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Rally and Procession to Support GI Resistance and GI Rights!
Date Saturday December 09
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave at McAllister St
(Civic Center BART)
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorCourage to Resist
Emailcourage [at] riseup.net
Please forward widely:

Join military resisters, their families, veterans and concerned community
members taking public action!

National Days of Action to:
SUPPORT GI RESISTANCE & GI RIGHTS
END WAR & EMPIRE

RALLY & PROCESSION
SAT DEC. 9, 1pm

War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave at McAllister St
(Civic Center BART)

Featuring:
Iraq War Resisters:
Darrell Anderson, Iraq War Veteran and War Resister
Kyle Snyder, AWOL Iraq Veteran and War Resister
Anita Dennis, mother of Darrell Anderson
Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi, father and stepmother of Lt. Ehren Watada
Jeff Paterson, Gulf War 1 Marine resister
Also joining us will be members of IVAW and their cross-country bus!
more TBA

Plus:
Performance and word by:
Local High School Student activists with AWE Youth Action Team

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Also join us earlier for a

PUBLIC FORUM 11am:
GI Rights, GI Resistance and Ending the War
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave at McAllister St
(Civic Center BART)

In-depth stories and discussion with:
Maxine Hong Kingston, author,poet and co-author of
the new book, “Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace”
Darrell Anderson, Iraq War Veteran and War Resister
Anita Dennis, mother of Darrell Anderson
Kyle Snyder, AWOL Iraq Veteran and War Resister
Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi, father and stepmother of Lt. Ehren Watada
and more TBA!

It's time for us to escalate public pressure and action in support of the growing movement of thousands of courageous men and women GI’s who have in many different ways followed the their conscience, upholding international law, taking a principled stand against unjust, illegal war and occupation
and stood up for their rights. Widespread public support and pressure will help create true support for courageous troops facing isolation and repression, and help protect their civil liberties and human rights. We call for the following: 1) Support for War Objectors 2) Protect the Right to Conscientious Objection 3) Protect the Liberties & Human Rights of GI's 4) Sanctuary for War Objectors.

Your participation in these days of action—and beyond-- is crucial to realizing these goals: together, we do have the power to end this war and prevent the next one. As the antiwar movement builds its support for these brave people and their important actions, we hope more will take a stand if we show them they won't be alone.

Sponsored by: Courage to Resist, Watada Support Group (San Francisco), Veterans for Peace-Chapter 69, AWE Youth Action Team

Days of Action Sponsored by (partial list):
Iraq Veterans Against the War, War Resisters Support Campaign (Canada), Gold Star Families for Peace, and the Central Commitee for Conscientious Objectors

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For more info about the "National Days of Action to Support GI Resistance and GI Rights" and an updated list of participating events nationwide visit: http://www.CouragetoResist.org or contact: courage [at] riseup.net
Added to the calendar on Sunday Nov 26th, 2006 8:05 PM

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