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EMERGENCY 24-Hour Peace-IN at Old City Hall
by zanne joi ( mzsam [at] bayareacodepink.org )
Saturday Feb 9th, 2008 5:35 AM
Calling all peace-loving people: Come to our EMERGENCY 24-Hour Peace-IN in front of Old City Hall in Berkeley.

City Council took a small stand against the powerful forces of the war machine last Tuesday when they voted to ask the Marine recruiting station to leave our town. Pro-war forces are retaliating. Council is feeling the pressure.

We need to BE THERE! To stand for peace, no matter what. To let Council know "We have your back! Join us 7:00pm Monday thru 7:00pm Tuesday prior to Council's meeting - and then stay for the meeting.

Calling all peace-loving people:

We need to protect our city from outside pro-war and religious right forces. We need to support our elected officials who represent our peace-loving stand.

The right has put out the call to invade our city 5:00a.m. on Tuesday morning Feb 12th.

They intend to spend the day further attempting to intimidate our peace-loving City and City Council while they hammer home THEIR war propaganda.

We are putting out the call for all peace-loving people to come to our Emergency 24-hour Peace-In Vigil in front of City Council Chambers.

This fight is about war and ending war. This fight is about ending recruitment of our youth to be the fodder of war. It is not about the marines. It is not about being anti-American. It is not about rights, freedom, or apple pie.

It IS about this occupation of Iraq : about the 1.2 million dead Iraqis, 3950 dead U.S. soldiers, trillions of dollars of our tax payer money, the attack on our civil rights and constitution, torture, rape, wounded and neglected soldiers, suicide, depleted uranium.

It IS about recruiting our youth to be the occupying forces.

Women say ENOUGH! Basta! The People of Berkeley say ENOUGH! Basta!

We MUST take back the language from the right: END WAR NOW! We MUST take back the messaging. We must stand up for Peace.

Bring your tent, sleeping bag, all your peace and anti-war banners, props, photos, hot pink fabric. Or just BE THERE!

7:00pm Monday February 11th until 7:00pm Tuesday February 12th , Maudelle Shirek City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley.Calling all peace-loving people!
Join 24-hour Emergency Peace-In Vigil outside Berkeley City Hall

When: Monday, February 11, 7pm until 7pm on Tuesday February 12th, when the Berkeley City Council meets.

Where: Maudelle Shirek City Hall
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
(at Allston Way, 4 blocks west of the Downtown Berkeley BART).

What you can do:

Help spread the word. Send this out far and wide.

Come for the whole Peace-In or take a 3-hour shift. Sign up here: (http://volunteerforchange.org/e/1181?refcode=o23).

Bring your tent, sleeping bag, all your peace props, and hot pink fabric.

Support the campers: bring food, drinks, a song, sign & banner-making materials, your creativity and peaceful, positive energy

Come to the City Council meeting at 7pm: Even if you can’t make the vigil, please come to the City Council meeting at the same site, where councilmembers will discuss the city's position about the Marine Recruiting Station. It starts at 7pm; try to be there by 5pm (or earlier) to get a seat.

For more information, call CODEPINK at 510-524-2776 or see