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Sonoma County: Protest GW Bush's Bohemian Grove Elite Cult
Date Saturday July 22
Time 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Monte Rio parking lot, Sonoma county
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorBohemian Grove Action Network
For the 26th year, the Bohemian Grove Action Network along with a wide
coalition of peace, justice and environmental groups, will focus attention
on the all male, exclusive BOHEMIAN GROVE's annual summer encampment along
the Russian River in Sonoma County.

Bohemian Grove is a 2000 acre retreat owned by the Bohemian Club in San
Francisco. For over 130 years the elite of the corporate, banking, military
and political circles have gathered for two weeks in July to ''CREMATE
DULL CARE,'' watch elaborate plays and listen to the twice daily LAKESIDE
TALKS. Since 1980 a growing coalition of peace and social justice groups
have worked to expose the speakers and subjects of these talks which often
feature ex presidents, CEOs of the Fortune 500, generals and admirals and
top financial executives such as the head of the World Bank.

''Over the years we have obtained the annual schedules of speakers and we
have noticed how the subjects often forewarn of events in our country and
the world that play out in the ensuing years,'' said Mary Moore of BGAN. ''For
example in 1981 Casper Weinberger (Reagan's Defense Secretary) spoke on
'REARMING AMERICA' and then we watched as the military buildup of the early
Œ80s happened. It is a way for the ruling elite to float ideas that affect
us all without any public scrutiny,'' she said. (See HIGHLIGHTS of Lakeside
Talks at http://www.sonomacountyfreepress.com).

This year's protest will be on Saturday, July 22, 2006 beginning at 1PM in
the main Monte Rio Parking lot in western Sonoma County. Speakers will
include Cora Lee Simmons of Round Valley Indians for Justice, Casimiro
Alvarez, regional director of the United Farm Workers, and Calvin Gibson and
Gloria LaRiva of the ANSWER coalition. M.C.s will be Kris Welch and Miguel
Molina of KPFA Free Speech Radio. Native Resistance Drum Group will create
the opening ceremony. At 2 PM there will be a march to the gates of Bohemian
Grove.

At 4 PM there will be a gathering in the Monte Rio amphitheater on the south
side of the Russian River. Music and food will be available as well as
networking possibilities for activists from the many issues represented by
the protesters and profited from by the Bohemians.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/05/18285676.php
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