Hi Pink Peacemakers, Happy Holidays. Sorry if you ve read this news already but I am so proud of Cindy and Medea and the UN Action gals -- below are resultsMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 26 9:47 AMView SourceHi Pink Peacemakers,Happy Holidays. Sorry if you've read this news already but I am so proud of Cindy and Medea and the UN Action gals -- below are results of Cindy, Medea, et al trial in NYC when we did the UN action. What I find amazing is that after the trial they went back to the UN and finally delivered all those petition signatures we collected last spring -- handing them to the very people who testified against them at the trial.Peace takes courage, too.Let's renew our commitment to work for peace in 2007. Please check out the DC action January 27 at www.unitedforpeace.orgFrom Florida, perhaps we could take the Amtrak train connection on Friday, January 26??? Interested??? Check out www.amtrak.com for prices and times. From Gainesville, we could carpool to the west Jacksonville Amtrak station. Appears to leave at 4:39 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. for $87 oneway. Returning leaves DC Union Station at 7:30 p.m and arrives back in Jax at 9:23 Sunday morning. Interested?Short on funds? Maybe we could have a yard sale ..? I was thinking of renting a booth at the Waldo Flea Market ($14 for the weekend) and selling stuff (Less Is More!) Anyone else think of anything or perhaps could host a Saturday yard sale on their lawn to raise money to go to DC January 27? Ideas?Ask around Peace Folks from Tally, Volusia, Orlando, Gainesville, Jax to post travel plans, ideas to go to DC January 27?Jacque Betz352-468-2101----- Original Message -----From: CODEPINK NYCTo: jacquebetz@...Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 4:38 PMSubject: CODEPINK NYC: Verdict is In
December 11, 2006
This morning the verdict came down in the trial of Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan, Missy Beattie and Patricia Ackerman. They were acquitted on four of the more serious misdemeanor charges, but were convicted of trespassing, a violation akin to a parking ticket. While the prosecutor requested that they be required to do community service-an irony given the fact that all four of them spend most days doing community service-the judge decided they should each pay a $95.00 court fee.
Following the trial, the four defendants, accompanied by a large group of CODEPINK supporters, returned to the "scene of the crime" to deliver the petitions they had been unable to deliver last March. This time Medea, Cindy, Missy and Patricia went upstairs to the U.S. Mission to the U.N. and handed the WOMEN SAY NO TO WAR petitions to two people who had testified against them only days before.
If you'd like to know more details about the trial, Amy Goodman will interview Medea and Cindy tomorrow morning on WBAI's Democracy Now (http://www.democracynow.org/).
Thanks to all the women of CODEPINK NYC who came down to the court at 100 Centre Street during the week-long trial to support Medea, Cindy, Missy and Patricia. Thanks to our four "peace women" for standing up against the war in Iraq and being willing to risk arrest to deliver our anti-war message.
We are planning to take this message to Washington, D.C. the weekend of January 27-29 as part of a United for Peace and Justice mobilization. (For more information see http://www.unitedforpeace.org/.) We hope you can join us!