Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dodging Raindrops, Not Bullets and IEDs...

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday in spite of the gloomy weather. We certainly don't want anyone with health concerns out in the elements, but if you're able, dress for the weather and come on out. We're sure to face some rough days in the weeks to come, but we will continue as long as our troops are in harms way. Join us if and when you can!
The Incomparable Billyb...Thanks Buddy!

10/31/07 Bumped ~ Pam

Friday, October 26, 2007

National Day of Action to Stop the War

Saturday, October 27, 11 AM

Gather at 11:00 a.m. at Zussman Park map
(Davison Ave., 1 block west of Dexter Blvd.)

MARCH at 12:00 Noon
End at New Bethel Baptist Church map
(Linwood and Philadelphia)
for indoor RALLY 1-3 p.m.
Part of a National Day of Action to Stop the War!

Here's the info for Saturday's
protest in Detroit.
Please let us know in comments if
you are planning on
going or email me at
I have
a driver who can take a few people if
you're willing
to be navigator. If you're interested,
we can arrange for
to meet at our protest spot...
maybe around 10:30 am?
All the info is on the left, including
links to maps
and directions.
Please excuse the strange
layout of this
post...due to a time
crunch (and maybe a bit
of laziness!) I just copied and
pasted, and this
is how it turned
out. I was more concerned with
getting the info up than
aesthetics! I hope some of you
decide to go and
represent our group! Pam

National Day of Action to Stop the War

Saturday October 27, 2007 ~ Join us in Wyandotte, Southgate, or Detroit and make your voice heard! Momentum is building...let's keep it going and growing. Show up and bring a friend or two or three. We have to keep hitting the streets until there are so many of us they can't ignore us any longer. See you tomorrow...Peace, Pam

Sunday, October 21, 2007

This Week in Protesting...

We had a really good crowd today. I want all of you to know that I think you're an amazing bunch of people, so dedicated to doing whatever you can to bring our troops home. Many of you I have known for a long time, but I've also met a lot of wonderful new people who I never would have met if it wasn't for our protest. For that I am grateful, because in these troubled times it's easy to feel alone. Thanks to all of you, I don't anymore. I hope the same is true for you as well.

This week and last we were joined by some of the wonderful folks from the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice. There seems to be a lot of interest in sending a contingent from our group to join their mass protest in Detroit next Saturday. Since the timing conflicts with our own protest I will remain here, but it would be great if we could have a sizable presence there as well. Our movement becomes stronger when we join with others in neighboring communities, and mecawi i
s a large active group that has been at this a long time. Check out their website here. I will post complete details, ride share information, etc. later, but do think about it and check back here. I would be thrilled if we could send a group to represent us.

Enjoy the pics from today yesterday, and as always, many thanks to Bill and Nancy. And for the record, the problem with posting the pics was with Blogger , not me! P.S. Please sign my petition to The Young Turks radio show here to support and promote protesters everywhere!
(Click on any photo for a larger version.)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

An Update...

It seems that I'm unable to upload any photos to blogger for the time being. I've been trying off and on for most of the afternoon and evening, but I keep getting an error message. I'll keep trying, so check back. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

A Typical Day in Iraq, But This Time Close to Home...

Too close. The video below shows an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attack on a convoy of American troops from the perspective of the attackers. (Warning - it's difficult to watch.) The son of two of our protesters was in the vehicle behind the one that was hit, and he sent this video to his Dad, who asked me to post it here. Thankfully their son wasn't injured in the attack, at least not physically, but he watched it happen, saw his friends and comrades blown up. Think about that. Killed right before his eyes, knowing that it could easily have been him.

Roadside bombs are detonated every 15 minutes in Iraq. Every. Fifteen. Minutes. This is what we are asking of our troops. This is the life of the soldier in Iraq. This is why we must bring them home.