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Old 08-07-2002, 02:13 PM   #1
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Washington DC - Sept 26-29th

So whos in? Any of the DC people, or Bono's Angels?

Jubilee is having the march on Washington and the Protest for the World Bank/ IMF Sept 25-30th.

I'm planning on flying out for it but would really like to have some company!!

Who's up for it ?
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Old 08-07-2002, 03:17 PM   #2
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If I weren't going to be in Switzerland at the time, I'd certainly try to come. It's a great idea. Good luck to you all!
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Old 08-07-2002, 03:35 PM   #3
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I'll be there in spirit...unfortunately I have no money and I'll be in classes at that time...or I would SO be there.
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I live in the DC area, but marches on the World Bank tend to get ugly no matter how peaceful the intentions, so I will not be in attendance.

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Old 08-12-2002, 02:54 PM   #5
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I'm from DC too, but I'm not sure if I'll be in the area that time.
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Old 08-13-2002, 05:14 PM   #6
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i might be there....my husband told me he wanted to get involved in one of these things next time it was happening in our area...

(we live in pittsburgh but are from MD and still deny that we live in Pgh...hahaha)
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Old 08-13-2002, 06:59 PM   #7
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Originally posted by FishNeedsABicycle
I live in the DC area, but marches on the World Bank tend to get ugly no matter how peaceful the intentions, so I will not be in attendance.

*velcroes self to Fishy*
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Old 08-14-2002, 07:54 AM   #8
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I live in the DC area, but marches on the World Bank tend to get ugly no matter how peaceful the intentions, so I will not be in attendance.

if I told you U2 was doing a benifit concert in conjuction with jubilee would it change your mind?
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Old 08-14-2002, 10:18 PM   #9
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I'll be in Oxford by then. (I know, I know, cry me a river. )

Wish me luck, BTW, guys, I'm going to contact DATA and Jubilee about the Angel's letter writing campaign and try to expand it...go national.

:: prays and crosses fingers::

Dizzy-- you're new to me here (forgive me if I'm wrong-- haven't check the board in a bit). Welcome!! and I do hope you'll consider joining Bono's Angels letter writing campaing. Over 50 of us have sent letters/phone calls to Bush or O'Neill or both express our concerns and support for debt relief. Check the link in my sig for more.

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Old 08-16-2002, 01:31 AM   #10
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SD, there is some type of postcard thing for stopglobalaids.com going on. I'll try to find out more information.

Thought you would want to know...
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Old 09-10-2002, 10:44 PM   #11
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i live in DC, not sure if I will be around that weekend yet or not. I will let you know though
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Old 09-17-2002, 01:34 PM   #12
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I'm not going to be able to make it to DC now

Oh well, all you locals should go and show your support!! It's going to be a great couple of days!!! I know a few people from LA that are going and it sounds really exciting.

I hope we can do something local to show our support here at the very least.

I'm very disappointed that I'm not going but I've no vacation time left for work , and it's during the week.

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Old 09-27-2002, 01:54 PM   #13
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So here's the update. Up to 20,000 total protesters have convened on DC this weekend to protest the policies of the IMF and the World Bank.

I was hoping to go, but it couldn't be helped. Unfortunately, it looks like the few bad apples have made for arrests and that is making the news. It angers me that peaceful protests like the jubilee one don't get any news, and the rowdy, anarchist ones do.

Anyway, Jubilee USA is holding a march tomorrow, and
here is the info for any of the locals wanting to participate:

WHAT: Stop Global AIDS and Drop the Debt March
WHERE: Beginning at the US Department of Treasury (15th & G Streets NW) in Washington, DC and finishing at the Sylvan Theater (near the Washington Monument), joining thousands of people at the MGJ rally.

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th at NOON

WHO: Hundreds of people fed up with the effects of IMF/WB policies around AIDS and Debt

WHY: IMF/WB policies are responsible in large part for the persistence of the Global AIDS and Debt crises
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WHY: IMF/WB policies are responsible in large part for the persistence of the Global AIDS and Debt crises
As of noon on Friday, over 600 protesters have been arrested, a number that has been steadily rising all morning. It is a shame that the protest organizations devote their efforts to disruption and destruction rather that providing information that supports the statement above.
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Old 09-27-2002, 02:10 PM   #15
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I agree it is a shame. But you have to remember that there are THOUSANDS of peaceful protests going on in DC this weekend.

People should not stop demonstrating because of a few bad apples.
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