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UFPJ, ANSWER, and Mobilization for Global Justice have all issued seperate calls to action for the same weekend in Mid-September.

People all over America and the world are encouraged to come to DC and to stage concurrent actions in their own communities.

Read below the fold for the unity afinity group that is forming to promote ALL these actions...

**Please forward widely*

Check out , which will be in full bloom very soon!

From September 23-26, thousands of anti-war, global justice, and other activists will flock to Washington, DC for the largest mobilization since last year's Republican National Convention protests in New York. will serve as an information clearinghouse for that weekend, including actions going on all over the country, and potentially all over the globe.

The website will include a directory of local and national groups participating in the mobilization, a calendar of events, legal information, posters and materials, and housing and transportation resources. You will be able to post your events, your resources, and  your
groups' needs to this website.

We also will announce any clearinghouses/spokescouncils/consultas that happen.

In the meantime, we have two listserves for you to join.

For a moderated listserve for September announcements, please send a
blank email to announce

For an unmoderated discussion listserve, please send a blank email to

We hope you find the tools that will soon be available on this site useful.

In peace and solidarity,
septemberACTION Collective

Originally posted to NewWay4NewDay on Fri Jul 29, 2005 at 08:33 AM PDT.

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  •  Count me in (none)

    It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead.

    by Steven D on Fri Jul 29, 2005 at 08:37:02 AM PDT

  •  not a war on the anits! (none)
    {just nitpicking your title}

    "If you don't get this female mutt out of here I'll rip her to shreds." Sheila Devore

    by Miss Devore on Fri Jul 29, 2005 at 08:41:00 AM PDT

  •  Need a better strategy (none)
    I've marched in 3 anti-war marches plus 2 Republican convention protests, and I think that, if you get less than 10 million people, the marches have no effect whatsoever. Especially if the march takes place in New York or Washington or some other place that's already blue.

    I think progressive people have to get together and figure out really, precisely, pragmatically what stuff has stopped wingnut lunacy in the past. Is there some strategy other than marching around that would be more effective?

    If people are going to march -- come up with a positive slogan that has bipartisan people, and have everyone chant it.

    During the marches I've participated in, what I've noticed is that we didn't say or sing anything. We were just a bunch of cheerful people ambling along with a few cardboard soldier coffins in between.

    If you've got 200,000 people marching around, make sure that they're heard as well as seen. Have cheerleaders around to get people chanting or singing in unison.

    •  I agree (none)
      We need to get marches going in Republican areas. The people in Washington, D.C. are accustomed to marches.

      They'd be more effective if we go where people aren't used to seeing them, especially in areas where there are lots of people who think the American public actually supports the war.

  •  Marching is useless (none)
    It accomplishes nothing. It never has. Shutting a city down on the other hand...

    If we shut DC down for days and demand changes. If we stay and don't leave. They can't arrest a million of us.

    The Ukrainians did it. I don't understand why we can't. I don't think we want it strong enough. We've been brainwashed into thinking that this is still a democracy and that freedom of speech and protesting actually accomplish something.

    They won't listen until we don't give them a choice.

    •  You must be a commie... (none)

      One prominent group discussed in the April Whistleblower advocates that activists "physically shut down financial centers which regulate and assist the functioning of U.S. economy," engage in "large-scale urban rioting" so as to cause "massive unrest and even state of emergencies declared in major cities across the country," and "actively target U.S. military establishments within the United States ... [using] any means necessary to slow down the functioning of the murdering body."

      Can you tell I am being sarcastic?

    •  It's all about the media (none)
      We all grew up watching programs and hearing stories about the sixties anti-war movement ad-nausiem. In the build up to this war, we had protests nation wide bigger that any during the whole vietnam war. Four months before this war even started, we had over 100,000 people here in San Francisco. We had a whole crew of vetrans from the first gulf war, in uniform, with crewcuts and southern accents, marching with us. We had elaboate costumes, efigies, Billionares for Bush, celebreties, grandmas, gang bangers, ravers, bike messangers, church groups, unions, yuppies, city/state government officials ,and  wholesome midwestern tourist families, all protesting together.
        And the next day in the paper ther was only one picture of a lone protester with a sign "HIV+  transexual vegan socialist against the war."
       So we had about five or six more, then the war started and we shut the whole city down, with at least 500,000 people, We poured cement into the cabel car tracks. We even broke through police lines and rushed the freeway.
       And on the news they showed a couple of dirty gutterpunks with bandanas over thier faces kicking a car that some lady who was stupid enough to be driving downtown on a day EVERYONE knew the streets would be full of protesters.
      We had another one three days later and on TV there was 20 people at a pro-war rally brought to you by Clear Channel.
       The moral of the story is, ironicly, we acomplish more sitting on our asses in front of a computer. I wish it were not the case, cause protests are more fun.

      "Just when they think they know the answers, I change the question!" R.Piper

      by McGirk SF on Fri Jul 29, 2005 at 10:24:05 AM PDT

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  •  This may sound odd. (none)
    I've watched a bunch of the protests from D.C. , and it seems to always be the same people who give the speaches. With the exception of Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, none of them have any public speaking skills.  Some speak in very thick accents. Others veared off into personal agendas not relevent to the war. The free Mumia / Peltier crews that go to any protest, anywhere over anything. And the lady who hosts is constantly trying to start chants that are regurgitated from the sixties, only reworded very poorly and lacking rythem.
    I don't mean to insult these individuals. I respect them and applaud all they are trying to acomplish. But, please, give the mike to someone who knows how to use it.

    "Just when they think they know the answers, I change the question!" R.Piper

    by McGirk SF on Fri Jul 29, 2005 at 09:43:11 AM PDT

  •  Interesting dialogue... (none)
    Thank you one and all for your comments, critique, and suggestions.

    My own dedication to Bush/Cheney Inc. Listen to WMD: Words of Mis-Direction

    by NewWay4NewDay on Fri Jul 29, 2005 at 12:18:19 PM PDT

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