CALL TO ACTION—UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN/ANN ARBOR COUNTER-INAUGURATION, JANUARY 20TH, 2005
***FIRST COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEETING—
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 8 PM
POSTING WALL, ANGELL HALL***
On January 20th, 2005, our worst fears will come true. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney will be sworn in to another 4 years as president and vice-president of the United States.
This will mean violence, intolerance, and hatred for another 4 years, for Americans and for the world. The most recent attacks on Fallujah have left the region utterly devastated, with no signs of the destruction ceasing. The administration’s disregard for the opinions of the global community have left us even more vulnerable as a nation. We must join hands with our brothers and sisters of the world, and stand up for our future.
We cannot be silent on January 20th. The world is counting on us to be the voices of dissent, to march and rally for peace, to reclaim our rights, to destroy the mandate. We call for people all over the nation and the world to converge in Washington, D.C., on January 20th, for peaceful anti-war, anti-hate, anti-intolerance, anti-greed actions. We also call for a student walk-out on the campus of the University of Michigan on J-20, followed by pro-peace, pro-diversity, pro-compassion actions on campus.
We call to organize rides, housing, know-your-rights training, legal observance, and risk-appropriate affinity groups for travel to Washington D.C. on January 20th. We call for campus activists and student groups to join the call, to participate in the student walk-out, and organize actions and events on the University of Michigan’s campus on J-20. We call for University of Michigan’s administration and faculty to participate in the events of the day, and to provide support for students on J-20.
WE ARE NOT LIMITED, NOR ARE WE BOUND BY ANYTHING IN THIS CALL. The people will determine the direction and content of this coordinating committee meeting.
There is no organization behind this call. We will meet to begin organizing and create necessary organizational structures on Thursday, December 2nd, at 8 pm by the posting wall of Angell Hall. Let us come together and stand with the people of the world who want justice, peace, truth, and love. Let us come together and stand peacefully against the leadership of George W. Bush.
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