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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Round Table HUGE Success!!!!

Our Round Table last nite was a huge success! We followed the Seneca Falls Womyn’s Peace Encampment format of beginning with Grounding, then Silence, followed by Mourning. We then introduced ourselves by throwing our Outrage onto the table and concluded with Empowerment, where we defined and chose our upcoming actions.

Over 50 amazing womyn participated and over 60 actions were brainstormed with womyn prioritizing and signing up to work on about 1/3 of the actions.

I will put out the list of all the actions and how to get involved in a few. For now, some of the more memorable actions (for me) include:

· Hold Our Ground for Peace DC Sept 11th - 21st: womyn intend to go to DC and "hold the ground" surrounding Congress for Peace during the time Congress should be voting to end the war and occupation or not!

· Caravanning to Washington DC: driving many vehicles along 5 routes across the country, picking up vehicles along the way. One womyn from San Francisco is donating her car for the caravan, and maybe the CodePINK truck.

· "Hands across America": people stand in hot pink holding hands along the side of the road, across overpasses, thru cities, from here to DC – even literally from here to DC if we get the numbers – inspired by folks from another country (sorry, I forget which one) where people actually held hands across their country!

· Adopting a Democrat: we "adopt" the district of a Dem that voted to fund war & offer our help organizing encampments, peace-ins, call-ins - whatever is needed in that community from now until the next vote.


We also spoke about a GENERAL STRIKE! i.e. what to do, should Congress decide in September to turn their backs on the people of this country (not to mention Iraqis and the world), and not implement our Mandate for Peace. Taking advantage of people’s outrage especially with the Democrats, should they vote this way.

More to come…