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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Anti-Inauguration Actions

There are plenty of inauguration-day plans out there for telling George Bush that he's bad for the nation:

  • United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) is asking everyone to converge on Washington, DC on Thursday, January 20, to participate in the protest activities of the DC Anti-War Network and of Turn Your Back on Bush. You can get info on housing and rides, resources, and meetings at Counter-inaugural.org.

    And you can also take part in the United WE Stand Rally and Cultural Festival at Plymouth Congregational Church on Friday, January 21. The event will feature comedian-actor Rosie O'Donnell; the Rev. Graylan Hagler, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church and member of the UFPJ Steering Committee; Damu Smith, founder of Black Voices for Peace; and UFPJ National Coordinator Leslie Cagan.

    UFPJ says that dozens of local protest events around the U.S. are scheduled for January 20, including the Jazz Funeral for Democracy in New Orleans and the Northland Anti-War Coalition's Counter-Inaugural March in Duluth, MN. See the UFPJ site for a complete list.

  • VoteToImpeach.org, which is sponsoring a mass rally, has secured official permission to be in bleachers along the parade route, at 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a point that Bush's motorcade must pass. Those taking part in the rally are asked to carry signs that read “Bush Lied: Thousands Died,” “Impeach Bush,” or “Save the Bill of Rights,” among other slogans.

  • VoteNoWar.org is a cosponsor of that same rally. The organization is asking people to bring or pick up signs at the rally that read "U.S. Out of Iraq Now," "End the Occupation—Bring the Troops Home Now," "End Colonial Domination from Palestine to Haiti—and Everywhere," or "Health Care, Education, Housing, and a Job at a Living Wage Must Be a Right!" You can find maps of the planned rally area, along with info about bus rides from all over the country, at the VoteNoWar site.

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