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Camp Democracy Veterans to Lead March

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Camp Democracy Veterans to Lead March

When: Saturday September 9, 2006

What: Silent March and Vigil around the Capitol Building

Why: To remember the fallen and remind Congress and the public of the human cost of the War on and Occupation of Iraq.

Gather at 9 am at 1st and Independence Southwest corner located 1 block North of Capitol South Metro Stop

Step off at 9:30 am end at 10:30 am

All invited

Michael T. McPhearson
Veterans For Peace, Executive Director

“Festival Democracy” at Camp Democracy on September 9-11

Camp Democracy is a 17-day event focused not only on ending the war but also on righting injustices here at home and on holding accountable the Bush Administration and Congress.

WASHINGTON, DC - September 9-11

WHAT: A festival of workshops, speakers, training and entertainment focused on a variety of causes,
all intent on changing the course that the Bush administration is taking our country.
WHERE: On the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets (different location from the rest of Camp
WHEN: Friday-Monday, September 9-11, 2006

Summary of events on Saturday, September 9, 2006:
Funded by Democracy Rising
For a full schedule of events, go to:
Continuous events from 10:30am-10:00pm

Highlights include:
10:30-12: Mike Stark, presenting “Giving it to the Right Wing: Blog and Op-ed Research”
10:30-12: Carlos Arredondo, Gold Star Father, Dad on Fire
10:30-12: Antonia Juhasz, author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
10:30-12: Stephen Zunes, author of The United States and Iran: How We Can Stop the Next War
10:30-12: Diane Perlman, presenting Conflict Resolution
12-1:30: Swami Beyondananda, presenting Comedy for Lunch
12-1:30: Bruce Gagnon, presenting "The Necessity of Converting the Military Industrial Complex”
12-1:30: Rob Kall, presenting “Tapping the Power of Stories”
2-4: Ray McGovern and Karen Kwiatowski, Whistleblowing 101
3-5: Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher, presenting “Restoring the Rule of Law”
3-5: Bill Moyer, presenting “From Opposition to Proposition: Crystallizing a Progressive
Movement for 2008 and Beyond”
3-5: Glen Ford, creator of
3-5: Stirling Newberry **
7-10: VotersForPeace, showing the excellent film “Why We Fight”

Summary of events on Sunday, September 10, 2006:
For a full schedule of events, go to:
Continuous events from 10:30am-10:00pm

Highlights include:
10:30-12: Joel Bleifuss and Harvey Wasserman, presenting Stolen Election Planning and Action
10:30-12: Antonia Juhasz, author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
10:30-12: Nancy Talanian, presenting Bill of Rights Defense
12-1:30: Harvey Wasserman, presenting Solartopia: Our Green Powered Earth
12-1:30: Linda Schade, Co-Founder of VotersForPeace, presenting how to challenge our pro-war
12-3: Adam Roufberg, presenting Responsible Citizenship and Accountability
1:30-3: Rahul Mahajan **
1:30-3: Raed Jarrar **
1:30-3: Simin Royanian **
1:30-3: Dave Lippman, presenting “Clinton Got a B*** J***”
1:30-3: Billionaires for Bush, presenting Loyal to Big Oil
3-5: Ann Wright, retired U.S. Colonel who quit the service over the Iraq war **
3-5: John Kim, National Coordinator of Korea Peace Campaign, a project of Veterans for Peace
3-5: Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher, presenting “Restoring the Rule of Law”
5-7: Barbara O’Brien, presenting “Blogging the Movement”
7-10: Open readings from Fear Up: Stories from Baghdad and Guantanamo

Summary of events on Monday, September 11, 2006:
Funded by The Best War Ever
Commemorating the 5-year Anniversary of 9/11 and the Gandhi Day of Nonviolence
For a full schedule of events, go to:
Continuous events from 10:30am-10:00pm

Highlights include:
10:30-12: Sheldon Rampton, Center for Media and Democracy and author of The Best War Ever with
Larry C. Johnson
10:30-12: Liza Sabater, Culture Kitchen, presenting “So You Want to Blog the Revolution”
11:00: Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and author of Legacy of Love: My
Education in the Path of Nonviolence
12-1:30: Lester Brown, presenting Earth in Crisis
12-1:30: Kevin Zeese, presenting stories from Democracy Rising
12-3: Music in Memoriam: Remembering Five Years Ago (various artists)
1:30-3:00: Gareth Porter, presenting “Talking about Putting Down the Arms: Rethinking Militarism”
1:30-3: Jim Bovard presenting Bush and Attention Deficit Democracy
3-5: Ellen Ratner, presenting Messaging to the Media
3-5: Dr. Gene Bolles
5-7: Movement Choir for Peace, led by Marylee Hardenbergh
6:30-7:30: Guerilla Poets present an Open Mic
8:00: Presentation of the film Gandhi: 100 Years of Nonviolence

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