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Announcement :: Organizing
Anti War vigil today 4:30-6:00 needam
05 Sep 2005
Money for hurricane survivors not for war and apartheid
Hi, This Monday, Labor Day, I am organizing a standout in Needham at the Highland Ave west exit off of Rte 128. 4:30 to 6:00 PM. The TV station Channel 5 which I believe is the ABC news outlet in Boston is right off of 128 at that exit on a small side street off of Highland Ave at the first set of lights as you leave the exit. It could be a combined media critique of the bias in the handling of the war and an anti-war protest (Iraq) and also a pro Palestinian one especially in terms of the biased coverage of the Gaza pullout in comparison with the lack of coverage of the death and destruction that goes on daily under Israel's aegis in the Occupied Territories. I thought that those who wanted to could walk the short distance to stand on the overpass over Rte 128 with the same signs as there will be a lot of homebound holiday traffic. The signs to be held over the highway must be very clear in order to be read through the chain link fence. The time frame will also coincide with the preparation for the 6:00 PM broadcast of the evening news on Channel 5. We've been giving the media a free ride so we might as well turn the tables on them. Peace, Elaine

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Re: Anti War vigil today 4:30-6:00 needam
06 Sep 2005
Sparks started to fly as we took up position on the cornor across from the access road to channel 5 tonight. While the 3 of us measured the usual assortment of honks, fingers, heckles and cheers we got flanked by a houshold of neighbors who had words with one of our group. Soon they were waving a flag and had signs of thier own. "TRAITOR" "they want to see people get killed" and my favorite "we support the troops"
We stood out for a hour or so with our signs "New Orleans not war" , a palestinian flag, "victory to the iraqi resistance" and " lies.."
At quiting time we headed up to the IHop to get a bite and plan more actions in the thick of the hair spray crowd.
Re: Anti War vigil today 4:30-6:00 needam
09 Sep 2005
Dammit!!! NO!!! We should NOT support the Iraqi resistance.

Please, folks. Trust me on this one.

I was there.
Re: Anti War vigil today 4:30-6:00 needam
09 Sep 2005
So you celebrated an ineffective protest by remaining a part of capitalist culture. Why didn't you just dumpster some bagels?