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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Helping Make Oct 5 a Success - There Is a Way, There Is a Day!

1. There Is a Way, There is a Day excerpt

2. Sunday events: Crobsy Stills Nash and Young; and Protest of Hillary Clinton at Riverside Church

1. Think of all the people who are deeply distressed over the direction in which the Bush regime is dragging the country - and the world... All the people who are outraged over the way in which this regime is arrogantly seeking to bludgeon into submission people in the Middle East, and throughout the world, while trampling on the rights of the people in the U.S. itself... All the people who care about the future of humanity and the planet we live on, and who recognize the many ways in which the Bush regime is increasingly posing a dire threat to this... All the people who are stirred with a profound restlessness by these feelings but are held back by the fear that they are alone and powerless; or who say that they wish something could be done to stop and reverse this whole disastrous course, but nothing will make a difference; or who hope that somehow the Democrats will do something to change this, when everyday it becomes more clear that they will not... All these people, who make up a very large part of the population of this country and whose basic sentiments are shared by the majority of people throughout the world...

Imagine if, from out of this huge reservoir of people, a great wave were unleashed, moving together on the same occasion, making, through their firm stand and their massive numbers, a powerful political statement that could not be ignored: refusing that day to work, or walking out from work, taking off from school or walking out of school -- joining together, rallying and marching, drawing forward many more with them, and in many and varied forms of creative and meaningful political protest throughout the day, letting it be known that they are determined to bring this whole disastrous course to a halt by driving out the Bush Regime through the mobilization of massive political opposition.

There is a way to make this happen. There is a day, coming soon, on which people will be mobilizing to make this a reality. There is a vehicle and a means through which anguish, outrage and frustration can be transformed into truly meaningful, positive and powerful political mobilization.

"The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US."

**Everyone is asked to go All-Out to reach massive numbers of people fast, not one by one incrementally. This weekend, this means participating in WCW $500,000 fund drive for major ads and for the September 7th organizing meetings. Teams going out in the communities should raise funds for October 5. Anyone outraged and angry at what took place in New Orleans need to deliver the verdict of "guilty of mass murder" on October 5 "Drive out the Bush Regime?) Join the morning and evening phone bank this weekend (and during the week too, most likely) to reach this huge reservoir of people and challenge them to give $ and step forward to organize others. This is a big effort and not something to squeeze in when there's time. Write or call the store if you can make it and is not already doing this.


2. Sunday Events:

6:30 PM Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at Madison Square Garden.
This was a pretty progressive group in the 60's and was particularly legendary for the eloquent and defiant song in the immediate wake of the government's bloody repression at Kent State. Today, Neil Young has out a very popular "Impeach the President" song. These reunion concerts have been very political and has getten a huge reaction, with people chanting "Impeach the President". There is an ALL-OUT to go to this concert with fund buckets, the Call, There is a way There is a Day, the paper, etc. Stay tuned to the blog for details. Most likely, we'll gather at the store at 5 or 5:30 PM.

10 AM - Picketing Hillary Clinton at Riverside Church, W. 120th and 122nd block west of Broadway
Someone active in the social action committee at Riverside Church is inviting everyone to picket Hillary Clinton tomorrow AM. The service starts at 10:45. People will be entering both at the Claremont entrance and the Riverside Drive entrance. Take the #1 to 116th stop. The social action folks there will probably have logistics and how they want to do it...Signs would be welcome,etc.


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