war protest

FREE AT LAST!!! by Jon Gold

http://peaceoftheaction.org/2010/07/12/free-at-last/
FREE AT LAST!!!
July 12, 2010
Jon Gold
7/12/2010

They tried and tried to put the glove on, but it just didn’t fit. I kid, I kid.

On March 20th 2010, I was arrested for crossing a police line. Today, I was acquitted for the crime, along with Cindy Sheehan, and Jim Veeder. Sadly, Matthis Chiroux, Elaine Brower, and Lafloria Walsh were found guilty of failing to obey.

This was my first arrest and trial so all of this was new to me. Before the trial began, our lawyers and the prosecutor tried to work things out so there wouldn’t be a trial. The prosecutor offered a “pay and forfeit” without any conviction, and all of us declined. We stood our ground, and wanted the chance to clear our names. We felt strongly that our arrests were unjust, and wanted our day in court.

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between 1pm and 4pm With a Permit) by Cindy Sheehan

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between 1pm and 4pm With a Permit) by Cindy Sheehan
http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2010/03/whose-streets-our-streets-between-1pm.html

On the 7th commemoration of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there was a rally and march in DC sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition that was attended by about eight thousand people.

For quite awhile, I have been having problems with marches on Saturday, anyway. It seems like we march past empty buildings and shake our fists at them and promise that if those empty buildings don’t change their ways, we will be back next year to do the same thing. The arrests are symbolic and don’t shut down anything, except in the case of large arrests, where the police stations are busy for a few hours.