Saturday, January 27, 2007

Anti-War Demonstration in D.C. Today

Tens of thousands of Americans are descending on D.C. today to tell the crazed decider in the White House that in this country the people are the deciders.

Or is that just a meaningless passage in an obsolete document we call the Constitution?

The United for Peace and Justice sponsored affair will be broadcast live on CSPAN.

Speakers include: Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Danny Glover, Jane Fonda, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Reps. Kucinich, Waters, and Woolsey, Bob Watada, and more ...

Watch for 1,000 or so folks laying their bodies down to spell IMPEACH on the National Mall at noon.

And don't be fooled. Some of these people may look like hippies, but if that's so, hippies are smarter these days. There's a whole lot more going on than what you'll see on CSPAN.

New York Times:

So the groups that are organizing the demonstrations against the president’s strategy are also carrying out a sophisticated, well-financed lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill. Their behind-the-scenes efforts are intensifying, relying on tactics deployed in a cutthroat political race.

Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a coalition of labor unions, and other groups that have traditionally rallied against wars, has raised $1.5 million since it was formed two weeks ago. . .

Next week, the group intends to fly Iraq veterans to the home states of Republican senators who serve on the Foreign Relations Committee and voted Wednesday against the resolution condemning the administration plan, including Senators Norm Coleman of Minnesota and John E. Sununu of New Hampshire. Television advertisements are scheduled to be shown in some of the same states in an effort to apply pressure before the Senate vote on the resolution in early February.