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"Participate for Peace!" May 2 - 7, 2005

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    May 2 - 7, 2005 Bloomington Peace Action Coalition s Participate for Peace! The U.S. Occupation of Iraq must end now! Support House Concurrent Resolution 35,
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      May 2 - 7, 2005


      Bloomington Peace Action Coalition's

      "Participate for Peace!"



      The U.S. Occupation of Iraq must end now!

      Support House Concurrent Resolution 35, calling for an end to the occupation, by developing and implementing a plan for immediate removal of U.S. forces from Iraq.

      Write and call your Congressional Representatives and ask them to support and co-sponsor House Con. Res. 35.  Read the full text of the Resolution at:


      All Congressional contact information can be found at http://www.visi.com/juan/congress

      The House of Representatives switchboard number is 1-202-225-3121

      Please act now!


      GET INVOLVED in Peace activities this week!

      Pray and work for Peace!


      A number of Peace related meetings, demonstrations, broadcasts, film showing, and special events are scheduled for this week, in the Bloomington, Indiana area.


      DON'T MISS Amy Goodman and Carrie Newcomer at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Thursday. Tickets are selling fast. A sold-out presentation/performance is expected!






      Monday, May 2:

      "Counter-recruiting" Demonstration

      The I.U. student group, 'Against the Occupation of Iraq' continues the protest outside the Indiana National Guard office. Meet at Sample Gates at 4 pm.

      Time: 4:15 – 6:00 pm

      Location: Sample Gates, Indiana & Kirkwood Avenues, Bloomington



      Monday, May 2:


      information sharing and organizing meeting

      Everyone will have an opportunity to write postcards in support of the "End the U.S. Occupation of Iraq" resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 35. Plans for BPAC’s May events will be discussed. We still need help with fliering for the May 5th Amy Goodman/Carrie Newcomer event and BPAC’s film series (May 4 - June 1). Please help us spread the word!

      Time: 5:30 - 6:15 pm

      Location: 1514 E. Third Street, Bloomington

      (Room A/B inside the Center)




      Monday, May 2:

      "Standing Room Only" WFHB-FM Community Radio's new lecture series

      Tune in Mondays at 6:00 pm for a brand-new locally-produced public affairs program on WFHB. "Standing Room Only" features lectures and other public forums digitally recorded on-location at various sites in Monroe County. This new program amplifies voices not adequately represented in mainstream media, helping to raise consciousness of issues and events affecting life in south central Indiana and beyond.

      This week's broadcast features a colorful and engaging evening with Reverend Al Sharpton (from his April 21st talk in Bloomington). 

      Future guests include Amy Goodman on May 9th and Dr. Christine Glasser on May 16th.

      You can also listen to or download the program by going to http://news.wfhb.org/ 

      For more information, e-mail WFHB News Director Chad Carrothers at news@...

      Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

      Location: WFHB ~ 91.3 & 98.1 FM



      Tuesday, May 3:

      Community Access Television Services (CATS) Channel 3

      7:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:00 pm ~ 'Democracy Now!' with Amy Goodman

      2:35 pm ~ "The Oil/Weapons/Government Connection" - Jim Vallette's April 21 presentation




      Tuesday, May 3:

      "Counter-recruiting" Demonstration

      In response to the new Indiana National Guard Recruiting Office having their "Grand Opening" on May 3, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition and 'Against the Occupation of Iraq' call on the IU and Bloomington communities to protest the unlawful occupation of Iraq and oppose the "feeding of the War Machine" through military recruitment.

      We will gather at Sample Gates and picket the new Indiana National Guard Recruiting Office on Kirkwood Avenue. Let's have a huge turn-out to demonstrate our opposition to military recruiting in our communities. Spread the word!

      Time: 4:00 pm

      Location Sample Gates, Indiana & Kirkwood Avenues, Indiana University campus, Bloomington



      Tuesday, May 3:

      BPAC's "Committee for the Preservation of Democracy" (The Election Group) meets @ Encore Cafe'. Help make election reform and "truth in voting" a reality.

      Time: 7:00 pm

      Location: Encore Cafe', 316 W. 6th Street, Bloomington



      Wednesday, May 4:

      Community Access Television Services (CATS) Channel 3

      7:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:00 pm ~ 'Democracy Now!' with Amy Goodman

      7:00 pm ~ "The Oil/Weapons/Government Connection" - Jim Vallette's April 21 presentation





      Wednesday, May 4:

      Peace Vigil ~

      "End the U.S. Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now!"

      Everyday, wonderful people are being killed in Iraq. Why?!

      With more than 21,239 * Iraqi civilians killed and 1,586 ** U.S. soldiers dead and 12,147 ** U.S. military wounded since March 2003, this illegal, immoral war and military occupation in Iraq MUST END NOW!

      Take a stand for Peace. Join us!

      * see http://www.iraqbodycount.net/

      ** see http://icasualties.org/oif/

      sponsored by Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

      Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

      Location: Monroe County Courthouse Square

      corner of Kirkwood Ave. and Walnut Street, Bloomington



      Wednesday, May 4:

      “XXI Century” Documentary Film Series, Part 5

      "Civilization" considers in detail the history of Iraq prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion.

      Numerous aspects of Iraq are discussed by historians, international law scholars, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, and many others.

      Bloomington Peace Action Coalition and Reel Democracy are pleased to present the Bloomington premiere of the fifth installment of this critically acclaimed documentary series, created by filmmakers Gabriele Zamparini and Lorenzo Meccoli.

      More information about the film series can be found at http://www.reeldemocracy.org/

      and at the ‘XXI Century’ website –


      Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

      Location: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington



      Thursday, May 5:

      A Private Reception with Amy Goodman

      Amy Goodman, host of 'Democracy Now!', has graciously agreed to appear at a private reception, with net proceeds to benefit WFHB (Community Radio) to cover the fees required to air 'Democracy Now!'.

      This opportunity to spend an hour or two up close and personal with the host of our nation's largest community media project is NOT being advertised in print or broadcast media. There are only fifty tickets available and it's certain they will go fast. To reserve your seat, e-mail WFHB News Director Chad Carrothers at news@... or leave a voicemail message on the ticket hotline - (812) 325-8555.

      Tickets are $30 per person for this private reception with Amy Goodman. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Net proceeds benefit WFHB to cover the fees required to run 'Democracy Now!' on a daily basis.

      Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

      Location: Fountain Square Mall, third floor ballroom, Kirkwood Ave., downtown Bloomington








      Thursday, May 5:

      Amy Goodman ~ “Un-embed the Media!” speaking engagement with music by Carrie Newcomer


      Amy Goodman, nationally acclaimed independent journalist and host of Pacifica Radio’s ‘Democracy Now!’ will give a public talk as a part of her national “Un-embed the Media!” tour to promote the paperback edition of her book, "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them." She will be discussing the role of the media in the context of a nation at war, comparing corporate-owned media with the work of independent media. She presents a compelling argument for the importance of independent media to foster a dialogue that is vital to a healthy democracy.


      Local singer/songwriter and ‘Rounder Records’ recording artist, Carrie Newcomer will open the evening’s presentation with a performance of her music, past and present.


      This will be Amy Goodman's only Indiana appearance on her "Un-embed the Media!" speaking tour.

      Make plans to join us, and tell your friends about this exciting evening of information, insight, entertainment, and inspiration!


      Cost: $5 per person; $3.50 / students & seniors






      Time: 7:30 pm

      Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington



      Saturday, May 7:

      Peace Vigil ~ "War Is Not The Answer!"

      sponsored by WILPF (Brown County branch)

      Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

      Location: Brown County Courthouse, Main and Van Buren Streets, Nashville, Indiana







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      Timothy Baer

      Organizer, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition   

      (812) 988-1917



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