Camp Casey Detroit established today!
Date: August 22, 2005 1:46:47 PM GMT-04:00
Subject: Action Alert: "Camp Casey, Detroit" Established Today!
For Immediate Release
Monday, August 22, 2005
Event: Detroit Delegation to Return Monday
Camp Casey Established in Detroit
Report Back at MECAWI Meeting Wednesday
Contact: Michigan Emergency Committee Against
War & Injustice (MECAWI)
5922 Second ave. at Antoinette
Detroit's Camp Casey Delegation to Return Today
Describing the atmosphere at Camp Casey One & Two in Crawford, Texas, as "electric", the delegation from Detroit which traveled to the historic peace gathering outside the vacation ranch of President Bush, will return to the city today.
The delegation has declared the formation of "Camp Casey Detroit" to further the cause of the Gold Star Families for Peace and the anti-war movement as a whole to "Bring the Troops Home Now!". "Camp Casey, Detroit" will be set up at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit on the corner of Woodward avenue and Adams today, Monday, after 1:00 p.m.
"We are calling upon military families, peace activists, youth, clergy, people of faith, labor, educators and all others who wish to see an end to the war policies of the Bush administration, to join us at 'Camp Casey Detroit'," the Detroit delegation said in a statement.
This ongoing project will continue at least until the massive anti-war demonstration in Washington, D.C., which will be held on September 24. The Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice, MECAWI, is organizing buses to travel to the nation's capital for this important gathering to demand that the Iraq occupation be stopped immediately.
Also on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m., the weekly meeting of MECAWI will feature a "report back" from the delegation that traveled to Camp Casey in Crawford. Members of the delegation met other anti-war activists from around the country. One delegation member, a military mother whose daughter served in Iraq for one year, addressed the mass rally at Camp Casey II near the Bush vacation ranch on Saturday evening.
The Detroit delegation were so inspired by the outpouring of anti-war sentiment at Camp Casey in Crawford, they have choosen to set up "Camp Casey Detroit". This is a nationwide movement with the establishment of other "Camp Casey" actions in San Francisco, California as well as a growing number of cities around the country.
Please come to Grand Circus Park to join in support of this historicmovement toward ending the debacle of the ill-fated war in Iraq,and help BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
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