Update: Subject: Sizzlin' Summer Protest Canceled due to profound lack of participation!
By Cindy Sheehan
Today, the POTA 3 were acquitted of charges of crossing a police line on March 20th--the 3: Cindy Sheehan, jim Veeder and Jon Gold were arrested on March 20th and spent 52 hours in jail. The trial was postponed from June 10 until July 12, today--Elaine Brower, Matthis Chiroux and LeFlora Cunningham-Walsh were convicted--more info about the trial later but Elaine, Matthis and Leflora ended up getting a 100 suspended fine and were released.
The stay away orders from the White House were lifted and POTA is going to go and bullhorn and protest tomorrow (July 13th), meeting at one.
After tomorrow's event, POTA will be shutting down Sizzlin' Summer actions due to lack of participation. There will be no more housing available at St. Stephen's Church.
POTA still believes that the only way to peace is through the people and will stay in contact with everyone to strategize about organizing for a better future antiwar movement.
Thanks for all of your support and work for peace and justice.
Love & Peace
Monday, July 12
By Peace of the Action
Photo by mobile upload: 'Cindy Sheehan: Outlaws at the Courthouse'
Attorney, Mark Goldstonehad this to say from Washington, DC as he is preparing for the trial.
"On Monday, July 12, Cindy Sheehan, Iraq Veteran Matthis Chiroux and 4 other activists will go on trial, before a Judge of the DC Superior Court. They face relatively minor charges, but their trial raises the public outrage that the war in Iraq still goes on after 7 years - and the US invasion of Afghanistan is approaching its 9th year. A broad range of citizens and activists gathered in Lafayette Park on Saturday, March 20, to protest the US Government's continuing wars in the Middle East - which only continue to destabilize the region, and to use America's precious economic resources."
Cindy Sheehan agreed from her home in Oakland, Ca and had this to add: "We 'Peace Criminals' feel that it is necessary to perform civil disobedience because our nation continues to slaughter innocent people, despite a change in administration. We have the absolute right to perform acts of peaceful, non-violent civil disobedience, and the police and government have zero right to stop us."
Six of the defendants already spent 52 hours in jail for infractions and expect to be exonerated on 1st Amendment Grounds.
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