Saturday, June 17, 2006
July 4th project + radio coverage of the Pittsboro event
July 4th is a revolutionary, democratic, and civil rights holiday, so advocating impeachment of a criminal and unjust leader is a good way to mark and resconsecrate that day. Also, July 19th is an impeachment day of action and July 23rd is the anniversary of the Downing Street Miknutes, one of the 8 DSM. GRIM is planning to table in Carrboro and possibly elsewhere on July 4th, and I'm plan to suggest a publicity campaign. One part would be a flyer listing some of the reasons impeachment is necessary (the Iraq War, war crimes and violations of international law, and violations of Americans' civil rights), upcoming events, and how to join the effort. Ways to help include attending the July 29th event in Raleigh and other events, (in Durham) writing to Mayor Bell, the City Council, and the County Commissioners in support of local impeachment resolutions (the Orange County County government and governments in Raleigh also haven't passed resolutions yet), writing to State legislators (since they can influence Congress directly according to a previously obscure rule), writing to newspapers, getting groups to pass resolutions, wearing orange on Fridays, and signing and circulating the impeachment petition ( www.petitiononline.com/dsmnc/petition.html, available on paper at the Durham Food Co-op, Internationalist Books, The People's Channel (?), and the Friday peace vigil in Chapel Hill), hopefully to be delivered to Price or his office again later in the summer. Do people have other ideas for campaigns or things to include in a flyer?
The update about Pittsboro is that at 7:30pm Wednesday there was a segment on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (?) Radio One about the Pittsboro town meeting! I think it is online at www.cbc.ca/dispatches . Wow, international coverage!