ACTION ALERT * UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
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January 20, 2005: Protest Bush’s Inauguration * Major protest activities being planned for Washington, D.C. * Dozens of local actions nationwide
Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org for details and links
On Thursday, January 20, 2005, George W. Bush will be inaugurated as president of the United States. For the millions of us who stand for the values of peace and justice, it is a moment to renew our commitment to resist the Bush Administration and its deadly policies of war and greed - and to show Bush, and the world, that our movement is energized, mobilized, and determined to keep fighting back.
PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: United for Peace and Justice urges everyone who can to converge in Washington, DC on January 20. We encourage you to participate in the creative, powerful protest activities being organized by two groups: the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN) (http://www.dawndc.net) and Turn Your Back on Bush (http://www.turnyourbackonbush.org). Visit the DC-based Counter-inaugural.org website (http://www.counter-inaugural.org)
for housing and ride boards, resources, meeting information, and more.
On Friday, January 21, help launch the post-inaugural progressive agenda
at the “United WE Stand” Rally and Cultural Festival at Plymouth
Congregational Church, featuring comedian/actor Rosie O'Donnell; Rev.
Graylan Hagler, Pastor, Plymouth Congregational UCC and UFPJ Steering
Committee; Damu Smith, Founder of Black Voices for Peace; UFPJ National
Coordinator Leslie Cagan and others. Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org
for more details.
LOCAL ACTIONS NATIONWIDE: Dozens of local protest events around the
country are scheduled for January 20. Some highlights: Activists in New
Orleans are organizing a "Jazz Funeral for Democracy," the Northland
Anti-War Coalition is organizing a Counter-Inaugural March in Duluth, MN,
and folks in Houston are coordinating a day of creative direct action and
non-cooperation. A complete list is available at http://www.unitedforpeace.org. Be sure to list your activities on the UFPJ
website calendar at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/events
WEAR A WHITE RIBBON: UFPJ also encourages everyone to wear a white ribbon on January 20 to honor all who have died as a result of the Bush
Administration’s policies. White is the symbol for peace in many countries
around the world and the symbol of mourning in others. The white ribbon is simple and clear: "We mourn all of the dead. We support the troops. End
the war now and bring the troops home."
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT MARCH 19: Wherever you are on January 20, it’s a great opportunity to begin spreading the word about the global day of
protest on March 19, the two-year anniversary of the Iraq War. United for
Peace and Justice has called for hundreds of local actions in communities
large and small across the U.S., with special support for the major
regional demonstration being planned in Fayetteville, NC. Visit
http://www.unitedforpeace.org for more information.