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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Saturday, May 07, 2005

mother's day - recruiting stations - to be continued

today we began our protests at the recruiting station down-town oakland on broadway. originally i had wanted to protest at the station in eastmont mall - i had gone there last tuesday to scope out the mall & discovered the station had moved two years ago to downtown oakland - the mall was too 'rough' and 'run-down' for them.... hmmmm

one of our cp'ers had made a appointment w/the recruiter for her 'niece' that she was totally worried about - a good girl that was getting into the wrong crowd...

most of us arrived before the appointment with wonderful hot-pink signs and the mother's day banner that read "all we want for mother's day:troops home now". we set up in front of the station & began handing out flyers to passers-by.

when 'aunt jackie' and her 'niece' approached, we attempted to hand them info also - they passed thru into the station w/just the right amount of curiousity and formality to not arouse suspicion of the recruiters.