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Last month I wrote about the barely-veiled call for a coup d'etat sponsored by the group United for Peace and Justice. The march on the White House that was intended to trigger a popular uprising had originally been scheduled for the 15th of this month, but got postponed ... due to temporary sanity, one supposes. UPJ moved the date to today:
The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is organizing "From Mourning to Resistance," a March to the Pentagon on Monday, March 20, that will culminate in nonviolent direct action. This March on the Pentagon will begin with a gathering at 9 AM on Daniel French Drive, which is near 23rd and Independence. At 10 AM, there will be a march across the Arlington Memorial Bridge to Lady Bird Johnson Grove, near the Pentagon. At both sites, there will be speakers and music. The speakers are as follows: Bruce Gagnon, a Vietnam era veteran and director of the Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons & Power in Space, Fr. Joe Mulligan from Nicaragua, Global Call for Nonviolent Resistance, Laura Costas, Military Families Speak Out, Mike Ferner, Veterans For Peace and Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and Michael Berg whose son was beheaded in Iraq. There will be a ceremony to honor the dead, before a delegation attempts to deliver a coffin to Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld.
That's a bit different from their original rhetoric, which stated:
U.N. SOS - We need your help to end the reign of international criminals.
It is our duty and the duty of the United Nations to rescue the people of the world from the U.S. dictators. Murder for occupation and theft of land is illegal. Murder of journalists is criminal. Remove the traitors who have stolen the U.S. budget and used it to commit international crimes against humanity. ...
We are calling on all Member Nations of the U.N.; All Representatives and Justices in the World Court and International Criminal Courts; All Human Rights Advocates; All Soldiers and CIA agents and government officials who have been blackmailed or are in fear of the dictators to join us in ending this reign of corporate terror in our government. The World Criminal Courts need to incarcerate Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld for admitted crimes and known crimes of international scope. The Political Cooperative will put a new, temporary government in place that is comprised of people from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and all the organizations that have finally made us aware of the truth of the savage practices and illegal policies of our government in assassinating our own officials as well as people throughout the world who oppose their criminal activity.
Michelle Malkin will be on hand to document the lunacy. She promises to let you know if the revolution breaks out, but if the nutcases get 5,000 people out there, I'll faint from the shock. I doubt it will get even as many protestors as yesterday's fizzled anniversary marches against the Iraq War, but I don't doubt that some of the same people may be present ... Sphere It View blog reactions
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