LITERATURE AND ORGANIZING RESOURCES Volunteers Needed
The War Resisters League designs, produces and distributes thousands of pieces of literature and organizing resources each year, including books, brochures, organizing guides, buttons, t-shirts and a range of current and classic anti-war posters. We need volunteers to help us fulfill the dozens of orders we receive each week from activists across the country, all working to end war and to create a more peaceful and just society.
"The city hasn't changed as much as real estate agents would have you believe," Steve Earle explains about his adopted hometown of New York City. "Specifically, my neighborhood hasn't changed that much. I point people in the right direction so that they can take their picture like the cover of Freewheelin' all the time."
March 19, 2008 -- Thirty-two people were arrested this morning as they staged a nonviolent blockade at the national headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC. The protestors had placed yellow police tape saying "WAR CRIME SCENE" across four entrances to the building, including the main entrance on Constitution Ave. and additional entrances on 12th St.
The demonstration was part of a national day of protest marking the fifth anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
OCTOBER 10-11: Join The Jericho Movement for a 10th Anniversary weekend of action for political prisoners. On Friday, October 10 join the Moving Agitational Picket at the UN and the Evening Concert to Benefit the Prisoners. On Saturday, October 11, join the noon Rally at the Harlem State Office Building, the March through Harlem and the Closing Rally in Morningside Park.
Media Reports about the IRS Blockade in Washington, DC, on March 19, 2008
“Cries Against War Sparse But Fierce” Fewer Than 1,000 Protest, 33 Arrested In Scattered Displays in the District,
Michael E. Ruane (March 20)
Detailed roundup with reference to RMO in lead; Ed Hedemann quoted
It’s like a double whammy losing Ralph at this time of year.
He died on February 1, early on in tax season and just as Ed and I were working on the “Where Your Income Taxes Really Go” flyer. It’s also just when baseball season is starting up. Players are heading to spring training and tickets are on sale. Normally, Ralph and I would be talking about how many pie charts to print and whether we would be able to get tickets for opening day at Shea.