smashing, "socialism with a human face, " and
the CCP's tanks killing the students of Tienanmen Square in '91)
aren't telling the truth here.
Just spoke with the DPW in Washington, D.C. ANSWER didn't apply for
permits to post, and didn't follow the regs such as only three posters
per block, and the allowable spaces on which to post and they used a
strong adhesive.Public Works Departments nationwide spend a lot of
money removing posters, months old which the groups putting them up
had promised to remove after whatever event they were promoting has
come and gone. Other details, forthcoming when I get the e-mail from
the DPW.

PookyShoehorn said...

Well, as a former resident of DC, it's nice to see the Department of Public Words has suddenly taken such a keen interest in posters. “They used a strong adhesive”? Are you freakin' kidding me?!

Unless DPW enforces regulations of all posting of signs with the gusto, I'm sticking Answer's side of the story.

And let's keep the focus on the March on Washington on September 15th to protest the War in Iraq.

PookyShoehorn said...


I know there are some Marxists and even Leninists in Answer, but Stalinists? I don't think so. Even if there are some self-identified Stalinists, Answer Coalition only came into being in 2001, so to paint the entire organization with those extreme examples of 1956 Budapest, 1968 Prague, and Tiananmen Square (which was in 1989, not 1991) is rather disingenuous, I think.

Allie said...

DANG! said with a snap and a hair flip

PookyShoehorn said...

Yeah girl!