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Photos from Camp Casey; Anti-War Texas Hoe Down of Thousands
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net)
Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
Over two thousand people made their way to Camp Casey yesterday for a huge hoe down deep in the heart of Texas. Full buses of supporters from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin unload and loaded throughout the day. After Cindy Sheehan welcomed many of the buses, the main tent stage featured a day of music by artists from across Texas.
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Crawford, Texas (August 28, 2005)

Over two thousand people made their way to Camp Casey yesterday for a huge hoe down deep in the heart of Texas. Full buses of supporters from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin unload and loaded throughout the day. The day included a massive volunteer mobilization to serve up a full “Texas-style BBQ”, and to support all of the camp visitors in the 100+ heat. After Cindy Sheehan welcomed many of the buses, the main tent stage featured a day of music by artists from across Texas.

Meanwhile, about two thousand “Cindy Doesn’t Speak for Me” folks gathered in Crawford to urge Bush to “Stay the Course.” Favorite chants included, “Cindy Go Home!” and “What’s Our Exit Strategy? Victory!” Many of the speakers were AM radio talk show hosts. The theme of most of their speeches was that Cindy of was prolonging the war by giving hope to the terrorists. Despite the quadrupling of the Crawford population yesterday, only a few heated exchanges between anti-war folks and “stay the course” folks were seen.

At Camp Casey II, to greet a steady stream of pro-war folks driving by, dozens of people stood in the blazing sun and lined the edge of the road with two 40 foot banners that read, “What noble cause?” and “Support Our Troops Bring Them Home.”

The evening program was cut short when a thunderstorm threatened to roll over the camp. Although lighting danced on the horizon, it by passed the camp and folks clustered and shared stories about Camp Casey and what they are going to do to make sure we stop this war when they get home – or get on the bus tour next week.
§Alyssa from Austin
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Day of music
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Lunch and dinner for two thousand
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§"Before one more mother's child is lost"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Heidi and Jaremy from Austin, "These colors don't run the world"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Patrick from Austin, "36%"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Kylie from the Gulf Coast region
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Patrick from Dallas, medic
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Myron from Austin
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Seth from Chicago, medic
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Sunset
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Lighting candles
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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§Rancher is annoyed
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Sunday Aug 28th, 2005 11:51 AM
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Thanks for the Excellent PhotosCarol W.Sunday Apr 16th, 2006 7:24 AM
MrWilliam SSaturday Oct 1st, 2005 12:37 AM
courage, hopepen-evengerTuesday Sep 6th, 2005 2:31 PM
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