Saturday, January 27, 2007

Calling for Peace

Certainly most people won't be reading this post because they are emerging on our Nation's Capital. But just in case you were unable to attend this historic event, it can be viewed on C-Span.

C-Span will cover it from 11:00 am to 2:15 pm

Some of the confirmed speakers are Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Jane Fonda, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Reps. Kucinich, Rep. Waters, and Rep. Woolsey.

Wapo has some earlier pictures.

Truer words were never written than by Medea Benjamin - read the whole thing, but the beginning says it all:

The January 27 anti-war rally in Washington DC could have become yet another symbolic peace march in the freezing cold through a city where no one was listening. But then two things happened: On November 7, the voters gave Congress an unmistakable mandate to end the war. And George Bush, ignoring the will of the voters, the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, and the advice of his own generals, announced an escalation of the war.

People who had planned to watch this protest on C-Span from the comfort of their homes are now cramming onto buses, planes and trains to converge on the nation’s capitol. Thanks to George Bush’s latest blunder, we’re now expecting the biggest march in Washington DC since the war began.

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