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As I begin, I am exhausted. The tops of my ears are peeling from sunburn. Sitting here at this keyboard, one wonders if it was real. We just did something along the Gulf Coast with this march we spent the last two months coordinating, but I haven't had time to reflect enough on it to see the different facets of what just happened. I just know something did. I hope others who participated, will read this and post comments to say what they think happened, because I wasn't alone in thinking that something did.

We did not suddenly catalyze anything, but we also did not engage in some kind of action where each person's responsbility was just to show up to enlarge a protest, then go home. Something with a longer lifespan than than has taken an embryonic form, and it feels tangible even when I haven't had time to sort out exactly what it is. I already miss the people who were there.

We came to life each morning like a flower opening to the sun, steadily and gradually. Grumble's cowboy-coffee container was a gravitational field that drew us in like particles from the multilucent peaks and domes of our tent-towns. With the first hot sips, people holding their bodies tightly against the chill shared their little experiences with fire ants, cold, heat, or something dislocative they might have seen the day before, and healed each other with laughter.

Then there was food and the resumption of conversations from the day before. More laughter. Occasionally, some tears, whereupon one, two, even three people might embrace. When one of the Iraq vets shed a tear, six, seven, or eight would fold around him… or her… as if their combined hearbeats and heat would drive out sadness and distress.

And the walking. There is nothing that compares to walking, in my opinion, for stimulating the circuits in one's head; something about spinning the earth along under your feet like a log roller that creates a kind of muscular background music and the scenery that goes past becomes a spiritual setting. After a while, when the blisters and sore metatarsals and general fatigue take form, anything gradiose that might have contaminated one's consciousness is trimmed away with the knowledge that in the end, it all comes down to bodies — to the limitations of bodies, the capacities of bodies, the caring for bodies, the recognition of bodies.

In a large group like this, from 120 to 300, pick your day — it fluctuated — one talks while s/he walks, listens, collects and offers little scraps of acquaintence that accumulate into nascent friendships… contextualized by that body-knowledge, by the rhythm of walking, by the rolling of the earth under our feet in the same direction, and by the steady stream of change that flows past us.

Even when that scenery is of loss and disorder.

Especially when that scenery is of loss and disorder.

And there was dancing. We danced down the lmnp . Ask anyone who was there. We danced in Prichard. We danced along the highway during breaks when the Iraq vets would pull out their drums. We danced in a relief worker camp and in a soccer field. We danced down the streets of Slidell to drums, a tuba, and a tenor sax. We danced in Congo Square. We swayed and clapped to the sounds of church choirs.

We laid flowers below old photographs of the dead. We juggled. We ate gumbo and peanut-butter-jelly sandwiches. We talked to people with cameras and camcorders.

At one point, we had fifty vehicles in tandem, with two buses up front that made the queue look like a train. Each vehicle had its emergency flashers on, and other people passing in atomized cars would gawk and wave and honk horns and flash two-finger peace sings. Traffic management and preparation to simply move became monstrously complex.

But even that "glitch" suddenly revelaed itself as strength. I hated directing that traffic, but when I looked back down the shoulder of the road one day, and all those cars were lined up, it was apparent that we were showing our strength. We were a train, a peace train, and we started taking towns by simply moving in… cops were stunned and baffled, struggling to retain some semblence of control and authority, and we let them have it.

Did you get that? We LET them have it. Where was the power then, eh?

Every glitch, every last minute change, every late decision to follow some suggestion from a marcher, or a local survivor became something surprising and wonderful. We knoew where we wanted to begin and end, but the route was pure jazz… improvisation, with every marcher playing her or his part.

I haven't sorted this out yet, but I will say this as I prepare to close and rest. We scared people. We publicized this event in ways that caused people to decide NOT to come. We warned about contamination, about austerity and physical effort, about weather and insects, and we said it would last for six days.

So those that came were young and old and everything in between, and black and white and everything in between, and rural and urban and everything in between, and northern and southern and everything in between, and even male and female identified along multiple continua. But there was a common demographic… a personality demographic, or maybe a character demographic, held in common.

Everyone who came was willing to try something none of us completely understood. Everyone who came was willing to drop everything to do something they sensed might be important. Everyone who came was willing to accept risk. And everyone who came was willing to accept responsibility.

That's what none of us who organized this could see clearly until it happened, because the phenomenon we just experienced was a collective dynamic that was the qualitative offspring of the quantity of people who have this common character.

I don't know what we just did… except to put a couple hundred people outside their familiar surroundings, onto the margins of the grid, and move them cross country like a mechanized battalion through this incredibly strategic place.

I know this. We are not done yet. Stan Goff Veteran For Peace, Mitary Families Speak Out

Missions

March 19, 2006 is the 3rd anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, and hurricane survivors' organizations (Save Ourselves, the Peple's Hurricane Relief Fund, Common Ground Collective, Bayou Liberty Relief, the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, C3, and others) are organizing a five-day march and caravan along Gulf Coast Highway 90 to demand:

(1) the immediate return of our troops from Iraq, and to call for U.S. tax dollars to be spent on human priorities and

(2) rebuilding of the devastated Gulf Coast, under the democratic direction of the residents of the Gulf Coast, instead of further spending for the illegal occupation of Iraq.

We will begin in Mobile, Alabama on March 14th and end in New Orleans on March 19th, the war's anniversay.

Hurricane Katrina is in the news again, as thousands of hurricane survivors who were housed at hotels in New Orleans and other Gulf Coast cities are now being summarily evicted. In New Orleans, evictees were not even allowed to collect their belongings. The National Guard, which was sent in at night almost as a surprise attack in conjunction with police, was tasked to collect people's meager possessions, as these serially-displaced residents were herded aboard buses to be shipped off to overcrowded shelters in other cities, or left to fend for themselves as homeless people. This looks for all the world not like reconstruction, but a military occupation.

Concurrently, those who advise the Bush administration are not only stubbornly adhering to the disastrous course of militarily occupying Iraq, the same clique is now advocating military action against Iran, and publishing enemies lists of antiwar activists even in the midst of a domestic spying scandal.

The colonial treatment being meted out to poor people and people of color on the Gulf Coast is mirrored in the war the same administration is continuing against Arabs and Muslims, and vice versa.

Thousands of over-priced FEMA trailers sit unused, while residents are refused entry into their own homes by police. The US government can guarantee the absentee voting of a few Iraqi expatriates in a highly questionable election in a militarily occupied nation, but make little effort to ensure that displaced hurricane survivors can vote in upcoming elections. Some of the same contractors who have repeatedly been caught stealling publicly appropriated funds in Iraq were almost immediately offered no-bid crony contracts to rebuild the Gulf Coast, while local firms and contractors were frozen out, unless they had ties to the admnistration. Just as camps were prepared for "detainees" who were never given a chance at trial in Guantanamo Bay, there are now camps being constructed for hurricane surviviors around the country.

Veterans and military families are uniting their call for peace with the hurricane surviviors' call for justice.

If we can build cities in the desert to wage war, why can't we rebuild cities on the Gulf Coast to deliver justice?

About the March

MARCH-CARAVAN SCHEDULE

13 MAR 06

3 PM – 4:30 PM

Press Conference at 100 Bessemer Avenue, Prichard, AL. Remarks from Paul Robinson , President (MOBILE CHAPTER (Chapter 130) -- VETERANS FOR PEACE); from Michael McPhearson (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- VETERANS FOR PEACE); from Kelly Dougherty (FOUNDING MEMBER -- IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR); and from Vivian Felts (SAVIN' OUR SELF -- [SOS]); Scott Saterwhite, President (PENSACOLA CHAPTER (Chapter 135) -- VETERANS FOR PEACE).


14 MAR 06

5 PM - 6:30 PM

Moss Point/Pascagoula Press Conference and Survivor Speak Out.

BASIC REPRESENTATIVE OPENING REMARKS (30 minutes): David Cline, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, President -- Veterans For Peace; Ann Wright, Veterans For Peace (Former Foreign Service Officer, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army); Michael T. McPhearson, National Executive Director -- Veterans For Peace; Stan Goff, Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out (Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, father of Iraq veteran); Michael Dean Cuzzort, Iraq Veterans Against the War (hurricane survivor from New Orleans, veteran of Afghanistan); Camilo Mejia, Iraq Veterans Against the War (war resister, went to prison to protest the war in Iraq, combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom); Kelly Dougherty, Iraq Veterans Against the War (combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, co-founder of IVAW);
Paul Robinson, Veterans For Peace, Hurricane Survivor, Savin' Our Self (SOS); Vivian Felts, Hurricane Survivor, SOS; Niki Wilson, Relief Worker, Slidell Louisiana.

Cynthia Seawright-Wright, a hurricane survivor and recovery organizer will introduce the work of Outreach of Love; Four local survivors will tell their stories; Iraq Veteran Jesus Bocanegra OF IVAW and talk about the war in Iraq and his impressions of the Gulf Coast.


15 MAR 06

6 AM First Call. (This is a general wake-up call, done with three short blasts of an air horn. It will not be followed up. It’s just a courtesy alarm clock. The goal is to have everyone on the bus by 8 AM.)

6 AM - 8 AM Coffee, Breakfast, Hygiene, Packing. Home stays return to camp.

8 AM - 9 AM Shuttle to starting point, Leg 3 – Old Spanish Fort & Museum, Pascagula, MS. Message at Spanish Fort, delivered to press in remarks by IVAW member, Camilo Mejia. Just as the Spanish pushed out the Native Americans, the US Government is now trying to push out hurricane survivors. We cannot let this stand, and the military must not be used this way around the world or in the Gulf.

9 AM - 12 PM March Leg 3; from Pascagoula to City Hall in Gautier, MS (pronounced Go-SHAY).

12 PM - 1 PM Lunch. Local speak-out with Gautier hurricane survivors. Opening remarks from Reverend McCoy of Mt. Pilgrim AME Zion Church, Gautier.

1 PM - 1:30 PM Shuttle to starting point, Leg 4 -- Hwy 90/Hwy 57 Junction, Ocean Springs, MS.

1:30 PM - 4 PM March Leg 4; 90/57 Junction to Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Ocean Springs.

4 PM - 4:30 PM Vigil at MS Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Dave Cline, of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and National President of Veterans For Peace, will make remarks alongside Vietnamese immigrant and hurricane survivor now living in Mississippi; another wrong war. Larger group will leave individual flowers.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Press Conference at Macedonia Baptist Church" Benediction and welcome from Reverend Jesse Trotter, Bible Study Baptist Church.

BASIC REPRESENTATIVE OPENING REMARKS (30 minutes): David Cline, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, President -- Veterans For Peace; Ann Wright, Veterans For Peace (Former Foreign Service Officer, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army); Michael T. McPhearson, National Executive Director -- Veterans For Peace; Stan Goff, Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out (Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, father of Iraq veteran); Michael Dean Cuzzort, Iraq Veterans Against the War (hurricane survivor from New Orleans, veteran of Afghanistan); Camilo Mejia, Iraq Veterans Against the War (war resister, went to prison to protest the war in Iraq, combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom); Kelly Dougherty, Iraq Veterans Against the War (combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, co-founder of IVAW);
Paul Robinson, Veterans For Peace, Hurricane Survivor, Savin' Our Self (SOS); Vivian Felts, Hurricane Survivor, SOS; Niki Wilson, Relief Worker, Slidell Louisiana.

SOS will speak, as well as members of the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance. Black-Brown Unity is the theme. The contractors who hire Latino's are taking advantage of the poverty the US enforces abroad to exploit immigrant labor. The same contractors seized the contracts in both Iraq and the Gulf Coast. They abuse and refuse to pay immigrants because they can, and they can't with residents. Latino's are not the enemy. Black and Brown should unite against a common enemy... and it's not in Mexico or Central America. It's in the nation's capital.
Victoria Cintra will speak for MIRA. Cynthia Wright, an African American survivor who lives in Ocean Springs will tell her story. Janeth Perez, a Latina survivor and worker will tell her story, as well as Melquiades Vicente (a 16-year-old injured worker) and Santos Moran (another injured worker, with Victoria Cintra translating). Also speaking will be Peruvian immigrant Javier Ruiz del Aguila, who chauffeured the press through the area after the hurricane and watched George W. Bush staging his photo ops. Jose Vasquez of IVAW will MC, and provide concluding remarks about the war and his decision to become a conscientious objector.

6:30 PM - TC Supper (Organized by Macedonia Baptist Church) & Socializing, Camp Preparation, Home Stays.


16 MAR 06

6 AM First Call. (This is a general wake-up call, done with three short blasts of an air horn. It will not be followed up. It’s just a courtesy alarm clock. The goal is to have everyone on the bus by 7:30 AM. There is a long shuttle this morning.)

6 AM - 7:30 AM Coffee, Breakfast, Hygiene, Packing. Home stays return to camp.

7:30 AM - 9 AM Long Shuttle around Biloxi Bay to starting point, Leg 5 -- Hwy 110/Hwy 90 Junction in Gulf Port, MS.

9 AM - 12 PM March Leg 5; 110/90 Junction (Gulf Port) to Junction of HWY 90 and Cowan Road (along the beach).

12 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & ad hoc Interviews. Done on the beach. A simple stop along the road. Opportunity for short nap.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM March Leg 6; 90/Cowan Road Junction to ruined City Hall in Long Beach. (THIS IS AN AREA OF EXTREME DAMAGE!)

4:30 PM - 6 PM

BASIC REPRESENTATIVE OPENING REMARKS (30 minutes): David Cline, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, President -- Veterans For Peace; Ann Wright, Veterans For Peace (Former Foreign Service Officer, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army); Michael T. McPhearson, National Executive Director -- Veterans For Peace; Stan Goff, Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out (Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, father of Iraq veteran); Michael Dean Cuzzort, Iraq Veterans Against the War (hurricane survivor from New Orleans, veteran of Afghanistan); Camilo Mejia, Iraq Veterans Against the War (war resister, went to prison to protest the war in Iraq, combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom); Kelly Dougherty, Iraq Veterans Against the War (combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, co-founder of IVAW);
Paul Robinson, Veterans For Peace, Hurricane Survivor, Savin' Our Self (SOS); Vivian Felts, Hurricane Survivor, SOS; Niki Wilson, Relief Worker, Slidell Louisiana.

Survivors' Speak-out, organized by Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. Remarks by Abbie Pickett (IVAW, an Iraq combat veteran comparing what she sees in Long Beach and what she saw in Iraq) and Reverend Robert Landoor of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, followed by stories from three local survivors, first being Charles Guy. VFP member Ann Wright will close.

6 PM - 7 PM Shuttle to camping point, Long Beach, MS.

7 PM - TC Supper (Prepared by Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church) & Socializing, Camp Preparation, Home Stays.


17 MAR 06

6 AM First Call.

6 AM - 7:30 AM Coffee, Breakfast, Hygiene, Packing. Home stays return to camp.

7:30 AM - 9 AM Long Shuttle to starting point, Leg 7 -- Zapporo's Bay Plaza, Washington St. & MWY 90, Waveland, MS.

9 AM - 12 PM March Leg 7; Waveland to end of HWY 90 Service Road on right (app 8.5 miles).

12 PM - 1 PM Lunch in the middle of nowhere. (No event – no pressure)

1 PM - 1:30 PM Short Shuttle to starting point, Leg 8 -- Shamrock Drive/Hwy 90 Junction.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM March Leg 8; Shamrock/Hwy 90 to Camp Land-o-Peace, Slidell, LA. (This takes us up 190B to Slidell, left on HWY 11 [aka Front Street], turning right on Bayou Liberty Road.)

4:30 PM - 7 PM

Press Conference with Bayou Liberty Relief. Relief worker Niki Wilson makes opening remarks, emphasizing experience with FEMA.

BASIC REPRESENTATIVE OPENING REMARKS (30 minutes): David Cline, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, President -- Veterans For Peace; Ann Wright, Veterans For Peace (Former Foreign Service Officer, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army); Michael T. McPhearson, National Executive Director -- Veterans For Peace; Stan Goff, Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out (Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, father of Iraq veteran); Michael Dean Cuzzort, Iraq Veterans Against the War (hurricane survivor from New Orleans, veteran of Afghanistan); Camilo Mejia, Iraq Veterans Against the War (war resister, went to prison to protest the war in Iraq, combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom); Kelly Dougherty, Iraq Veterans Against the War (combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, co-founder of IVAW);
Paul Robinson, Veterans For Peace, Hurricane Survivor, Savin' Our Self (SOS); Vivian Felts, Hurricane Survivor, SOS.

Tina Garnanez, Native American Iraq Veteran Against the War will make remarks, followed by Ronald and Cheryl Courteaux of the Grand Caillou-Dulac Band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogees (BCCM) and Naomi Archer, of Four Directions. Other speakers are:
Shequita Walker from Covington. She worked in the shelter in Pineview though not with Red Cross; Kieth Long from Northern Washington Parish--Mt Hermon; Barbra Gibson Mayor of Sun, La.; Alice Cothron from Isabell--Helped to feed and hold her community together from her small rural grocery store, cooking on a large barbecue till the shelves were empty; Lilliaian Blackburn from Franklinton--Bethal Church of Christ Holiness.

Final remarks by Geoffrey Millard (IVAW) and Darlene Ong- Williams (an Iraq Vet's Mother, Hurricane Survivor). Two survivors of Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina will testify to the continued neglect of FEMA there after SIX YEARS.

5:30 - TC Press Conference (continued) & Cajun Cookout. Camp & Home Stays.


18 MAR 06

6 AM First Call.

6 AM - 8 AM Coffee, Breakfast, Hygiene, Packing.

8 AM - 9 AM Shuttle to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge at end of Hwy 11 bridge over Lake Ponchartrain.

9 AM - 10 AM Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Press Conference. Environmental Justice advocates will join this, with environmental justice organizer Reverend Lois DeJean, Gert Town Revival Initiative, giving opening remarks. Ward Reilly, a Vietnam Veteran, will speak about Agent Orange, and Iraq Veteran Rafael Naboa about Depleted Uranium.

10 AM - 11 AM Shuttle to starting point, Leg 9 (New Orleans) – Chalmette National Military Cemetery/Jean Lafitte Park (commemorating the Battle of New Orleans... we are inaugurating the Second Battle of New Orleans).

11 AM - 12:30 PM A veteran each from WWII (Gene Glazier), Korea (Ellen Barfield), Vietnam (Billy Kelly), the Covert Wars (Stan Goff), Gulf War I (Michael McPherson), and today's war (Garret Reppenhagen), each will give a brief bio, followed by remarks on the military and civilian casualties from these wars. Remarks by Cindy Sheehan (GSFP). A hurricane survivor advocate, Kali Williams, will commemorate those who died in the storms or of neglect, hostility, and incompetence later.

12:30 PM - 1 PM Fast Brown Bag Lunch.

1 PM - 4 PM March Leg 9; Chalmette Cemetery to St Augustine's Church, New Orleans, LA.

4 PM - TC Veteran's Art Collective Event and camping at the church. Visual art displays, spoken word, music, drama, etc., from vets and hurricane survivors. Opening remarks by Cindy Sheehan (Gold Star Families for Peace), Michael Cuzzort (Iraq Veterans Against the War) and Dave Cline (Vietnam Veterans Against the War).


19 MAR 06

7 AM First Call.

7 AM - 9 AM Coffee, Breakfast, Hygiene, Packing.

9 AM - 10 AM March Leg 10; St Augustine Church to Congo Square - Armstrong Park, New Orleans, LA.

10 AM Enter Armstrong Park and begin the rally.

NOTE: Rally begins at 10:30 AM with music and speakers. Tentative speakers list includes:

Father Jerome LeDoux, St. Augustine's Catholic Church Paul Robinson, President, Veteran's For Peace (Mobile, Alabama Chapter) Michael Cuzzort, Iraq Veterans Against the War -- New Orleans Chapter) Ann Wright, Veterans For Peace Vivian Felts, Saving Ourselves (SOS) Ward Reilly, C-3 (Concern, Community, Compassion), Veterans For Peace & Vietnam Veterans Against the War (Baton Rouge) Ishmael Muhammad, People's Hurricane Relief Fund Marty Rowland, C-3 (Concern, Community, Compassion) Elliott Adams (VFP) Stan Goff, Military Families Speak Out Malik Rahim, Common Ground Collective Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Families for Peace Victoria Cintra, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance Niki Wilson, Bayou Liberty Relief

Endorsements

(Until we get the link up for endorsement, send all endorsements to stan@stangoff.com, with the SUBJECT line "Endorsement".

The following organizations have endorsed this march, and agree with the following demands:

(1) An immediate U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq.

(2) An increase in resources to the Gulf Coast, with those resources being placed under democratic control by the actual survivors, who also hold the definitive "right of return."

Veterans For Peace, St.Louis, MO

Iraq Veterans Against the War,
Philadelphia, PA

Vietnam Veterans Against the War,
Chicago, IL

Military Families Speak Out, Boston, MA

Gold Star Families for Peace,
gsfp.org

People’s Hurricane Relief Fund (Organization), New Orleans, LA

Savin` Our Self (SOS), Mobile, AL

C3,
New Orleans, LA

Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance,
Jackson, MS

Bayou Liberty Relief Relief,
Slidell, LA

Common Ground Collective,
New Orleans, LA

Progressive Faculty Network (Organization),
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

Peace Action (National)

American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA

Maine Haiti Solidarity, Portland, ME

People's Organization for Progress,
Newark, NJ

Prison Legal News,
Brattleboro, VT

Majority Visibility Project,
Seattle, WA

Left Hook, Boston, MA

Communities for a Better Environment,
Huntington Park & Oakland, CA

Empowerment Project,
Chapel Hill, NC

Goodfilms.org,
Chapel Hill, NC

Arms Against War,
United Kingdom

Haiti Support Network,
Brooklyn, NY

Haiti Progress,
Brooklyn, NY

Hudson Mohawk, IndyMedia Troy,NY

Internationalist Books & Community Center,
Chapel Hill, NC

Solidarity and Activism Newsletter,
Green Mountain, North Carolina

Anti-Racist Action,
Los Angeles, CA

Hammerhard MediaWorks,
Chicago, IL

Fight Big Media,
Raleigh, NC

Youth and Counter Militarism Program War Resisters League,
New York, NY

The Nashville Peace Coalition,
Nashville, TN

DRworks (dismantlingracism.org),
Durham, NC

Greater Boston United for Justice with Peace Coalition,
Cambridge, MA

Metaphoria www.metaphoria.org, Wells, Vermont

Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST),
Raleigh, North Carolina

Levees Not War,
Kew Garcens, NY

Rock Power for Girls,
Portland, OR

Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, Portland, OR

Radical Women,
Seattle, WA

CSAction,
Colorado Springs, CO

Freedom Socialist Party,
Seattle, WA

Bureau of Public Secrets,
Berkeley, CA

Working Films, Wilmington, NC

Grandmothers for Peace International,
Elk Grove, CA

Nashville Peace Alliance,
Nashville, TN

Topanga Peace Alliance,
Topanga, CA

Progressive Student Alliance,
Knoxville, TN

Peace Action San Mateo,
San Mateo, CA

Alachua County Green Party,
Gainesville, Florida

Traprock Peace Center,
Deerfield, MA

Fayetteville Peace with Justice,
Fayetteville, NC

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition,
Atlanta, GA

American Friends Service Committee Southeast Region,
Atlanta, GA

Peace Abbey,
Sherborne, MA

TO.P.S .(The Ordinary Peoples Society),
Dothan, AL

New Bottom Line Campaign Alabama

NAACP State Prison Project

CCM (Concerned Christian Mothers)

Dream Boi Entertainment Youth in Action

Mothers in Action

Brothers in Action

W.O.P (Wives of Prisoners)

E.M.E (Educate Motivate Elevate)

Green Party of the United States Peace Action Committee (GPAX)

North Carolina Green Party

Nashville Peace Alliance,
Nashville, TN

Rural Organizing Project,
Scappoose, OR

Levees Not War,
Kew Gardens, NY

Peace Action - Fort Wayne,
Fort Wayne, IN

Alabama Peace and Justice Coalition

South Valley Peace Center,
Visalia, CA

Citizens for Peace,
Mobile, Alabama

The Green Party of Oklahoma

Green Country Greens

Oklahoma City Greens

Rural Greens (Oklahoma)

Green Party of Michigan

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

War Resisters Support Campaign Canada

Berkeley, CA

SF Bay View, National Black Newspaper San Francisco, CA

Push for Peace Walla Walla, WA

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) Oakland, CA

Chapter 003, Veterans For Peace Bangor, ME

Cecilia Garza National Administrator Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign http://economichumanrights.org

Green Party of Kent Countym MI

Beings Rights,Keene NH

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The following individuals have endorsed:

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg Journalist Washington, DC

Victoria Szatkowski Activist Portland, Me

Paul Robinson Veteran For Peace Mobile, AL

Diana Morrison Student, Iraq Veteran Against the War Alameda, CA

Jon Levine Labor Activist Newark, NJ

Virginia Rodino Organizer Baltimore, MD

David McDonald Activist Seattle, WA

R.D. Strong Operator, Rutgers University Newark, NJ

Eugene Marner Writer Franklin, NY

Stan Goff Writer-Activist Raleigh, NC

Stephen Funk Student, Iraq Veteran Against the War San Francisco, CA

Paul Wright Editor Battleboro, VT

Michael McPherson Veteran For Peace St Louis, MO

Nancy Brown Activist Pittsboro, NC

Lydia Tolar Grant Proposal Advisor Cary, NC

Dave Cline Veteran For Peace Jersy City, NJ

Rebecca Whisnant Assistant professor of philosophy Dayton, Ohio

Mike Caldwell Non-profit director Seattle, WA

Linda Jansen Activist Seattle, WA

Chyng Sun Media Literacy Consultant New York, NY

Victoria Cintra Organizer Gulf Port, MS

M. Junaid Alam Writer-Activist Boston, MA

Bill Gallegos Non-profit Director Huntington Park, CA

Tina Louise Author, Poet, Activist, Mother United Kingdom

Niki Wilson Activist Slidell, LA

Heiderose Kober Activist Efland, NC

Kaye Antel-Berenson Labor Organizer Sacramento, CA

Mike Wiley Retired Northern CA

Pat Gunn Veteran For Peace, Military Families Speak Out Philadelphia, PA

Chuck McLaughlin Concerned Citizen Nehalem, OR

Michael Cuzzort Iraq Veteran Against the War New Orleans, LA

elin o'Hara slavick Art Professor Chapel Hill, NC

Joshua Frank Writer New York, NY

Joe Hatcher Iraq Veteran Against the War Colorado Springs, CO

Carlyle Poteat Film maker Chapel Hill, NC

Marty Rowland Activist New Orleans

David Kasper Film maker Chapel Hill, NC

Ward Reilly Veteran For Peace Baton Rouge, LA

Barbara Trent Film maker Chapel Hill, NC

Margaret Trawick Professor of Social Anthropology Palmerston North New Zealand

Charles Newlin Landscape Contractor Corvallis, OR

Jennie Johnstone Housecleaner Port Orchard, WA

Charles W. Negendank Educator Knoxville, TN

Merle Ratner Co-Chair, Brecht Forum New York, NY

Vivian Felts Non-profit Director Mobile, AL

Mike Dedrick Counselor (GI Rights Hot Line), Veteran For Peace Seattle, WA

Barbara Zelter Organizer Raleigh, NC

Richard Smith Organizer Fayetteville, NC

Rev. Janet Gollery McKeithen Minister Santa Monica, CA

Janette Rainwater Psychotherapist Pacific Palisades, CA

Paul Kawika Martin Non-profit Director Silver Springs, MD

Mallory Musser

Brenda Hines Insurance Adjuster Burlington, NC

Derek Seidman Editor, Graduate student (History) Providence, RI

Kim Ives Editor Brooklyn, NY

Regina Keenan Troy, NY

George Snedeker Professor of Sociology Old Westbury, NY

Marie Prescott Editor Green Mountain, North Carolina

Dot Jackson Writer, Editor Six Mile, SC

Michael Novick Teacher Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Stevens Unemployed Seattle, WA

Stephen Smith Professor Rock Hill, SC

Malcolm Goff Teacher Durham, NC

Matthew H. Vestuto T Tile Setter, Full-time Student Olympia, WA

John Grant Veteran For Peace Philadelphia, PA

Hassan Ali Hameen Veteran For Peace Philadelphia, PA

Jon Bjornson Veteran For Peace Philadelphia, PA

Sandy Kelson Veteran For Peace Philadelphia, PA

Alan Gilbert Professor of International Studies Denver, CO

Billy Kelly Veteran For Peace Viet Nam

Dick Reilly Media Consultant Chicago, IL

Chris Geovanis Media Consultant Chicago, IL

Bill Fletcher, Jr. Organizer Washington, DC

Lou Plummer Programmer, Veteran For Peace, MFSO Fayetteville, NC

Dave Lindorff Writer Philadelphia, PA

Naoko Shibusawa Assistant Professor Providence, RI

Matt Ezzell Graduate Student Carrboro, NC

Chris Toussaint Video Producer Santa Monica, CA

Lilian Royal Massage Therapist, Activist Pittsboro, NC

Elly Leary Union Local VP and Chief Negotiator (Ret) Florida

Frank Reuter, Ph. D. Free-lance Editor Berryville, AR

Inga Muscio Author Portland, OR

Sonali Kolhatkar Radio Host Los Angeles, CA

John Womack Jr Professor of History Cambridge, MA

Douglass Coleman Elementary School Teacher Durham, NC

John Kaye Non-profit Housing Developer Milwaukee, WI

Andrew Flynn 10th grade student Colorado Springs, CO

Adam Pyburn Activist Raleigh, NC

Jean Braun South Euclid, OH

Steve Theberge Organizer New York NY

John Helper Activist Nashville, TN

Sandy Helper Activist Nashville, TN

Tema Okun Organizer Durham, NC

Susan Lees Activist Cambridge, MA

Jeanne E Hand-Boniakowski Activist Wells, Vermont

Jozef Hand-Boniakowski Veteran For Peace Wells, Vermont

Amadee Braxton Activist, Film Maker Philadelphia, PA

Lovella Calica Organizer Philadelphia, PA

Frank Corcoran Veteran For Peace Lansdowne, PA

Yolanda M. Carrington Activist Raleigh, NC

Phoebe Knopf Activist Boston, MA

Mark LaFlaur Levees Not War Kew Gardens, NY

Elisabeth Loenard Activist Boston, MA

Eric Bryant Teacher, Writer Brooklyn, NY

Richard Hood Veteran For Peace

Gordon Soderberg Veteran For Peace Summertown, TN

Misty Muscio Founder & Director, Rock Power for Girls Founder, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Portland, OR

Debra O'Gara Radical Seattle, WA

Mark Lewis Activist Colorado Springs, CO

Henry Noble Organizer Seattle, WA

Michael Schwartz Professor of Sociology Stony Brook, NY

Ed Pearl Producer Los Angeles, CA

Lisa A. Sarinelli Veteran, US Army, Activist Charlotte, NC

Rosalyn Baxandall Professor of American Studies Old Westbury, NY

Rebecca Cummings Activist Yet Again Clearlake, CA

Timothy Norbert Malczynski Worker, Student, Citizen Temple City, CA

Ken Knabb Translator Berkeley, CA

Molly Ramey Organizer Wilmington, NC

Tim Jones Veteran For Peace Eugene, OR

Frank Lambert Veteran For Peace Marina, CA

Stacey Bannerman Writer, MFSO Kent, WA

Lorraine Krofchok Activist Elk Grove, CA

Nina Laboy Regional Director , AFSC Seattle, WA

Julie Levine Activist Topanga, CA

Joseph Kaye Veteran for Peace Houston, TX

Tim Barnes Entrepreneur Norwalk, CT

Sam Schlabaugh Customer Service Rep. Colorado Springs, CO

Linda Crow Crow Brothers Excavations Amity, Arkansas

Thomas Walker Student Knoxville, TN

Mike Caggiano President, Peace Action San Mateo San Mateo, CA

Lori Gleason Supporter Rome, NY

Karen Isaacson Military family Woodinville, WA

Susan Decker CITIZEN! Hoboken, NJ

Joshua Dawson Iraq Veteran Against the War Honolulu, HI

Stephen Fournier Attorney at Law (USAF 1966-70) Hartford, Connecticut

Victor B. Anderson Retired Federal Employee Eagle Lake, FL

Andrée Poulin Gatineau, (Québec) Canada

Phil Milgrom Writer/Motivational speaker Warren, MA

Bill Perry Vietnam Veteran Against the War Philadelphia, PA

Anita Wollison Katrina Volunteer Wilmington, DE

Michael Canney Co-chair, Alachua County Green Party Alachua, Florida

Charlie Jenks Traprock Peace Center Deerfield, MA

Elliott D. S. Adams Nonviolence Training Coordinator, Veterans For Peace Sharon Springs, NY

Azita Ebrahimi Activist Atlanta, GA

Sarah "echo" Steiner Activist Lake Worth, FL

Julie Pierce Peace Chaplain Sherborne, MA

Carl Webb War Resister New Orleans, LA

Bill Scheurer Congressional Candidate Chicago, IL

Randall Morris Veteran For Peace Thermopolis, WY

Rev. Kenneth Glasgow Dothan, AL

Jack Radey Historian, Vietnam War Resister Eugene, OR

Amy Dudley Rural Organizing Project Scappoose, OR

Ted Engelmann Vietnam Veteran Against the War, Educator, Documentary Photographer Denver, CO

Mark LaFlaur Levees Not War Kew Gardens, NY

Nick Egnatz Vietnam Veteran Against the War Munster, IN

Lynda Carter-Markham PeaceBuilder Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Dave Lambert President, FWPA Fort Wayne, IN

Linda Haynes APJC ALabama

Ruth Weill Activist Milwaukee, WI

Michael P. Fagan Founder of the USDemocrat Network and the LouisianaDemocrat Network. Slidell, LA

Kim Loeb South Valley Peace Center & VFP Visalia, CA

Ben Manski, Fellow Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution Madison, Wisconsin

Carmine Bell Professor of English New Port Richey, FL

Suzanne Fournier Hedrick Activist Nobleboro, ME

Thomas Brinson Peace Activist,VFP, VVAW Deer Park, NY

Joni LeViness Oklahoma Green party

Patrick McCann, President South Florida chapter (032) Veterans For Peace Miami, FL

Sylvia Inwood, Chair Green Party of Michigan

Maia Duerr, Executive Director Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Berkeley, CA

Aiden Delgado, Iraq Veteran Against the War, San Francisco, CA

Nina Wickett, Activist and Staff Accountant, Marcellus, NY

Nancy Yarmolowicz, Katrina Volunteer, Mother, Brick, New Jersey

Willie & Mary Ratcliff, SF Bay View, San Francisco, CA

Buddy Georgia, Push for Peace, Walla Walla, WA

Pamela Osborne, Peace Activist/Educator Denver, CO

Steve Morse GI Rights Program Coordinator, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors Oakland, CA

Doctress Neutopia Lovolution Village Tuscon, AZ

Dan Avener President, Chapter 003, VFP Bango, ME

Joel Whiting, Disabled Vet Beings Rights,Keene NH

Ben Chitty,Vietnam Veteran Against the War Veteran For Peace Yonkers, NY USN 1965-9 Vietnam 1966-7, 1968

Bob Keilbach Veteran for Peace Flushing, NY