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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

Friday, September 25, 2009

Take ACTION Against the DRONES! 8:00pm Fresno - to continue

Fresno Peace Action worked very hard with Raging Grannies, WILPF, CodePINK Fresno and others to get out both the press and the people!

Over 25 people came to stand on the "Peace Corner" 5:00 in Fresno, to stand with us, sing and chant with us, and hand out our NO DRONES flyers!

This is the peace group that was in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 movie - they found out they were considered a threat and infiltrated by an undercover police!

We were so uplifted and inspired by these wonderful activists! And they kept thanking and and telling us how re-energized they felt w/our presence! It certainly was mutual. To be continued

Take ACTION Against the DRONES! 2:00pm Los Banos - to continue

We expected indifference at best, maybe hostility from folks in this CA central valley town that we heard had a big military presence. We were so pleasantly surprised at the positive responses - sooooo many horn honks we couldn't hear ourselves discussing how to hang the banner!

Several people came up to the truck to thank us, take pictures, shake our hand. A white guy went around the block and came back to tell us the latest news from the G20 and the police repression.

After about 45minutes standing on the overpass in 100 degree weather, code enforcement came and tried to intimidate us into leaving... to be continued!

Take ACTION Against the DRONES! 11:00am Gilroy - to continue

Gilroy was hot and yet so very welcoming! We stood on a corner, handed out so many flyers, and several folks stopped, got out their cars and stood with us!

One guy came by and told us this protest was the ONLY anti-war protest he's ever seen in Gilroy. But we did find out later that Women in Black meet on another corner.

There is also a community college - two of the young men who stood with us are students there and so very excited to see us.

More later...

Take ACTION Against the DRONES! 8:30am San Jose - to continue

We were a few minutes late to San Jose and found several CodePINKers and activists standing on the corner with signs and banners. It was AWESOME - more later...

Take ACTION Against the DRONES! 7:00am Berkeley - to continue

I don't have time to write everything - so I'm mostly posting pics for now!

Our Caravan Crew!

Here's our lovely and inspiring "Send Off" - early Friday a.m.