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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Marines have landed in Berkeley -

We are shocked and saddened to inform you that the Marines have opened an Officer Recruiting Station in Berkeley, just blocks from Berkeley High School , UCB, and Berkeley City College .

And we are also even more determined to SHUT DOWN this recruiting station! And we need your help!

Wednesday, October 3rd, from 7:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. we intend to have a HOT PINK presence in front of and inside the recruiting station! Please join us for a couple of hours, the whole day, or any part!

Our plans are two-fold: 1) to have a daily presence in front of and inside the recruiting station; and 2) to ask the Berkeley City Council on Oct 9th to enforce all our anti-war resolutions and make us a “military-free” zone by shutting down this station.

The recruiting station is open from 8-4 daily at 64 Shattuck Square , just south of University & a few blocks from downtown Berkeley BART. We are hoping you and your organization will choose one day to be responsible for!

We have designated five 2 hours shifts beginning at 7:30a.m. and ending at 4:30p.m. Shift 1: 7:30-9:30am; Shift 2: 9:30-11:30; Shift 3: 11:30-1:30; Shift 4: 1:30-3:30; Shift 5: 2:30-4:30pm

Many things can happen during those shifts from merely vigiling outside with a large banner, passing out flyers, setting up a picket line, going inside and talking with recruiters asking them to MOVE OUT!; making appointments to ‘be recruited’ instead of our grandchildren – the Grannies and Grandmothers action! Or????

PLEASE let us know what day you can take! Or what shift! Call today 510-524-2776 or email info (at) bayarea (dot) com

Together we WILL shut down this recruiting station NOW!!!