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DECLARE Peace! Campout w 'Annie and the Vets' in downtown SF!

Thursday, September 28, 2006
7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Event Type:
Lacy MacAuley
(703) 850-5542
Location Details:
Embarcadero Plaza, at the foot of Market St in downtown San Francisco, near Ferry Building


Campout with "ANNIE AND THE VETS" in Downtown San Francisco!

Join Annie and the Vets, the Raging Grannies, antiwar veterans, and activists in camping for peace during the Declaration of Peace week of action, Sept 21-28. This will be a one-night urban campout in support of the Declaration of Peace congressional pledge, which calls upon Congress to take meaningful steps to end the war (more info at Annie and the Vets will be playing at 7:30, so come early so you don't miss the show! After the performance Ralph Stein will give a video presentation of the Sat, Sept 23 civil disobedience at Indian Island nuclear submarine base in support of Iraq war resister Lt Watada. We will then be carried into the night by song from the Raging Grannies, reverie, and merriment.

In the spirit of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War Dewey Canyon III camp at the foot of the Capitol Building in 1971, we encourage anyone who has military tents, sleeping bags, or other equipment to bring it to help add to the military veteran feel of the camp. However please leave any weapons at home as we do not want police, etc to construe our event as dangerous. Feel free to wear military jackets, camo, etc, and of course your signs, flags, etc are most welcome. All peace-lovers are welcome to come and stay as long as they wish. The Declaration of Peace week of action will conclude with a Critical Mass bike ride against the Oil War, starting 5:00 PM Friday evening, 9/29, from Embarcadero Plaza. (Full calendar of events is below.)

Most people will go home to sleep in their own beds, but some will stay to enjoy a night on the plaza camping for peace. We are unsure whether the police will ask us to leave at any point. There is no civil disobedience planned for this event, and if the police ask us to leave, we will comply only insofar as it is necessary to avoid arrest. (i.e. We may be told that we are not allowed to actually sleep on the plaza, so we will get a few rounds of coffee and stay awake.) Others are of course free to do what they are called to do at their own risk.

This event is to encourage our elected officials to act with the moral authority bestowed upon them by the antiwar majority of the country and get our troops out of Iraq immediately. Our demands are that Congress enact legislation now that upholds the eight points of the Declaration of Peace.

'What was it all for,' we keep on asking. They pinned metals upon us which my friends and I wanted to lock away from sight. We were told we were the best, that we were heroes, but no one could tell us why...
~Iraq War Veteran Joshua Casteel, Conscientious Objector

**For questions please contact Lacy MacAuley at (703) 850-5542 - mobile phone. Hope to see you there!**


september 21, 2006 thursday
7:30am Women Declare Peace March across Golden Gate Bridge, meet in north or south bridge parking lot
12pm Peace Vigil at SF Federal Bldg, 450 Golden Gate Ave, SF (@ Polk)
4:30pm Reception for peace quilt, Supervisor Chris Daly's office, SF City Hall near City Center BART
6pm Declaration of Peace KICK-OFF! Music & Dance vigil in front of SF City Hall
september 22, 2006, friday
7pm Dec of Peace Activist Event, 1924 Cedar, Berkeley
all day Congressional Call-In Day! Tell your reps & senators to sign on to Dec of Peace: (888) 355-3588
september 23, 2006 saturday
10am Celebration of Peace w/ Country Joe McDonald, Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, $10-$100 sliding scale donation, no one turned away
1-5 pm Nonviolence training, Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin, SF (@ Geary)
september 24, 2006 sunday
TBA special prayer services for peace
september 25, 2006 monday
7am Highway bridge banners on Bay Area interstates.
4pm Protest military recruiters w/ civil disobedience, Stonestown Mall, 561 Buckingham Way, SF near SFSU
september 26, 2006 tuesday
all day Congressional Call-In Day! Tell your reps & senators to sign on to Dec of Peace: (888) 355-3588
september 27, 2006 wednesday
4pm "No Thanks, Bechtel!" at war profiteer Bechtel's headquarters, 50 Beale St, SF near Embarcadero BART
7:30pm Benefit screening, "Iraq for Sale." Brava Theater, 2789 24th St, SF. $10
september 28, 2006 thursday
8:30am-1pm Nonviolent direct action starting at Senator Feinstein's office, Montgomery & Market St, SF, marching to Rep Pelosi's office, and ending at Senator Boxer's office.
7pm-morn Dec of Peace Military Veteran Campout with music by "Annie and the Vets" at Embarcadero Plaza
september 29, 2006 friday
5pm "A Not So Quiet Statement Against Oil Wars," Critical Mass Bike Ride, Market St & Embarcadero, SF
after – Dec of Peace continues to lobby Congress and fight to end the war!
**all events support the Dec of Peace pledge**

For a national events listing (of over 300 events nationwide) and more information please visit:
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