Wednesday, August 31, 2005

 

Camp Casey I supplies to Lousiana

[from the Lonestar Iconoclast]

VETERANS at CAMP CASEY I, near Crawford, have issued an appeal for donations of generators and other goods to be taken to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The group plans to leave Camp II at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to deliver donations and supplies left over at Camps I and II to those in need in areas impacted by the hurricane. Any persons having first-hand information on conditions in New Orleans and the area north of Covington, La. (Washington Parish) are urged to contact the Lonestar Iconoclast. Some individuals at Camp Casey have relatives in that area and are anxious for news.


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

 

Closing up Crawford Vigil

[reposted message from Debbie Russell]

Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans
Against the War and Veterans for Peace are closing up headquarters in
Crawford (although they are still having some fun and making some great
things happen meanwhile - David Rovics is there right now playing for them!)
and setting out on a bus tour to D.C. to follow Bush back to the White House
until he speaks to Cindy THERE!

The first stop on the tour is AUSTIN!

So, come on out Wednesday in support of the military families and to send
off the bus on it's tour in style. Despite what you may have read online at
this point (or in the Chronicle), the rally will actually begin at 5:00 pm
at the Capital sidewalk at 11th St., with Cindy and the bus crew arriving
around 5:15pm so we can march to City Hall for a rally, starting around
+/-6pm. Details are in the works for various aspects of the event, not the
least of which is addressing the issue of the differing times put out there,
but it's coming along well, if very very late---forgive us, events in
Crawford have overwhelmed and in some cases, literally incapacitated us -
preventing our timely attention to the first tour stop.

5:15 - BUS ARRIVES AT CAPITAL, 11th and Congress
5:40 - MARCH to CITY HALL, Cesar Chavez and Guadalupe
6:00 - RALLY
7:00 - VIGIL

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

 

What should you not bring?

If you're headed to Camp Casey, please leave your pets at home, if possible. A message from the Crawford Peace House.

We love dogs; you love your dog. We want your support, and encourage you to come participate in this action. You want to support us and the cause. But we are already inundated with work on the infrastructure and management of this action, and dealing with all the issue surrounding the dogs has made a difficult situation worse. So do all invlolved, including your dog, a favor and don't bring.

Monday, August 22, 2005

 

What is it like there?

[update]

A nice account since Camp Casey II got going is here.
During the course of that week, Sheehan was suddenly pulled from her vigil by her mother's stroke, taking most of the media with her. But strangely enough, Cindy's departure didn't slow the momentum of the demonstration, which was, after all, about more than a single woman's question -- it was about Bush's refusal to take responsibility for this war that is being paid for, one way or another, by all of us.
Some accounts of what it is like day-to-day at Camp Casey:
Also, here is an older Crawford Peace Center NEWS from Crawford.

Friday, August 19, 2005

 

Current needs at the Peace House

If you are heading to Crawford now, here are some things to bring that would be appreciated:
Besides material posessions, also needed in Crawford
And if you are going or not, greatly appreciated would be

Thursday, August 18, 2005

 

Cindy leaves, we go to Crawford

[repost of email from Debbie Russell]

Due to her Cindy's necessary absence, it is INCREDIBLY important that we
continue the vigil - in her name, and to be by the side of the many other
family members who will stay on in a quest to affect change. Cindy has been
a figurehead in this movement, but she'd be the first to tell you - it's not
about her. Now as far as the realities of keeping the media engaged, we must
DOUBLE or TRIPLE the numbers so they understand there's more to the story
than Cindy.

So in the name of ENDING THE WAR and MOVING PEOPLE TO UNDERSTANDING -
please, come as planned, or especially if you haven't planned to already!
This IS the tide...CATCH IT!

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Can't say that I know much, since I'm only plugged in on a couple of
channels, but check out what I DO know—joining Cindy in Crawford recently:
---FBI Whistleblower Colleen Rowley
---Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern
---Minnesota State Senator Becky Lurie, who lost a son in Iraq
---Eve Ensler of the Vagina Monologues, is there covering it for O Magazine
---Many more families of fallen soldiers and various celebs TBA

MUSIC this weekend at the encampment:
--Marcia Ball and her whole band FRIDAY NIGHT (7pm-ish)
--Carolyn Wonderland (and others, TBA) Saturday, not sure times
--not confirmed yet, but on Sunday: JOAN BAEZ! (that’s the rumor!)
& yay for all the womyn musicianz!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

 

Rideshares from Peace House Blog

The rideshare section of the Peace House Blog is here.

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