Monday, March 5, 2007

Announcing a Protest of Bush Sr. and Madeleine Albright in LA

(I'm posting this submission from a reader here. It was submitted as a response to my Iran: Who's Crying Wolf posting, but since that post was a little while back, I'm posting his comment here).

Oustanding talk yesterday. Thanks very much for sharing with us.


Also, Prof. Loo, per our discussion yesterday, re boycott & upcoming protests/actions on the 12th and 17th, please see below details re the Bush March 12th @ 7 pm protest and please forward this email and the attached flyer (latest version) to those in the movement whom you think will be able to attend.

Fyi, last week I met with and spoke with Cynthia McKinney and several other groups. I also met and spoke with members at ANSWER, ISO, Code Pink, World Can't Wait (Refuse & Resist!), the Activist Support Circle and ICUJP. Each group will have attendees there and the event is gaining momentum!

It would be great if you could attend both of the upcoming protests. Please bring any banners and/or signs you may have. This is a terific pro-Peace and 911Truth brand campaign and an opportunity to build the 911/Iraq linkage prior the March 17th march.

Peace now,

- V.

- Protest against George H.W. Bush & Madeleine Albright at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 N. Grand Ave. (Downtown L.A., by Hope & 1st Street)
Please arrive b/w 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm and bring 911Truth and Pro-Peace signs
(see attached file for graphics)
Note: Tickets for the Bush evening event itself are purchasable via GoldStar Events for half-price ($40)

“…And Pinnocchio (‘G.W.Bush’)…his nose grew longer and longer…”
A decentralized evening protest on March 12th at 7 pm against George H.W. Bush (“Geppetto”) and Madeleine Albright (“Mad Not-So-Bright”). The event is intended be a build-up protest to the March 17th @ 12 pm - Hollywood & Vine protest. It is in keeping with the nation wide ramp-up in March civic dissent & disobedience actions. Protesters will gather between 7:00-7:30 pm. Please give yourself plenty of time to gather and park near or at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown LA. We are focusing on the Bush/Madeline Albright March 12th protest action as an important step in the buildup to the March 17th ANSWERLA action at Hollywood & Vine. Peace Now,

- PLT (Green Party ; Tele: 310.497.7255);
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Iraq War Results & Statistics as of Feb. 11, 2007 (from D. White, special to NYT & Washington Post):
3,128 US Soldiers Killed, 23,417 Seriously Wounded ; Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated at 600,000+ - A UN report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian causalities have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at 80,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Informed estimates place Iraqi civilian causalities at over 600,000 (Johns Hopkins/LANCET study - 2006).

US SPENDING IN IRAQ - Spent & Approved War-Spending - $505 billion of US taxpayers' funds. President Bush is expected to request another $150 billion in war-spending for 2007 and $140 billion for 2008, which would bring the cumulative total to over $750 billion. Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9 billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 million in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq - $10 billion, per Feb 2007 Congressional hearings. Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported - $2.4 billion

US AND COALITION TROOPS IN IRAQ - Troops in Iraq (last updated by US as of Jan 7, 2007) - Total 146,100, including 132,000 from the US, 7,100 from the UK, and 7,100 from all other nations (other than Iraq).

US Troop Causalities - 3,128 US troops; 98% male. 90% non-officers; 78% active duty, 13% National Guard; 74% Caucasian, 10% African-American, 11% Latino. 19% killed by non-hostile causes. 54% of US casualties were under 25 years old. 68% were from the US Army. Non-US Troop Casualties - Total 256, with 132 from the UK. US Troops Wounded - 23,417, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries (total excludes psychological injuries). US Troops with Serious Mental Health Problems à 30% of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home. US Military Helicopters Downed in Iraq - 69 total, at least 38 by enemy fire.

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