October 5th in DC Logistics: Sign-up, Housing, Food, Transportation, Legal

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Housing for people attending the October 5th action will be available at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, located at 1525 Newton St. NW (on corner of 16th and Newton St. NW). Overnight housing will be available October 4th & 5th." People need to bring sleeping bags to St. Stephen's. There are no beds or bedding, just floor space.

People risking arrest who have special needs and require a bed please let us know asap. Contact Paul Magno at artlaffin [at] hotmail [dot] com

Pre-Action Meeting
There will be a meeting from 2-5pm on Sunday, October 4th for everyone participating in the October 5th actions. Location and further details to follow.

A meal will be served on October 4th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's. A light breakfast will be served on October 5th from 6:30-7:30 a.m. People will be on their own for other meals.

St. Stephens info
Metro Info to St. Stephen's: Closest Metro Stop is Columbia Rd. (Green Line). 10 minute walk to church. From Metro Walk north on 14th St. to Newton St. Turn left on Newton St. Church is at end of block on right. Parking: Street parking near the church is available but during day you have to move your car every two hours due to residential parking restrictions.

Other resources and links

For the text of the War Resisters International Nonviolence Handbook, go to the WRI website at: http://wri-irg.org/node/3855

To buy a copy of the WRI Nonviolence Handbook, go to the WRL online store at: http://www.warresisters.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=57&zenid=b7e06999c5cb8d403a2611c13ec73d0f

For more information on October 5th, see: http://www.nogoodwar.org/

Legal Support

Those engaging in nonviolent direct action on October 5th should be prepared for possible arrest, temporary incarceration and court proceedings. Sentences for convictions can involve community service, or jail for periods of up to 6 months, and/or fines up to $1000. These are maximum sentences, but our experience is that convicted nonviolent protesters receive a fine and/or community service.

The October 5th Coordinating Team will provide overall coordination of the post-arrest process, and work with all support persons as needed. We will have a support team of activists and lawyers on hand through the weekend to help with this process.

Go to our legal info page for detailed legal information http://www.warresisters.org/legal