Saturday, January 27, 2007

"Washington DC Rally to Stop the War in Iraq--Live from the Washington Mall "
Pacifica Live Coverage
DATE: Saturday, January 27, 2007
TIME: 11-am to 1pm EST (8-11am Pacific)

When President Bush announced he was sending in another 21,500 troops to Iraq, the anti-war movement began to mobilize its forces. Organizers with the United for Peace and Justice Coalition expect hundreds of thousands of Americans to gather this weekend to March on Washington to signal the Bush administration their outrage over the escalation of troops.

As the masses gather to protest, Pacifica Radio will broadcast live from the mall to bring you the voices of the people from the activists to the analysts.

ANCHORED BY: Verna Avery Brown, Washington Bureau Chief

An exciting team of expert anchors will join Verna Avery-Brown at the anchor desk to enhance the coverage with analysis and anecdotal information. Co-Anchors include:

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
Nationally known speaker and activist. Born in the US to an American Jewish mother and an Iraqi Muslim father. Wasfi has made two trips to Iraq since the 2003 "Shock and Awe" invasion .On April 27th she testified at a Congressional Forum to provide her eyewitness account of life in Iraq.

David Swanson
A progressive, well informed activist living in the Washington area who founded ./

Medea Benjamin
Courageous and tireless activist and co-founder of anti war group CODE PINK.

Rev. Graylan Hagler
Progressive, passionate anti-war minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in Washington, DC.

Travis Morales
Organizer with World Can

Include(along with other guests to be confirmed by organizers):

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, who last year led an antiwar march of thousands, the largest protest in Salt Lake City history

Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Rainbow Coalition

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH);

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA);

Bob Watada- father of Lt. Watada, the first military officer to refuse deployment to Iraq and currently facing court-martial; and active-duty service people.

Listen live on line.
Howie P.S.: ejmw will "use this diary to post pics and updates from DC throughout the day" on Booman Tribune.

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