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G. W. BUSH in manchester NH -SATURDAY! (english)
02 Oct 2002
Modified: 06 Oct 2002
PRES. BUSH IN MANCHESTER SATURDAY, OCT. 5
Peace Protest at Veterans Park, 10 am
PRES. BUSH IN MANCHESTER SATURDAY, OCT. 5
Peace Protest at Veterans Park, 10 am

President George W. Bush will be in Manchester for two events on Saturday,
Oct. 5. AFSC and NH Peace Action are asking for those who oppose the
proposed war with Iraq to gather from 10 am to 1 pm at Veterans Park, on Elm
St. in downtown Manchester, across from the Center of New Hampshire/Holiday
Inn. See below for details and more ideas for action:

1. Pres. Bush will speak at a Republican Rally at the Manchester National
Guard Armory at 8 am. This event is apparently free, with tickets available
from the Republican State Committee office. To get on the ticket list, call
603.225.9341.

The entrance to the Armory is on Commercial Street, almost underneath the
Amoskeag Bridge. This is a difficult place to picket, but it may be
possible for people to be visible with picket signs nearby. The parking lot
by the tall office building at the corner of Elm and the Amoskeag Bridge is
easily seen from the road. Also, the Elm Street side of the Armory is
highly visible.

2. Pres. Bush will attend a benefit reception for John E. Sununu a the
Center of New Hampshire/Holiday Inn, 700 Elm St., in downtown Manchester,
from 11 am to 1 pm. This is a $250 per person event . Bush will also pose
for photos (at $5000 apiece). (for info go to www.teamsununu.org or
www.nhgop.org).

3. AFSC and NH Peace Action propose that anti-war activists gather in
Veterans Park, across Elm Street from the Center of NH/Holiday Inn, from 10
am until 1 pm or so. This is as close as we are likely to get to the hotel
without risking arrest. NH Peace Action will inform the Manchester Police
of our plans. The sidewalk in front of the park is highly visible to people
going into the hotel as well as to anyone driving by.

Please bring signs and banners with messages calling for peace.
Suggestions:

- PEACE
- NO ATTACK ON IRAQ. END THE SANCTIONS
- BOOKS NOT BOMBS
- WAR IS TERRORISM

Directions: From I-293 north, take Granite Street exit. Go right on
Granite, over the river and up to Elm Street. Take a left. Veterans Park
is one block ahead, on the right.

From I-293 south, take Amoskeag Bridge exit. Exit off bridge onto
Commercial St. (by the Armory) and take Commercial St. to Granite St. Take
left on Granite, then left on Elm. Veterans Park is one block ahead, on the
right.

4. It is reported that many members of Congress are being flooded with
calls from citizens urging them to oppose a pro-war resolution. If you have
not yet called or faxed your members of Congress, please do so NOW. Also,
contact candidates for Congress.


This alert prepared by Arnie Alpert, American Friends Service Committee,
aalpert (at) afsc.org or 603.224.2407.
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Go Go Go (english)
05 Oct 2002
Go Go Go away, you whining, idiotic, left wing whimps..... Wake up and smell the coffee and stop coming up with excuses for the pathetic lives you lead.
Good turnout at Oct 5 Manchester protest (english)
06 Oct 2002
A couple hundred people turned out for the Oct 5 war protest during GW Bush's fund raising visit in Manchester, NH.

There was no mention whatsoever in the local 'newspaper', a publication typical of the right-wing media supporting Bush.

However, hundreds of passes-by were exposed to the message.
Many of our fellow citizens flashed peace signs, waved and beeped and were generally supportive. And yes, a few were vociferously in favor of bombing Iraq.... but I conclude based on this small sample that MOST of America does not want this war for oil.....

Keep working, our voice must - and will - be heard !