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by Drive Out the Bush Regime
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at 9:13 PM
Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.
Walk outs at noon from work and schools, demonstrations, direct actions.
We are talking about something on a scale that can really make a huge change in this country and in the world. We need more than fighting Bush's outrages one at a time, constantly losing ground to the whole onslaught. We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the Bush regime's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed. We, in our millions, must and can take responsibility to change the course of history.
To that end, on November 2, the first anniversary of Bush's "re-election", we will take the first major step in this by organizing a truly massive day of resistance all over this country. People everywhere will walk out of school, they will take off work, they will come to the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to JOIN US. They will repudiate this criminal regime, making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"
November 2 must be a massive and public proclamation that WE REFUSE TO BE RULED IN THIS WAY. November 2 must call out to the tens of millions more who are now agonizing and disgusted. November 2 will be the beginning — a giant first step in forcing Bush to step down, and a powerful announcement that we will not stop until he does so — and it will join with and give support and heart to people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped.
This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will to try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.
The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.
These next days are crucial. The call you are reading has to get out to millions right away — on the internet, passed out as flyers in communities, published as ads in newspapers. DO NOT WAIT!! GET ORGANIZED!! If you agree with this statement, add your name to it!!! And do more than that: send it to friends, get them to sign it, organize a meeting, take it to your church, your school, your union, your health club, your barber shop, to concerts and libraries and family gatherings, everywhere you go. Raise money, lots of money. Get people together, make plans to be there on November 2, and to build for it.
The world can't wait! Drive out the Bush Regime! Mobilize for November 2!
Click here to sign the call.
–After Downing Street Coalition
–Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
–Aris Anagnos, Los Angeles
–ANSWER, NYC Chapter
–Asad AbuKhalil, Department of Politics, California State University
–Ed Asner, actor
–Axis of Justice
–Russell Banks, writer
–David Berenson, Green Party of Ohio
–Blair Bobier, Esq.
–Campus Anti-War Network(CAN)
–Tim Carpenter, Director, Progressive Democrats of America
–David Cobb, Green Party Presidential Candidate, 2004
–Code Pink: Women for Peace
–Barry Crimmins, Writer/Correspondent, Air America Radio
–Chris Daly, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
–DC Anti-War Network
–Noel Don Juan, MECCA SF, Music Director
–Tom Duane, New York State Senator
–Michael Eric Dyson
–Edwin Ellis, President of Veterans for Peace, LA
–Jody Evans, Code Pink
–Ralph Fertig, President, Humanitarian Law Project
–Francis Fox Piven
–Jennifer Friederbach, Coalition on Homelessness, S.F.
–Deborah Glick, NY State Assembly
–Haitian Coalition for Justice
–Suheir Hammad, Poet
–Sam Hamill, Poets Against War
–Kathleen Hanna, Musician
–David Harris, Author, Founder of "Resistance"
–Rev. Robert M. Hollum, Pastor of Luther Place, Washington, DC
–Humboldt County, CA Green Party
–Bill T. Jones, Dancer
–Rickie Lee Jones, Musician
–Esther Kaplan, Author of "With God On Their Side"
–Frances Kissling, President of Catholics for Free Choice
–Yuri Kochiyama, Oakland
–Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, St. Mary's Episcopal Church
–Ron Kovic, author, Vietnam veteran
–Mark Leno, California Assemblyman
–Margaret Lindgren, FOR/LA (Fellowship of Reconciliation) Los Angeles, California
–Lucinda Marshall, Founder, Feminist Peace Network
–Keith McHenry, Founder, Food Not Bombs
–Men of All Colors Together
–Allen Michaan, Owner, Grand Lake Theater, Oakland CA
–Tom Morello, Audioslave
–Not in Our Name
–Jose Padilla*, Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)
–Peter Phillips Ph.D. Project Censored Sociology Department Sonoma State University
–Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize winning playwright
–Jeremy Pikser, screenwriter, Bulworth
–Port Townsend Peace Movement, Port Townsend WA
–Kevin Powell, Writer
–Progressive Democrats of America
–Rosemary R. Ruether, Theologian, Professor, Claremont Graduate University Professor Emerita of Feminist Theology at Pacific School of Religion
–Boots Riley, The Coup
–David Swanson, creator of MeetWithCindy.org, co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition
–Sunsara Taylor, Revolution Newspaper
–Topanga Peace Alliance
–Marianne Torres Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane * Washington State
–Gore Vidal, Author
–Rev. Dave Weissbard, Senior Minister The Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL
–Cornel West, Princeton University
–Philip E. Wheaton, Episcopal priest, Community of Christ, Washington, DC
–Johannes W. Williams, attorney, District of Columbia
–Ann Wright, former US diplomat, resigned in protest of Iraq war
–David Zeiger, Displaced Films (Sir, No Sir)
–Howard Zinn, historian, author of A Peoples' History of the United States
–Dave Zirin, author, "What's My Name, Fool?, Sports and Resistance in the United States."
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|the clock is ticking
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||liberals are thieves
||Saturday, Nov. 05, 2005 at 4:31 PM
|thieves? the capitalists are thieves.
||Sunday, Nov. 06, 2005 at 12:59 AM
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||Sunday, Nov. 06, 2005 at 4:28 AM
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|Taking BA seriously
||Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at 11:18 PM
|As usual, BA shows his ignorance
||Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at 11:55 PM
||Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at 8:52 PM
|by the way,
||Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at 8:56 PM
||Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at 12:28 AM
|BA's racist comments on Watts residents
||Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at 7:18 PM
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|does anyone entertain the idea
||Monday, Nov. 14, 2005 at 5:52 AM
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