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         Although the national press is getting swept up in the frenzy to attack Iran, things are happening at the local level which are going under their radar. Voorheesville, NY has a park in the center of the village with a large clock and a peace vigil once a week for about an hour in the early evening. People show up, hold signs, hold candles, and invite passing vehcles to honk if they want to show support. There was a lot of honking, and friendly waves.
        Over two dozen people turned out tonight, including Jim Massey of Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Dr. Dahlia Wasfi. They were both in Syracuse last weekend, along with more than 3,000 people.
         After the vigil, Dr. Wasfi spoke briefly about the Syracuse event. She said that when she introduced a contingent from IVAW, the crowd rose to their feet and applauded for over 5 minutes.

 There's a rising tide in the heartland. What's happening where you are? What's going to be happening? Spread the word.

Originally posted to xaxnar on Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 05:52 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip jar (3+ / 0-)
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    gobigblue, maryru, Pete Rock

    Whatever you can spare - and if you want to toss some to IVAW, they can use it. Got other worthy groups? Give them a mention too.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 05:45:51 PM PDT

  •  Obama War Protest, Sacramento Capital (2+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar, extradish

    Obama supporters in Sacramento held an anti-war rally this afternoon and it was very good.  More than a dozen speakers (Obama supporters) spoke to the tragedy of the Iraq war from a personal point of view and it was very moving.  Brought tears to my eyes, and to many who were there.  Obama's opposition to the war was highlighted and that's great because he's a valuable voice on our side.

    There's usually some kind of war protest every week or two in Sacramento, so have to think we're a genuine part of the anti-war movement.  

  •  9/11/01 was on a tuesday (0+ / 0-)

    i used to do a vigil every tuesday night in copley square boston

    but as long as people burn more and more oil, there will be oil war

    " what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil " -- Alan Greenspan

    by carlos oaxaca on Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 06:34:54 PM PDT

  •  Syracuse event was great. (3+ / 0-)
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    gobigblue, xaxnar, maryru

    A street March up to the SU campus and to another park. 3 different dummies/mannequins with Cheney heads and bloody hands, lots of photo oppportunities! Front page color photo of the march in the Syracuse Journal Sunday paper.

    It was the most important thing happening in Syracuse on Saturday.  Maybe the area is 50 % republican but 80% against the war. Lots to discuss.

    The huge howler about Bush  concerned about Burma,like he  is going to do anything different from what has been a passive role in the last seven years.

      The ginning up of a strike on Iran and the
    continuation of permanent occupation of Iraq.

    My impression of the crowd was about 70% middle aged and older people and about 20 to 30% young people, many with young children.

    America has been stolen, your citizenship is a hollow fraud, and you have no power. What will YOU do to reverse these hurts, crimes, outrages?

    by Pete Rock on Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 06:54:33 PM PDT

  •  We are having a die-in on Oct. 19 (1+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar

    here in Kalamazoo, in a downtown park, to protest the Iraq war and its casualties.

    Participation will save the human race.

    by extradish on Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 08:41:56 PM PDT

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