Counter-inauguration Jan. 20
On Thursday, January 20, 2005, George W. Bush will be inaugurated as president of the United States. For the millions of us who stand for the values of peace and justice, it is a moment to renew our commitment to resist the Bush Administration and its deadly policies of war and greed - and to show Bush, and the world, that our movement is energized, mobilized, and determined to keep fighting back.
PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: United for Peace and Justice urges everyone who can to converge in Washington, DC on January 20. We encourage you to participate in the creative, powerful protest activities being organized by two groups: the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN) (http://www.dawndc.net) and Turn Your Back on Bush (http://www.turnyourbackonbush.org). Visit the DC-based Counter-inaugural.org website (http://www.counter-inaugural.org) for housing and ride boards, resources, meeting information, and more.
On Friday, January 21, help launch the post-inaugural progressive agenda at the "United WE Stand" Rally and Cultural Festival at Plymouth Congregational Church, featuring comedian/actor Rosie O'Donnell; Rev. Graylan Hagler, Pastor, Plymouth Congregational UCC and UFPJ Steering Committee; Damu Smith, Founder of Black Voices for Peace; UFPJ National Coordinator Leslie Cagan and others. Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org for more details.
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT MARCH 19: Wherever you are on January 20, it's a great opportunity to begin spreading the word about the global day of protest on March 19, the two-year anniversary of the Iraq War. United for Peace and Justice has called for hundreds of local actions in communities large and small across the U.S., with special support for the major regional demonstration being planned in Fayetteville, NC. Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org for more information.
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