See Ya @ 5

by fluxin Friday, Jun. 07, 2002 at 9:11 AM
Earth

Take the Not In our Name Pledge @ pm TODAY. Downtown.

Join U.S. 5pm-8pm

5 p.m., gather at Pershing Square (5th and Hill Street) in Downtown Los Angeles for pre-mass Pledge taking activities, including cultural performances, music, spoken word and guerilla theater.

"We are calling for people to bring their own displays, artwork and statements to create a Not in Our Name Memorial to the victims of the U.S. war against the world's people and a tribute to acts of resistance to the U.S. war and repression. Then special guests will start things off by each making a short statement about why they are taking the Pledge and reading a stanza from it. The event will culminate with a mass taking of the Pledge of Resistance at 8 p.m. in Pershing Square. "

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The Pledge to Resist

We believe that as people living
in the United States it is our
responsibility to resist the injustices
done by our government, in our names

Not in our name
will you wage endless war
there can be no more deaths
no more transfusions of blood for oil

Not in our name
will you invade countries
bomb civilians, kill more children
letting history take its course
over the graves of the nameless

Not in our name
will you erode the very freedoms
you have claimed to fight for

Not by our hands
will we supply weapons and funding
for the annihilation of families
on foreign soil

Not by our mouths
will we let fear silence us

Not by our hearts
will we allow whole peoples
or countries to be deemed
evil

Not by our will
and Not in our name

We pledge resistance
We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity

We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice freedom and peace
Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real