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Announcement :: Politics
9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
08 Sep 2005
Monday, September 12
National Day of Outrage
Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
5:00pm
JFK Federal Bldg, Boston
sept12boston.jpg
9/12-
Monday, September 12

National Day of Outrage
Justice for the Victims of Katrina!

5:00pm
JFK Federal Bldg, Boston

download flyer -
http://www.iacboston.org/katrina/pdf/sept12boston.pdf

We must unite on September 12 to demand:

* Immediate relief--food, medicine, water, clothing, and emergency shelter for the people of the region.
* Extended unemployment benefits for all who have lost jobs, and a massive jobs and housing program for the near future.
* Money for Hurricane Relief, Not War!
* End the military occupation of New Orleans! People trying to feed their families are not looters!
* An independent international investigation of the criminal negligence that caused this disaster.

It is a CRIME for the government:

* to allow people to suffer and die because of their race and class.
* to treat people like the enemy because they are black and poor.
* to spend $200 billion on war while cutting budgets at home, resulting in more death and destruction.

Some of the cities where protests are already planned include:
New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Amherst, New Haven, Charleston SC, Jackson MS, Miami FL, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Detroit, Jersey City, Los Angeles, Houston, Raleigh, Washington DC, San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland, Baltimore, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, St Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, Milwaukee, Atlanta, and hundreds of other cities and towns of all sizes, in every region of the country.

Initiating endorsers include:
the Million Worker March Movement; Troops Out Now Coalition; Saladin Muhammed, Black Workers For Justice; Harlem Tenants Council; Chris Silvera, Chair, Teamsters National Black Caucus; International Action Center; Cuba Solidarity New York; Rev. Lucius Walker, Pastors for Peace; Rev. Luis Barrios, Iglesia San Romero de Las Américas; and local leaders and activists from around the country.

Troops Out Now Coalition
http://www.troopsoutnow.org
See also:
http://www.iacboston.org
http://www.troopsoutnow.org

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Protest suggestion...
08 Sep 2005
The federal government has turned its back on Americans. I suggest a symbolic action where the people, en mass, around the federal building, literally turn their backs on the federal building. The symbolic protest action (the people turning their backs on the government) should be preannounced. The press should be invited and told that the people will "turn their backs on the government." The people, in unison and with an announcement, should all turn their backs on the feds and have a moment of silence.
Re: 9/12-
08 Sep 2005
great idea "X," that'll fuckin get em'. oh man, when we stand there, still, with our backs facing that building, shits gonna hit the fan. i dont know why we didnt think of this before. i'm pretty sure that the great forces of capitalism and hierarchy wont be able to tolerate such an action, and we should probably prepare for its collapse starting right now. if we time it right, so that we are facing the right direction towards the sun, that would probably be good too. it would show them that we are hot, and are willing to be hot to stand up to them, with our backs faced.
X's idea is very good.
08 Sep 2005
The psychological dimension of any struggle is far more potent than force. When people turn their backs on their government, in great numbers, governments fall. Look at East Germany.
Oh Shit
08 Sep 2005
Good call 'good call'.

Everyone else: you are morons.

This reminds of liberals saying after the Miami FTAA protest, the next step was to get Jennifer Aniston to led the charge (symbolic of course). That would shake the halls of power.

Morons.
Oh wait
08 Sep 2005
i justed looked it up on Wikipedia, i guess you are right. East Germany DID fall because people pacificy turned their backs when police or officials drove by on the street. The shame of their citizens not wanting to look at them was too much and they disbanded their authoritarian regime.

Morons.
Re: 9/12-
08 Sep 2005
while i think that 'good call' and 'blitz' are probably assholes trolling indy,edia, i do think that hat they said was kind of true. will the government really quail at a bunch of scruffy kids turning their backs?
Re: 9/12-
08 Sep 2005
while i think that 'good call' and 'blitz' are probably assholes trolling indy,edia, i do think that hat they said was kind of true. will the government really quail at a bunch of scruffy kids turning their backs?
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
08 Sep 2005
Protest FEMA Before They Kill Again, opps too late.

"Louisiana's largest newspaper, The Times-Picayune, called for the firing of every official at the
Federal Emergency Management Agency in an open letter to President Bush that it published."

Emergency action is needed for the remaining survivors in New Orleans. Military, federal and law enforcement officials are criminalizing the survivors and astonishingly rescue efforts and volunteers are being shut down or turned away by government agents. One activist reports talking to a federal agent who shot and killed desperate people trying to get in to his boat. NOIMC Newswire audio

An entire military hospital ship (the Bataan) has been on sceen yet gone unused since the storm passed.
In addition to "shoot to kill" orders, water and food will not be provided to survivors to force then to evacuate thier homes.

"FEMA is coordinating the mobilization of all available federal resources to help residents who may be in the path of this dangerous storm." said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050906/ap_on_re_us/hurricane_katrina

FEMA Boston Directors Office is on Joy street near the state capitol on Beacon st and Park street.

Why not call them or stop by RIGHT NOW and tell them how you feel about federal agents killing starving black people in New Orleans???
ph# 617-956-7506
also try -7500 thru -7509

additional FEMA offices are at 99 high st. 6th floor

Here is the link of pretty unbelievable shit.
http://www.uruknet.info/?p=15411&hd=0&size=1&l=x
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
08 Sep 2005
if you are actually going to turn your back on the government dont do it symbollically- actually abandon government and realize that nobody is fit to rule over anybody.
p.s. some of these flyers were printed up and passed out in my area today.
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
08 Sep 2005
Too late.

Why would Bush let America's largest port go down the drain???

The US (bread basket of the world) does not have the infrustructure to transport it's agricultural bounty execpt on the mississippi and thorugh N.O. And now that is gone. Silos are full and the harvest is already underway in some northern states.

Soon, as grains rot in silos and on farms unable to transport the food stuffs, hunger around the world will start to increase tensions. Starving people are much more prone to warfare for survival. And instead of Bush being destroyed by letting N.O. go under, we will soon be hearing for calls of big brother to save us from the growing chaos arond the world as starving masses loose all hope. Bush will be called to be not only be dictator of the US, but of the "free world" to save us from the chaos his actions and inactions created.

And the only thing that will remove him from power will be God coming down to earth to destroy him.
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
09 Sep 2005
"Why would Bush let America's largest port go down the drain???"
"... hunger around the world will start to increase tensions. Starving people are much more prone to warfare for survival. And instead of Bush being destroyed by letting N.O. go under, we will soon be hearing for calls of big brother to save us from the growing chaos arond the world as starving masses loose all hope. Bush will be called to be not only be dictator of the US, but of the "free world" to save us from the chaos his actions and inactions created."
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
09 Sep 2005
"Why would Bush let America's largest port go down the drain???"
"... hunger around the world will start to increase tensions. Starving people are much more prone to warfare for survival. And instead of Bush being destroyed by letting N.O. go under, we will soon be hearing for calls of big brother to save us from the growing chaos arond the world as starving masses loose all hope. Bush will be called to be not only be dictator of the US, but of the "free world" to save us from the chaos his actions and inactions created."
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
09 Sep 2005
Do we have the resources for basic survival when the capitalist infrastructure collapses?

Less punk-rock shows, more community gardens.
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
09 Sep 2005
Is "Noah" Noah Cohen from IAC?
Re: 9/12-National Day of Outrage:Justice for the Victims of Katrina!
11 Sep 2005
nah i'm not. different noah