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|Resist Military Recruiting|
|Date||Monday May 15|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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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 at 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., Oakland
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. 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
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO)
Courage to Resist