The city of Berkeley needs your help after taking a courageous position against the recruiting machine that is feeding young bodies into the perpetual meat grinder that is Iraq. And the Empire is trying to strike back. If you can physically join the 24-hour vigil beginning Monday, Feb 11 announced below, please do so.
If you can help in other ways, call or email CodePink at 510-524-2776 or http://www.codepinkalert.org/berkeleyrecruiting
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- Berkeley24-hour Emergency Peace-In Vigil
- Sponsored by: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
- Date(s): 2008-02-11
- Time: 6:00 pm
- Description: Calling all peace-loving people!
Join 24-hour Emergency Peace-In Vigil outside Berkeley City Hall
When: Monday, February 11, 7pm until 7pm on Tuesday February 12th, when the Berkeley City Council meets.
Where: Maudelle Shirek City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley. (at Allston Way, 2 blocks west of the Downtown Berkeley BART).
Why: Our efforts to close the Berkeley Marine Recruiting Station have galvanized national attention. The pro-war forces, represented by the group Move America Forward, are mobilizing to descend on Berkeley on Tuesday, February 12, starting at 5am! They plan to spend the day attempting to intimidate our peace-loving City and City Council.
We need to protect our city from outside pro-war forces. We need to support our elected officials who represent our peace-loving stand.
This struggle is not about the Marines: It's about the occupation of Iraq. It's about recruiting our youth to be those occupying forces in Iraq. It's about the 1.2 million dead Iraqis, the 3,950 dead U.S. soldiers, the trillions of dollars of our taxpayer money. It's about respecting the right of the people of Berkeley to say no to war!
What you can do:
Help spread the word. Send this out far and wide.
Come for the whole Peace-In or take a 3-hour shift. Sign up here: (volunteerforchange.org Bring your tent, sleeping bag, all your peace props, and hot pink fabric.
Support the campers: bring food, drinks, a song, sign & banner-making materials, your creativity and peaceful, positive energy
Come to the City Council meeting at 7pm: If you can't make the vigil, please come to the City Council meeting at the same site, where councilmembers will discuss the city's position about the Marine Recruiting Station. It starts at 7pm; try to be there by 5pm (or earlier) to get a seat.
For more information, call CODEPINK at 510-524-2776 or see (www.codepinkalert.org )
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