February 11, 2007

An Historic March for Peace on the Pentagon

MARCH 17, 2007

Many states have started organizing this effort. Check to see what your state has done so far at the bottom of this post.

Whatever happened to the nation that never tortured? The nation that wasn’t supposed to start wars of choice? The nation that respected human rights and lives? A nation that from the beginning was against tyranny?

Where have we gone? How did we let these people take us there? How did we let them fool us?

We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, ‘Stop it, now!’”

-- Molly Ivins

In 2007 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 march on the Pentagon4th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war

On March 17, 2007, the 4th anniversary of the start of the criminal invasion of Iraq, tens of thousands of people from around the country will descend on the Pentagon in a mass demonstration to demand: U.S. Out of Iraq Now!

The message of the 1967 march--40 years ago--was "From Protest to Resistance," and marked a turning point in the development of a countrywide mass movement.

In the coming days and weeks, thousands of organizations and individuals will begin mobilizing for the upcoming March on the Pentagon. Organizing committees and transportation centers are being established to bring people to the March on the Pentagon.

The March 17 demonstration will assemble at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Constitution Gardens) at 12 noon in Washington, D.C.and march to the Pentagon.


Chicago, IL A.N.S.W.E.R Chicago CONTACT: ANSWER@ChicagoANSWER.net, 773-463-0311TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Buses leave Friday evening and return after the demonstration. Contact for more information and to get involved.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC


Ft. Wayne, IN CONTACT: Bruce Hall at ftwynebus@answercoalition.org or 260-745-7354TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

Iowa (see more details at the bottom of this post)

Des Moines, IA Methodist Federation for Social Action - Iowa Chapter CONTACT: Chet Guinn at desmoinesbus@answercoalition.org, 515-282-8054 or 515-556-8054 TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC


Minneapolis, MN CONTACT: Anh Tham at minneapolisbus@answercoalition.org or 612-379-3899TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Contact for more information.TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZED TO: Washington DC

No information available.

North Dakota
No information available.

South Dakota
No information availabe.

No information available.

Iowa Activists have already started organizing. Help your state be part of this historic march.

For questions about the March 17 March on the Pentagon, contact the National Office of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition by email at info@internationalanswer.org

or by phone at 202-544-3389 x14. Please contact Transportation Centers only about transportation from the city nearest you.

More Details for Iowans

If you're an Iowan, see below for info about a DM bus to the Pentagon next month. They will arrange to pick up passengers along I-80 from DM to Davenport-- so of course that includes Iowa City, Grinnell, etc.

Get on the bus!* Seats reserved on a first come, first serve basis

Friday, 3/16, 11 am, leave Des Moines (free parking)

Saturday, 3/17, noon, walk from the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial to demonstration at the Pentagon

Sunday, noon, arrive in Des Moines

Cost: $135. Payment due by February 21.
Make checks to MFSA** with “Bus Trip” in the memo line.
Mail to: Eloise Cranke, 2222 E. 41st, Des Moines, 50317

For more information or to register for the trip: contact Chet Guinn
515/282-8054, cell 515-556-8054, clguinn@mchsi.com

*A 57 passenger deluxe motor coach from Windstar Lines equipped with DVD player, PA system, restroom, reclining seats, armrests, footrests, individual light and air controls and air conditioning.

**Methodist Federation for Social Action. Persons of all faiths and persuasions welcome.

1 comment:

Thespis said...

Carol Kula deserves a round of applause for sharing this information with all of us. Informed and active members like her are what makes our blog site work so well.