Raleigh-Durham Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)

Revolutionary socialist youth in the US South

ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR, OCCUPY and SHUT DOWN DC!

Posted by raleighfist on February 25, 2007

Congress is about to vote on Bush’s request for another $245 billion to continue the war against the people of Iraq.

Congress has the Constitutional authority and the moral obligation to stop the war. They cannot hide behind “non-binding resolutions” and press conferences where they criticize the President while promising to continue to fund the war.

The politicians will not stop the war unless we force them to stop it.

We are calling on everyone who can to join us in Washington for an Encampment to Stop the War, beginning on March 12.

On that day, activists from all over the country will assemble at Congress and demand that they cut off all war funds and bring the troops home now.

Veterans, military families, clergy and religious communities, labor groups and others are all planning to participate with their own creative actions.

Youth organizations are planning direct action throughout the time of the encampment.

We have the opportunity to force the war to end if we act decisively.

Calendar:

 

Monday, March 12

            12 Noon – Encampment to Stop the War Begins
                         5pm – Kick-off rally, featuring Pam Parker, Anne Feeney, and others
7pm – Protest at AIPAC Conference organized by DAWN

 

Tuesday, March 13

                10 am – Morning meeting
                 Time TBA – Women’s delegation to Iraqi embassy to protest the pending                                execution of three women in Iraq.

 

Wednesday, March 14

            10 am – Morning meeting
            The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on funding. For the Iraq             war. When voting on the war budget begins, groups are planning Direct Action                 and protest at the Capitol.

            7 pm – A Forum: Target Iran. the Bush administration’s plan for more war – All                         Souls Unitarian Church – 1500 Harvard St (16th & Harvard Sts.), NW                                 Washington, DC

 
Thursday, March 15
        10 am – Morning meeting
        12 noon- May 1 Immigrant Rights Conference
        3 pm – Veterans, Military Families Car Caravan and Protest at Walter Reed
Friday, March 16
   
10 am – Morning meetingTBA – FIST Youth action, possible roving street                             blockade
Saturday, March 17

10 am – 11:30 “Cut war funding” kick-off rally at Encampment in front of                                 Congress at 3rd St & the Mall, in front of West Side of Capital.
11:30 we will begin a 20-30 minute march along Constitution Ave to Answer                             rally at 22nd & Constitution. This is a distance of 1.6 miles.
2pm – March on Pentagon begins from 22 & Constitution

 

How you can get involved:

 

  • Volunteer – Let us know when you will be at the encampment and for how long, what tasks you can help with, and how you can help prepare. Do you have tents, sleeping bags, and other equipment that can be used?
  • Get the word out – download leaflets and get them out in your school, union hall, church or mosque, community center, etc.
  • Come to Washington on or after March 12
  • Donate to help with the expenses of organizing and maintaining an encampment.

For daily updates on the Encampment to Stop the War, go to the Encampment blog at http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com

One Response to “ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR, OCCUPY and SHUT DOWN DC!”

  1. ALEXIS MAESTRE said

    GEORGE(WAR) BUSH INTERNATIONAL GENOCIDE.
    GEORGE(WAR) BUSH AND ADOLF HITLER(ONE PERSONS)(TWO ASSASSINS)
    GEORGE (WAR) RACIST IMPERIALIST.
    GEORGE(WAR)BUSH IS THE DESTROYER OF THE WORLD.
    RICHARD CHENEY SENIOR ASSASSIN.
    NO MORE YANKEES IMPERIALISM IN THE WORLD.
    NO MORE WAR OF UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD.
    UNITED STATES IS THE COUNTRY DESTROYER OF THE WORLD.
    ALEXIS MAESTRE(CUBAN REFUGEE) IS VICTIM IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OF RACISM AND ODIE.

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