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ACTION AGAINST MILITARY RECRUTING! MAY 15 4pm Downtown Oakland (updated info)

by Courage to Resist (courage [at] riseup.net)
Celebrate the Right Not To Fight Wars!

RESIST MILITARY RECRUITING!
Celebrate the Right Not To Fight Wars!
International Conscientious Objector Day - 2006
Honor All Who Resist War and Empire

MONDAY MAY 15th

4pm: RALLY at
Oakland City Center,
12th & Broadway
for Spoken Word, Music, and Theater

5 pm: MARCH to & Non-Violent Direct Action at
Military Recruiting Station
Broadway & 21st St
Let's creatively transform the streets of downtown
Oakland with Bateria Lucha drummers, giant puppets by
St Mary's Center seniors and more...

5:30 pm 'til we're done:
NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION & PROTEST
Recruitment of War Objectors and performance by
Int'l Capoeira Angola Foundation at the
Military Recruiting Center
Broadway & 21st St





Join May 15th organizers on the following dates to
make art and prepare for May 15th actions:

Sunday, May 7th, 2 to 6 p.m.- Art Party!
Help construct props, paint banners, make picket signs and more!
Ruckus Office
369 15th Street
(btwn Franklin and Webster,3 blocks from 12th St BART)
Oakland
"Image" MAP

Sunday, May 14th, 2 to 4 pm
Free Mother's Day Event! (bring your Mom!)

Featuring courageous GI resister Pablo Paredes,
Aimee Allison, youth performance, and short films...
Parkway Theater
1834 Park Blvd. at E. 18th St
Oakland
More Info
MAP

Sunday May 14th, 5 to 7 p.m.
Noviolent Direct Action Preparation/Training:

Ruckus Office
369 15th Street
(btwn Franklin and Webster,3 blocks from 12th St BART)
Oakland
MAP


MAY 15: INT'L CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR DAY
For over 20 years May 15 has been celebrated as International
Conscientious Objectors Day. Each year activities are focused in a
country where war objectors are being harassed or persecuted.
"Image" This year the international focus is on the United States' denial
of the right of soldiers to object.
Conscientious Objectors, GI resisters and dissent within the military
deserve our support as they stand up for human rights and dignity,
democratic rights, and international law. Widespread public support and
pressure can help protect these courageous individuals from feelings of
isolation and from repression of them and their rights.
This year coordinated activities are being planned in the U.S. in
New York, Washington DC and the SF Bay Area.

PEOPLE POWER CAN END THE WAR
This mobilization is in support of ongoing campaigns to support GI objectors,
resist military recruitment and a possible draft, and end the war and occupation
in Iraq and global policies of empire. While the government wages war and
occupation abroad, it also sponsors a domestic war at home, including
attacks on immigrant rights, and cuts in education, healthcare, and housing.
This action is part of a people power strategy to assert our power to end the
war ourselves by supporting objectors in the military and cutting off the supply of recruits.

Supported by Grandmothers Against the War, CODEPINK, Int'l Capoeira Angola Foundation-Oakland,
Not in Our Name, Not Your Soldier, Act Against Torture

Intitiated by Courage to Resist and the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO)

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