11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bell Park at 4800 Montrose
An anti-war/pro-peace demonstration. BYOT (Bring your own theme). Speakers requested, bring your signs and banners.
Alfred Molison (832-638-5187 Cell, alfredm 123 at sbc global.net)
I'll be at the DC protest. If you're trying to find a protest in your area, you can visit A.N.S.W.E.R. for their list of protests. We have great Texas members which is one reason I'm noting the Houston event.
Another is that they've written in (to C.I.) to complain about KPFT. That is the Houston Pacifica station. Despite the fact that the station's main page is nothing but announcements, you will find nothing about the protest against the war.
I have just e-mailed KPFT's general manager (Duane Bradley, I'm not expecting a response) the following:
Having read a number of e-mails about the fact that KPFT is not publicizing the Houston event tomorrow (rally against the wars), I was seeking a comment from you -- public comment -- on why that is?
I was under the impression you were a Pacifica station and Lewis Hill started Pacifica for a reason, didn't he? I'm not sure it was for Gumbo Gator or whatever event you've got on your website's main page.
I will probably be among several bloggers calling for people not to donate to Pacifica during the national fundraising next month and it will be due to the fact that Pacifica can't make time for the Iraq War.
Again, I don't expect a reply (if I get one, I will note it). But I do think the issue needed to be raised.
Tomorrow you can join many Americans in standing up against the wars or you can be as useless as KPFT is and do nothing. Doing nothing will allow the wars to continue for even more years and isn't that what we want?
Then you better get up off your ass and make your voice heard. We have no 'leaders' on the left. They're all members of the Cult of St. Barack. They sold out Iraq and Iraqis, they sold out everyone and everything. You can be like them or you can reclaim the high ground and stand up for what matters.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):