Camp Casey Detroit

Friday, August 26, 2005

Join Camp Casey Detroit: Bring The Troops Home Now!

News Release:

Friday, August 26, 2005

Contact: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War &
Injuistice (MECAWI)
(313) 680-5508

Anti-War Encampment Continues at Grand Circus Park, Woodward Avenue at Adams, Downtown

Since Monday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m., Camp Casey Detroit has been in existence as a powerful symbol of the growing opposition to the occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan and the overall militarism of the Bush administration. We were inspired by the Detroit delegation's visit to Crawford, Texas during the weekend of August 19-22 which expressed solidarity with Cindy Sheehan and Camp Casey I & II located outside the ranch of President George W. Bush.

This effort has gone beyond the concept of a protest or demonstration in order to illustrate the need for creating a community committed to peace and social justice. The Camp Casey Detroit project has reached thousands of people who have driven by, walked past and joined this historic effort.

Camp Casey Detroit provides an excellent example of collective decision making and creative dissent. We have developed work shifts, divisions of labor and a support base that has sustained us over the last week. We intend to continue this effort at least until September 23 when we will take buses to Washington, D.C. for the national demonstration against the war in Iraq, demanding that the troops be brought home now.

We are requesting the support of all peace and justice loving people throughout the region. In order for the Camp to continue we need the support of everyone. If you support this alternative peace and justice project please come out and join those who are working around the clock to heighten the resistance. You can sign up to spend time staffing the Camp. If you can stay for one or two hours, bring food and water, donate supplies and other services that would advance our cause and the desire of most people in the United States and the world to end the permanent war policies of the Bush administration. We also need monetary donations to purchase food, water, paper, batteries and other supplies to maintain and strengthen the Camp and the anti-war movement as a whole.

Many people have come by to express their support. Others have agreed to join the Camp and help with the various tasks of maintaining a community of resistance. People from the surrounding community have signed our petitions and contact lists. Bus drivers have taken petitions for their riders to sign. Central United Methodist Church has expressed its support and solidarity with our efforts. Many people have reproduced our e-mails and leaflets for broader distribution. Others have called and spoken in favor of the effort and offered various forms of assistance.

In addition seats are still available for the September 24 trip to Washington, D.C. for the national demonstration. If you cannot travel to the nation's capital, donations can be made to support those who are going and to provide scholarships for people who do not have the $75 needed to purchase a ticket.

Please support Camp Casey Detroit!


At 11:49 AM, Blogger Camp Casey Detroit Blog said...

Military Families In Favor of War?

Just recently the President made the comment that he did not agree with a mother (who lost her son in the Iraq war)and her views. He then pointed towards the fact that other military families don't mind sacrificing their sons and daughters to a war for profit under the disguise of democracy. It leaves one to wonder do these families support imperialism or are they politically naive to the fact that the war policy is premised upon extracting, owning and profiting off of the spoils of the war. Which are they? Naive or pro-neocons.

So be it, if these families don't mind that their sons and daughters are being killed and sacrificed to the War God, while the ruling class powers behind these wars sit back in their ivory towers eating popcorn and watching the blood spill as long as its not their own or their children.

But this counter-protest group against Cindy Sheehan was organized by the Bush right wing neo facist communities who call themselves (The Move America Forward Movement) and the (You Don't Speak for Me Cindy Camp)

But people who actually use their mind to promote sound reasoning would have to ask the question, What do they mean by "Move America Forward"? What are they trying to move America forward to achieve in this catch phrase? Are they moving America forward to another terrorist attack? Are they moving America forward to facism? Is America actually moving forward because of the war? Or is it moving backwards into times of aggression, repression, facism, and militarism, that was experienced in Germany? Are they moving forward in the hatred of the people in the Middle East? So, what do they mean, when they say that they are "The Move America Forward Movement" in a caravan to counter a woman who has both a right to desent and a valid question to be answered by the President.

No doubt, the president found himself in a "catch 22", by Cindy Sheehans convictions, so he quickly consulted with Carl Rove to find out how he could counter this very powerful question posed to him by a ligitimate source. And so, without empathy and compassion he searched out either blinded or Neocon military families to build an opposition against a grieving mother who has a right to be angry about this illegal, immoral war that is using children from all races and mostly deprived backgrounds to die the most horrible deaths unnecessarily.

The President is not interested in democracy for the people of Iraq, because democracy means " a form of government that vests the power in the people. This is not the case in Iraq and this is not the case in America.

The war policy interest is monetary not geared toward social justice. Therefore, the Iraqi oil market is the key reason why the President is staying the course and protesting grieving mothers.

The president's answer to Cindy Sheehan is the usual counter maneuver and character assassinations tactics his administration is so well funded and so
capable of producing when they are in a "Catch 22"


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