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Report Back from Camp Casey, Katrina Relief Benefit
Date Monday September 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorNot in Our Name Bay Area
Not in Our Name, CodePink, and US Tour of Duty present

Report back from Camp Casey, Crawford, Texas

In the wake of the Katrina disaster, many are asking, "why are tens of thousands of National Guard troops in Iraq?" Out of Iraq now!

Monday, September 12
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grand Lake Theater, Oakland
3200 Grand Avenue
Zero to $10 donation requested

Thousands came to Crawford, Texas in August to support Cindy Sheehan's challenge to President Bush to explain his administration's war in Iraq. A simple request from a bereaved mother inspired and galvanized the peace movement. Come find out what Camp Casey was like on the ground from people who were there, hear first-hand accounts of the war being fought in our name, and learn why the movement launched in Crawford by military families, vets, and activists is turning the tide.

A benefit for the Veterans for Peace "Camp Casey" in Covington, Louisiana currently providing relief, including food, shelter, and a communications center, to hundreds displaced by the Katrina disaster in coordination with the local Red Cross. More info: http://www.vfproadtrips.org/

Event hosted by AIMEE ALLISON
Army conscientious objector and Green Party candidate for Oakland City Council

Featuring special guests direct from Camp Casey:

KAREN MEREDITH
member of Gold Star Families for Peace - her son Kenneth Ballard was killed last year in Iraq

JEFF PATERSON
former Marine, official Camp Casey blogger/photographer, Not in Our Name organizer
Camp Casey photos: http://www.notinourname.net/war/sheehan.htm

NANCY MANCIAS
CodePink Women's March to Bush Ranch organizer

SEAN O'NEILL
Purple Heart Iraq War veteran, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War

RAY McGOVERN
former CIA analyst, featured in "Uncovered: The War on Iraq"

JESSE DYEN
singer-songwriter, Camp Casey volunteer

Plus a 16-minute film by MARK MANNING, "CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE"
Featuring exclusive footage of the U.S. bombardment of Falluja and its aftermath

For more information call 510.452.3556
Special thanks to Allen Michaan and the Grand Lake Theater.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 7th, 2005 3:53 PM

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