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From http://www.resistinmarch.org

CODE PINK is leading a day of action in Washington, D.C., to demand impeachment on March 18, 2008.

Check the schedule and links for all the March peace and impeachment actions below.

Events Planned for March 10-19, 2008, to Resist the U.S. Occupation of Iraq, Oppose New Wars, Demand Impeachment:

FEBRUARY 1, 2008 in New York City: Planning Meeting for March 19 in Washington, D.C.
Details here.

MARCH 10 to 12, 2008 (Monday to Wednesday) in Washington, D.C.: Stop-Loss Congress
This March, while tens of thousands of Americans in Washington, D.C., and all over the United States will be participating in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and involuntarily deployed U.S. soldiers and innocent civilian victims will begin another year of occupation, torture, and murder, U.S. congress members will be on vacation (from the 15th to 30th, technically a "district work period"), ignoring the killing and suffering they have enabled, supported, and financed.

To intensify the irony, Congress has condoned a widespread stop-loss policy in the military which requires soldiers to involuntarily extend their tours and prolong the killing. It is time to Stop-Loss Congress!

On Monday March 10, and Tuesday March 11, we will deliver "official" stop-loss notices to all members of Congress in their Capitol Hill offices. These will notify them that all of their LEAVES, VACATIONS and HOME VISITS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED until further notice. Just as they require that active-duty personnel endure involuntary extensions of their tours of duty, we, the people for whom they work, are notifying them that they, too, will have their tours of duty INVOLUNTARILY EXTENDED until every foreign soldier and mercenary is out of Iraq, and home. When all the troops and contractors get home, then Congress can go home, and no sooner.

Monday evening March 10: Party at George Washington University with political HIP HOP performers SON of NUN and HEAD ROC along with a great DJ from B'more for dancing. Admission is by donation.

Tuesday evening March 11: Premiere of the documentary short "DAD ON FIRE BLUES" by filmmaker Scott Haman at BUSBOYS & POETS in Washington, D.C. Carlos Arredondo will speak. Rick Burnley will recite poetry. There will be flamenco music. Afterward, there will be folk music at Saint Stephens Church.

On Wednesday March 12, we will take nonviolent action on Capitol Hill, to ensure that, while thousands of Iraqis, Afghanis, and foreign invaders die and are injured for life, the members of Congress and their staffs do not go home but remain to DO THEIR DUTY, and immediately end the funding of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. No members of Congress goes home until THE TROOPS COME HOME.

Also on Wednesday March 12: Ghosts of War.

To participate in planning these events, to learn meeting times and places, to help distribute flyers and organize travel, training, and other preparation, join this listserve.

Participating Organizations: Hip Hop Caucus, AfterDowningStreet.org, Backbone Campaign, Camp Casey Peace Institute, CODEPINK Women For Peace, Common Ground Collective New Orleans, Democrats.com, Global Network, Gold Star Families for Peace, Progressive Democrats of America, Our Spring Break, The Critical Voice, Artists Against The War, Cities for Peace, ConsumersForPeace.org, Grandmothers Against the War, Kennebunks Peace Department, New Orleans Voices for Peace, Daughters of Vietnam Veterans, Why Not News, DC Chapter of IVAW, World Can’t Wait – Drive Out The Bush Regime!, Peace Majority Report, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Coalition for the Constitution, Grassroots Impeachment Movement, Florida Peace Action Network, Liberty Tree, Maine Veterans for Peace, Boston IVAW, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, Washington Peace Center, Delaware Valley Veterans for America,

MARCH 13-16, 2008 (Thursday-Sunday) in Silver Spring, Maryland: Winter Soldier
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)'s Winter Soldier Testimony

Preview.

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 

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