Look out DC... They're baack!

Even though the Washington DC establishment has been giving them a hard time lately - if that is how you want to describe using the police to stifle Constitutionally protected rights to free speech and the freedom to assemble - according to one of Connecticut's very own Bloggers and seasoned activists the Answer coalition is still moving ahead with its planned events in conjunction with a bunch of other worthy organizations:

Starting this Saturday, there will be a week of antiwar protests and actions in DC with events being organized by multiple coalitions and groups.

There are over 100 transportation centers mobilizing for the September 15 antiwar march in D.C. Buses will be rolling from dozens of cities. You still have time to sign up for a seat. (Here in Connecticut, buses will be leaving Hartford, New Haven, and New London. Full details at AnswerCT.org.)

The ANSWER Coalition, who called the protests, is facing $30,000 in fines for putting up antiwar posters in D.C. in what is obvious politically motivated selective prosecution. The fines may well go much higher. ANSWER has filed a lawsuit claiming freedom of speech. Three antiwar organizers were arrested at a completely legal press conference last week for putting up one poster.

Let's all make it to D.C. to protest these outrageous, heavy-handed attempts to stifle legitimate protest. The Petraeus report will be released on Sept. 15, and there will be a full week of action in D.C. organized by multiple groups to protest the war.

Schedule for Sat Sept. 15 - 21

Sat. Sept. 15 - March on Washington and Die-in. The march will be led by Iraq War veterans. The Die-in will be civil disobedience. Lead organizer for march: ANSWER Coalition. Lead organizer for Die-in: Veterans for Peace.

Sun. Sept. 16. National Training Session for the other Days of Action.

Mon. Sept. 17. People's March inside Congress. Lead organizer: Code Pink.

Tue. Sept. 18. Congressional Occupation Day. Lead organizer: Grassroots America.

Wed. Sept. 19. Direct action. Details coming.

Thu. Sept. 20. Veterans lobbying day. Lead organizer: Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Fri. Sept. 21. National Moratorium Day. Actions will take place around the country. Information: IraqMoratorium.org.

This will be an historic week of protest in D.C. Be there.

A YouTube of the press conference where the police harrassed and arrested Answer coalition members:

This is pitiful abuse of power by the bush Washington DC elites against Constitutionally protected rights of American citizens.

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