8.31.2006

mark your calendar: october 5

You know it's important when I use that many words in a title, right?

A massive day of demonstration and resistance is planned for Thursday, October 5, called World Can't Wait.

Sign the call, spread the word, and plan to raise your voice on the 5th of October. (Right now the sign-up form is geared to US addresses. It does accept addresses from other countries, and hopefully organizers will change the form soon.)

I found out about World Can't Wait just this morning, through an email from a new reader in New Jersey. I'm reading more about the organization now. The steering committee and advisory board are all people whose work I admire, and who I look to for guidance and leadership. There are also some excellent FAQs about goals, protests in general and the future.

Mark your calendars. Spread the word. Plan to be there.

12 comments:

Woti-woti said...

I wonder if this is what the Times is referring to at the end:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/31/opinion/31observer.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Interesting that the only lesson that US politicians seemed to have learned from Viet Nam is how to control dissent.

West End Bound said...

L-girl,

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for this post!

We have lots of friends who were looking for a place to express the outrage we feel. The US public is becoming so numb to this administration's usurping of civil liberties that there needs to be a wake up call. Hopefully, this could be it!

We'll "spread the word" . . .

L-girl said...

Woti, that's an interesting observation from the media that ignores all the protest and dissent that does exists. The times calling protest hidden is beyond ironic. They're the ones hiding it!

WEB: you're welcome and thank you!

James said...

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Woti-woti said...

L-girl--good point. And one of the favourite methods of hiding something is dismissing it as 'blog chatter'. I cringe every time I hear the phrase 'national media'. It means 2 things--concentrated power in the hands of a few, and 'journalists' who are more interested in being 'personalities' than uncovering serious ethical problems about their corporate and government masters. Very few seem to be exempt from greed these days.

Mike said...

"National Media" = "Corporate PR"

Nothing really more to say.

Two comments in one day. I'll see you next year sometime :-)

L-girl said...

And one of the favourite methods of hiding something is dismissing it as 'blog chatter'.

Yup! Them crazy folks on the internet.

L-girl said...

Two comments in one day. I'll see you next year sometime :-)

Three! But who's counting? :)

See ya.

deang said...

About this time last year, I was approached at work by a high school work-study student who invited me to participate in last year's World Can't Wait demonstration here in Austin. This teenage student was one of the local organizers and was also involved in efforts to get military recruiters out of high schools. She appeared reserved and quiet but had been an environmental activist for several years while playing in a few local bands. I found all this out about her while marching with hundreds of other Austinites, many of them high school students, in last year's World Can't Wait demo in downtown Austin. Seeing so many young people involved renewed my hope a bit, and I hope they continue to bring in new blood.

Rob said...

We're there with you in Spirit and intent. We're signing and we're spreading the word!

After the "occupant's" diatribe in front of the American Legion in Salt Lake City today, it's now more important than ever to tell everyone about this. Keep the pressure on because our lives depend on it.

Respect and admiration,
~~Rob

L-girl said...

Seeing so many young people involved renewed my hope a bit, and I hope they continue to bring in new blood.

Dean, I always feel the same way when I march beside young people at demos and rallies. In the last mammoth pro-choice March on Washington (April 2004), a good one-third of the 1,000,000+ people there were high school and college students - young women and men. It was brilliant. Pro-choice and peace marches are always multigenerational, but this one was especially so.

L-girl said...

We're there with you in Spirit and intent. We're signing and we're spreading the word!

Yay. :)

I may only be there in spirit as well. This may not be happening in Canada. More on that soon.

After the "occupant's" diatribe in front of the American Legion in Salt Lake City today, it's now more important than ever to tell everyone about this. Keep the pressure on because our lives depend on it.

I just posted about this. I wouldn't have even heard about it if it weren't for you, so thanks.

Thanks for your kind words, Rob. Keep on keeping on.