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No War with Iran: Direct Action at Pelosi's Mansion
by Janet Weil (codepinkjanet [at] gmail.com)
Saturday Jul 19th, 2008 11:53 PM
Three activists arrested for breaking through police barricades around Pelosi's Pacific Heights mansion and "dying in" on her walkway.A strong, heartfelt, focussed coalition action with great music, signs with photos of Iranian children, an altar with symbols of Iranian culture, many banners and signs including on H Con Res 362 and $400 million for covert ops in Iran!
At a powerful "No War with Iran" action at Pelosi's Pacific Heights home, code pinkers Toby Blome and Phoebe sorgen (yes, lower case s) and peace organizer David Hartsough were arrested during the Die-In. They broke through the police barricades around Pelosi's home (no, she was not home -- she was in Austin, Texas being protested by Austin CODEPINK!) to lie down as examples of the death that will come to yet another country if the build-up toward war is not halted.

Medea Benjamin and Leslie Angeline were among the dozen or so representing CODEPINK. They joined over 60 others from Action Against Torture, DASW, World Can't Wait, Western States Legal Defense and probably other organizations. FM DJ Soul of 104.1 in Berkeley spoke out powerfully during the Die-In.

A strong, heartfelt, focussed action with great music, signs with photos of Iranian children, an altar, many banners and signs!

When Toby was being walked to the police car in handcuffs, she called out in a strong but anguished voice, "Pelosi, not another war!" The crowd warmly cheered and applauded the courage of Toby, Phoebe and David.

At the end of the gathering, Medea,, just back from DC, said that we need to call Pelosi's office on Monday to demand that she withdraw H Con Res 362 which calls for a naval blockade of Iran, and that East Bay pinkers need to contact Barbara Lee's office to get her to step up public opposition to the resolution.
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