[Imc-atlanta-audio] update; calendar, March 11-20
Atlantaiac at aol.com
Atlantaiac at aol.com
Wed Mar 9 11:54:06 PST 2005
With 10 days to go until the "2 Years 2 Long! Bring the Troops Home Now!"
march and rally in Atlanta, the pace of mobilizing is increasing. Your help is
needed especially to distribute leaflets and put up posters around the city.
Flyers are available outside the door of the IAC office or can be downloaded
from _www.georgiapeace.org_ (http://www.georgiapeace.org)
In particular, we will be passing out flyers to the Georgia Working Families
demonstration on Saturday, March 12, assembling at the Gold Lot at Turner
Field and marching to the State Capitol. If you can help with this, please meet
us at the Hank Aaron statue on the corner of Georgia Ave and Hank Aaron
(Capitol) at 8:30am. The march is scheduled to leave at 9am.
We have chartered a bus for the Fayetteville, NC southern regional "Bring
the Troops Home Now" march and rally, Saturday, March 19. Tickets cost $40 but
no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We want to take a full bus to NC
for this important demonstration in the home city of Ft. Bragg.
The bus will leave Saturday morning at 5am from the Inman Park MARTA station
parking lot and return following the close of the rally.
It is important that you make your reservations as soon as possible by
calling 770.989.2536 or e-mailing _atlantaiac at aol.com_ (mailto:atlantaiac at aol.com)
Donations to help subsidize seats are very much appreciated.
Ticket money and contributions can be sent to IAC at PO Box 424, Atlanta,
Ga. 30301 or online go to _www.paypal.com_ (http://www.paypal.com/) and enter
_atlantaiac at aol.com_ (mailto:atlantaiac at aol.com)
For more information about the Fayetteville events, go to
Also we are having a benefit film showing on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30,
Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland (corner of North and N. Highland) to raise
funds for the bus.The videos are part of the "Shocking and Awful" series about
the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Sunday afternoon, March 13, from 3-6pm, we will be having a work session at
the IAC office to finish making cardboard coffins to carry in the protest.
We'll have a break for dinner and then at 7pm, there will be the final
organizing meeting for the March 18-19 activities. Everyone is welcome.
The office is located in the Little 5 Points Community Center, 1083 Austin
Ave. NE (corner of Euclid and Austin), Rm. 203.
A few days ago we learned that Halliburton was conducting a job fair in
Atlanta on March 18-19 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel. We have changed the route
of the march to include stopping there to address the issues of war
profiteering and corruption exemplified by Halliburton and its subsidiaries operating
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The march will continue on to Woodruff Park and end at Peachtree and
Edgewood where military family members and veterans will voice their opposition to
Friday, March 11 - Saturday, March 12, International Women of Color Film
Festival, Auburn Ave. Research Library (corner of Auburn and Courtland). FREE.
Friday - 7-11pm; Saturday, noon-9pm. For a list of film showings, go to
_www.iyalodeproductions.com_ (http://www.iyalodeproductions.com/) or call
Saturday, March 12, 7:30pm, benefit film-showing, Manuel's Tavern, 602 N.
Proceeds to subsidize bus seats to Fayetteville march and rally.
Sponsored by International Action Center.
Sunday, March 13, 2-4pm, meeting to form a chapter of Military Families
Speak Out, Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland (corner of North Ave. and N.
Highland), the Eagles Nest.
For more information, contact Desmond at _originalman777 at aol.com_
(mailto:originalman777 at aol.com) or Denise at _agapedt at netscape.net_
(mailto:agapedt at netscape.net)
Sunday, March 13, 3-6pm, work session for March 18, IAC office, 1083 Austin
Ave. NE, Rm 203.
Help make coffins, signs and banners. Come for as long as you can.
Sunday, March 13, 7pm, final organizing meeting for March 18-19 events, IAC
office, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Rm. 203.
Monday, March 14, 5-6pm, weekly protest at Israeli Consulate, 1100 Spring St.
End the Occupation! Tear Down the Apartheid Wall!
Sponsored by Atlanta Palestine Solidarity.
For more information, go to _www.atlanta4palestine.org_
Monday, March 14, 7pm, introductory meeting to organize for the World Youth
Festival to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, August 2005, Morehouse College,
Kilgore Hall snack bar. The film, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" will
For further information, contact John at 404.434.7037 or e-mail
_sentinelroninx at bellsouth.net_ (mailto:sentinelroninx at bellsouth.net)
Monday, March 14, 8pm, opening performance of "The Exonerated," the
award-winning play which tells the true stories of 6 of the 116 people exonerated
from Death Row,
Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. (corner of Euclid and Austin). Parking is
available in the rear of the building.
Discussion to follow led by anti-death penalty activists.
Produced by Jack In the Black Box Theatre.
Play dates -- March 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29.
For ticket information, go to _www.jackintheblackbox.org_
Sponsored by Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
Tuesday, March 15, program with Gulf war veteran, Ga. Tech, time and
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30-7:30pm, Rachel Corrie Interfaith Vigil: Honoring
the Witness for Justice and Peace, Druid Hills United Methodist Church, 1200
Ponce de Leon (corner of Ponce de Leon and Briarcliff).
This is the second anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie, a US peace
activist killed while attempting to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home
in the Gaza Strip.
Sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.
For more information e-mail _ecorrie1970 at yahoo.com_
(mailto:ecorrie1970 at yahoo.com)
Thursday, March 17, Ga. State student walk-out, march and speak-out. Meet at
the fountain in Library Plaza, 11:45-1`2:15; march to Hurt Park for a
End the Occupation! Bring the Troops Home Now! Military Recruiters Out of
Sponsored by Students for Peace and Justice. For more information, e-mail
_gsuantiwar at yahoo.com_ (mailto:gsuantiwar at yahoo.com)
Thursday, March 17, 5-6pm, weekly anti-war protest, Decatur Square, Church
and E. Ponce de Leon.
Help distribute leaflets about March 18-19 Global Day of Protest events.
Sponsored by International Action Center and Georgia Peace and Justice
For more information, e-mail _azitamarcus at earthlink.net_
(mailto:azitamarcus at earthlink.net)
Friday, March 18, noon-1pm, weekly Stand for Peace, Colony Square, 14th and
Sponsored by WAND. For more information, call 404.524.5999.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, "TWO YEARS TOO MANY! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW" MARCH AND
assemble 5pm at intersection of Marietta and Centennial Olympic Park; march
Rally at Woodruff Park (corner of Peachtree and Edgewood), approximately
Bring signs, banners, drums. Dress in black if possible.
Volunteers are needed to carry cardboard coffins and the sections of the
Iraq Wall listing the 1500 US troops who have died. Please respond to this
e-mail if you can help.
For more information, call 770.989.2536 or go to _www.georgiapeace.org_
Saturday, March 19, Global Day of Protest with demonstrations and other
actions taking place in cities across the US and around the world.
Southeast Regional March and Rally, Fayetteville, NC, site of Ft. Bragg, 1
For more information, go to _www.ncpeacejustice.org_
For more information about NYC Central park march and rally, go to
Sunday, March 20, Global Day of Protest continues with many local churches
having special services or prayers and vigils to mark the second anniversary
of the war.
Sunday, March 20, 7pm, International Action Center weekly meeting, Little 5
Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Ave. NE (corner of Euclid and Austin),
Agenda items to include: upcoming April tour of Iraq Veterans against the
War; April 17 Walk for Women's Lives.
Please join us in planning and mobilizing for these and other events.
On March 8, the Coalition of Imokalee Workers announced a victory in the
multi-year struggle to win higher pay and better working conditions for Florida
farm-workers who pick tomatoes used at Taco Bell. Thanks to everyone who
supported these workers, mostly immigrants, who took on a major fast-food
corporation and won important concessions.
For more information on the agreement reached, go to _www.ciw-online.org_
Dianne for the International Action Center
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