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Did you know there is a military recruiting office in Berkeley, California? I know many other towns have recruiting offices but my hometown of BEZERKELEY, CA, where the hippies, tie-dye come from? Where the Free Speech Movement started??? What the @#%#$^&%$@$ is going on?!?!

The Marine recruiting office is a little hole-in-the-wall located very close to the University of California (CAL) and Berkeley High School, what better location to target bored, low-income, rebellious youth and draft them into an unwinable war in Iraq?

East Bay artist/activist, Doug Minkler has put out a very unique call for art. The idea is for artists to hand-hold their political artwork during a peaceful protest on Tuesday November 13th near the recruiting center. Code Pink will be there all day and the art exhibit will run from 3-5pm, as an adjunct to their efforts, during the rush hour.

This sidewalk art exhibit/protest will put rarely exhibited, powerful, "message-art" out into the public realm. Our images can inspire fellow citizens to end Mr. Bush's monstrous war.Let's make a splash!

Join Doug, myself, and hundreds of other Bay Area artists as we line the streets of Shattuck Square the day after Veteren's Day. Let's do our part to keep any more young people from joining up, and being shipped off to die in Iraq. Details below:

MAKE ART NOT WAR SIDEWALK SHOW

This will be a hand held uncurated exhibit-- plan on staying to hold your artwork for the duration. Let your art speak your resistance to this illegal war.

Time : Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 3-5pm (Art exhibit)
                 
Place: The Marine Recruiting Station
      64 Shattuck Square, Berkeley CA

(Note: Code Pink will be on location all day starting at 7:30AM if you'd like to join their efforts: 510-524-2776)

The US is involved in an illegal war of aggression.  According to the internationally-recognized Nuremberg Principles adopted by the United Nations and the US, all persons are responsible to stop illegal wars and crimes against peace. The following acts are illegal:  

Crimes against peace: the planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing.

Please pass this on to other artists and friends. - Doug Minkler

Please respect the work of the artists you see here and be sure to credit them when you share their artwork with others.

Originally posted to EmilyD on Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 10:46 AM PST.

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